Past Vodacom Durban July winning trainers have a total of 29 of the 49 first entries announced on Wednesday for the R4,25 million 2200m spectacular to be contested at Greyville on Saturday 6 July.
There are 13 Gr1 winners in the 2019 renewal!
The past winner entry charge is led by the defending title holder (2018 top three!) and SA Champion Justin Snaith (9), followed by Mike de Kock (7), Sean Tarry (6), Geoff Woodruff (2), Glen Kotzen (2) and Joey Ramsden (2), while multiple July winner Dean Kannemeyer has registered a single entry.
Snaith, who won the race last year with Do It Again, Legislate (2014) and Dancer’s Daughter in 2008, has a powerful hand, which includes last year’s historic Sun Met winner Oh Susanna – whose racing future is said to be in some doubt.
Mike de Kock, who won the July in 2002 with Ipi Tombe, in 2004 with Greys Inn, and then in consecutive years with Bold Silvano (2010) and Igugu (2011), has a power hand led by 3yo’s Hawwaam and the dark horse, Barahin.
A notable absentee in the De Kock arsenal is Buffalo Bill Cody, who was scratched from the Queen’s Plate and has not been seen since.
KZN trainers are led by Summerveld based Frank Robinson with 4 entries, followed by Robbie Hill and Ashburton kingpin Duncan Howells with 2 apiece, while Dennis Drier, Paul Lafferty and Alyson Wright have one each.
Candice Bass-Robinson, who made history when Marinaresco won the July in 2017, is the only active trainer to win the big race in the 21st century without an entry this year.
The 49 Vodacom Durban July entries
|0||Alyaasaat (AUS)||Mike de Kock||105|
|0||Arianos Shadow||Frank Robinson||93|
|0||Atyaab (AUS)||Mike de Kock||105|
|0||Banner Hill||Geoff Woodruff||99|
|0||Barahin||Mike de Kock||108|
|0||Bunker Hunt||Justin Snaith||100|
|0||Camphoratus||R A Hill/S R Hill||105|
|0||Dark Moon Rising||Paul Lafferty||105|
|0||Dawn Assault||St John Gray||106|
|0||Divine Odyssey||J A Janse van Vuuren||105|
|0||Do It Again||Justin Snaith||125|
|0||Doosra||J A Janse van Vuuren||104|
|0||Elusive Silva||Justin Snaith||103|
|0||Eyes Wide Open||Glen Kotzen||111|
|0||Flichity By Farr||Alyson Wright||94|
|0||Hawwaam||Mike de Kock||121|
|0||Head Honcho||Andre Nel||122|
|0||Hero’s Honour||Gary Alexander||107|
|0||Lady In Black||Dennis Drier||117|
|0||Legal Eagle||Sean Tarry||118|
|0||Made To Conquer||Justin Snaith||108|
|0||Magnificent Seven||Justin Snaith||104|
|0||Miyabi Gold||Justin Snaith||105|
|0||Noble Secret||Mike de Kock||105|
|0||Oh Susanna (AUS)||Justin Snaith||118|
|0||Platinum Prince||Justin Snaith||97|
|0||Protea Paradise||Mike de Kock||92|
|0||Rainbow Bridge||Eric Sands||124|
|0||Red Chesnut Road||R A Hill/S R Hill||101|
|0||Return Flight||Sean Tarry||106|
|0||Roy Had Enough (AUS)||Frank Robinson||109|
|0||Roy’s Riviera (AUS)||Frank Robinson||95|
|0||Run Red||Andre Nel||94|
|0||Samurai Warrior||Weiho Marwing||105|
|0||Secret Potion||Geoff Woodruff||102|
|0||Silva’s Bullet||Dean Kannemeyer||91|
|0||Silver God||Sean Tarry||87|
|0||The Dazzler||Mike de Kock||99|
|0||Tilbury Fort||Sean Tarry||110|
|0||Top Classman||Frank Robinson||85|
|0||Twist Of Fate||Joey Ramsden||115|
First Declaration: Close 11:00 Monday, 13 May The July Timeline
First Supp. Entries: Close 11:00 Tuesday, 14 May
Second Declaration: Close 11:00 Monday, 3 June
Final Supp. Entries: Close 11:00 Tuesday, 18 June
Weights Published: Tuesday, 18 June
Final Declaration: Close 11:00 Monday, 24 June
Final Field and Draw: Tuesday, 25 June
Public Gallops – Thursday 27 June at 07h00