The final field for the R4,25 million Gr1 Vodacom Durban July to be run at Greyville on Saturday 6 July was unveiled at a unique public event at the Gateway Shopping Centre in Umhlanga Rocks on Tuesday.
The proceedings attracted plenty of passing attention and generated publicity that has never been a feature of the ceremony – normally conducted behind doors under crystal chandeliers at an invitation only luncheon at Greyville.
SA champion trainer Justin Snaith defends his 2018 title with Do It Again heading a powerful quintet of challengers.
Sean Tarry with four runners and Mike de Kock with a pair are the other trainers with multiple runners. De Kock would have been pleased with both Hawwaam and Barahin drawing well.
There are five fillies in the 2019 renewal, including recent Gr1 winner Camphoratus, who comes in as a reserve.
The 3yo’s have a big shout with five runners representing that age category – headed by the boom Silvano colt Hawwaam, who will be ridden by last year’s winning rider, Anton Marcus.
Open to all Horses
No Apprentice Allowance
|1||10||Do It Again||60||125||A||R Fourie||Justin Snaith|
|2||4||Rainbow Bridge||59.5||124||A||G Lerena||Eric Sands|
|3||19||Head Honcho||58.5||122||T A||K de Melo||Andre Nel|
|4||3||Hawwaam||56||121||A||A Marcus||Mike de Kock|
|5||7||Legal Eagle||55||115||T A||L Hewitson||Sean Tarry|
|6||17||Twist Of Fate||54||117||A||N Juglall||Joey Ramsden|
|7||9||Lady In Black||53.5||112||A||S Veale||Dennis Drier|
|8||6||Barahin||53||112||A||M Yeni||Mike de Kock|
|9||16||Divine Odyssey||53||111||A||C Habib||J A Janse van Vuuren|
|10||1||Tilbury Fort||53||110||T A||R Danielson||Sean Tarry|
|11||18||Eyes Wide Open||53||109||A||W Kennedy||Glen Kotzen|
|12||11||Made To Conquer||53||108||A||M Khan||Justin Snaith|
|13||15||Roy Had Enough (AUS)||53||108||A||M V’Rensburg||Frank Robinson|
|14||12||Doublemint||53||104||A||C Orffer||Justin Snaith|
|15||8||Magnificent Seven||53||104||A||*L J Ferraris||Justin Snaith|
|16||2||Return Flight||52||109||A||R Munger||Sean Tarry|
|17||13||Fresnaye||52||105||A||G Cheyne||Joey Ramsden|
|18||5||Miyabi Gold||52||105||A||S Khumalo||Justin Snaith|
|19||14||Camphoratus||52||105||A||Reserve 1||R A Hill/S R Hill|
|20||20||Zillzaal||53||104||TBA||Reserve 2||Sean Tarry|
|Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote|
|(1,12,14,15,18) (4,8) (5,10,16,20) (6,17)|
The July gallops will be held at Greyville on Thursday at 07h00.