Dave The King – Out Of Hollywoodbets Durban July

Goes direct to the Champions Cup

Dave The King, the facile winner of the Hollywoodbets Gr1 Gold Challenge at Hollywoodbets Greyville 10 days ago, has been withdrawn from the 2024 Hollywoodbets Durban July, following a decision taken by his connections.

Muzi Yeni guides Dave The King to a Gold Challenge victory

Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge winner Dave The King has been withdrawn from the Hollywoodbets Durban July (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Mike de Kock said on Tuesday: “After consulting with his owners, we have decided to take him out of the July and aim him at the Gr1 HKJC Champions Cup on Gold Cup Day,  Sunday 27 July.

“Dave The King has proven that his best form is between 1600m and 1800m. He finished 5.50-lengths behind Winchester Mansion in last year’s July, it was just too far for him. Also, after he was gelded he was beaten four lengths in the Summer Cup over 2000m, just running out of steam late. He is a game horse, tries his best and is suited to the Champions Cup. He is doing very well after his Gold Challenge win, so we’ll be looking forward to the Cup.”

Dave The King finished third and on the heels of Princess Calla and See It Again in last year’s Champions Cup.

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