Futura On Course For Durban July

Snaith team 'gutted' to lose services of Bernard Fayd'herbe

Futura digs deep in the final stages

Futura seen winning the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

Sensational dual L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and J&B Met winner Futura is well on track for a tilt at the Gold Challenge and the Vodacom Durban July and reports are that the SA Champion Snaith Racing Team could not be happier with his progress.

“We are excited about the magnificent son of Dynasty’s Champions Season prospects and he is amongst the nominations being announced later today for the Vodacom Durban July,” said Snaith spokesman Jono Snaith.

Snaith added that Futura was one of the cleanest and soundest horses in their powerful string and that top jockey Sean Cormack was pleased with what he had been doing so far in his work.

jono snaith

Jono Snaith

“With Richard Fourie in Cape Town, Sean Cormack is riding Futura in all of his work. We will have him on the grass next week and he is well on track for the Rising Sun Gold Challenge to be run at Greyville on 6 June.”

Snaith added that it was very unfortunate to lose the services of Futura’s regular pilot Bernard Fayd’herbe.

“We were gutted to lose Bernard Fayd’herbe who is obligated to ride King of Pain for his stable during the Durban season. Bernard was clearly our top choice as he has ridden Futura perfectly and he has very close ties to our stable.Richard Fourie has done well with last year’s July winner Legislate and he will stick with him.”

He said that a meeting was planned with the Futura owners to discuss his programming specifics in the next few days and they hoped to also have more clarity on the jockey aspect then.

Bernard Fayd’herbe could not be reached for comment.

The 2015 Vodacom Durban July nominations will be announced later today.

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