Symptoms Of July Fever

First entries due on 18 April

Saturday’s Gr2 Colorado King Stakes winner Coral Fever has shortened into 40-1 in the 2018 Vodacom Durban July ante-post betting market with Hollywood.

Coral Fever – shortened in July betting

The Robbie Sage-trained Coral Fever was left out of last year’s Vodacom Durban July but virtually booked his place for this year’s big race with a scintillating win in last Saturday’s feature.

It was reported on that last year the now five-year-old Judpot gelding Coral Fever won the traditional Highveld July pointer, the Grade 3 Jubilee Handicap over 1800m, and was consequently supplemented for the July in the same week as the final field selection.

However, he had won that race off only an 89 merit rating so was left out. Punters also ignored the merit of that win as he has continually flown under the radar this season.

There is plenty of value in the Hollywood ante-post betting.

Click here and take your medium term position on a winner

Flashback to 2018 July – Marinaresco storms home

Here is the big race timeline.

The R4,25 million Gr1 Vodacom Durban July will be run at Greyville on Saturday 7 July

First entries are due by 11h00 on Wednesday, 18 April

First Declarations close at 11h00 on Monday, 14 May

First Supplementary Entries close at 11h00 on Tuesday, 15 May

Second Declarations close at 11h00 on Monday, 4 June

Final Supplementary Entries close at 11h00 on Monday, 18 June

Weights will be published on Tues day, 19 June

Final Declarations close at 11h00 on Monday, 25 June

Final Field (20 with 2 reserves) and Draw announced on Tuesday, 26 June


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