Golden Ducat – July Jockey To Be Announced

No later than midday on Wednesday

Eric Sands (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Eric Sands (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Trainer Eric Sands, who has two fancied runners in Saturday’s Gr1 Vodacom Durban July, will declare a jockey for the Cape Derby winning 3yo Golden Ducat by midday on Wednesday.

In a chat to the Sporting Post earlier today, Sands said that he appreciated the position of the betting public, and that of the organisers and sponsors of the great race.

The NHRA are also keen to finalise the matter of the outstanding jockey engagement.

The veteran Cape trainer, whose recent Hollywoodbets Gr1 Gold Challenge winner Rainbow Bridge will be ridden by Winning Form’s SA Champion jockey elect Warren Kennedy, has faced a real dilemma to find the right jockey for Golden Ducat.

The son of Ideal World carries 53kgs, and in view of the limited jockey pool as a result of travel restrictions imposed by the NHRA, there are only a handful of riders available – and the trainer would probably not want to run overweight.

In view of his draw, Golden Ducat could prove to be vital to Sands’ tactical bid to win the July.

Race-7 (Turf) R1 500 000 2200m 15:10 Ref-711
1st R937500, 2nd R300000, 3rd R150000, 4th R75000, 5th R37500
Open to all Horses
WFA: 3yrs-2kgs
No Apprentice Allowance
1 1 Golden Ducat 53 115 A …………… Eric Sands
2 2 Rainbow Bridge 60 134 A W Kennedy Eric Sands
3 3 Padre Pio 53 115 A A Mgudlwa Dennis Bosch
4 4 Miyabi Gold 52 115 A K de Melo Justin Snaith
5 5 Soqrat (AUS) 59 132 A C Murray Mike de Kock
6 6 Twist Of Fate 56.5 127 BA A Domeyer Adam Marcus
7 7 Shango 53 116 TBA L Hewitson Sean Tarry
8 8 Capoeira 53 115 BA T Godden Andre Nel
9 9 Vardy 60 134 A C Zackey Adam Marcus
10 10 Divine Odyssey 53 117 A S Randolph J A Janse van Vuuren
11 11 Tierra Del Fuego 55 124 A G Lerena Sean Tarry
12 12 It’s My Turn 53 118 A S Veale Dean Kannemeyer
13 13 Got The Greenlight 53 118 T A M Yeni Joe Soma
14 14 Bunker Hunt 55 124 A G van Niekerk Justin Snaith
15 15 Silvano’s Pride 52 118 A S Moodley Justin Snaith
16 16 Camphoratus 52 110 A G Wright R A Hill/S R Hill
17 17 Belgarion 53 119 A R Fourie Justin Snaith
18 18 Do It Again 59.5 133 A A Marcus Justin Snaith
19 0 Tristful 53 109 A Reserve 1 Tony Rivalland
20 0 Hero’s Honour 53 115 A Reserve 2 Gary Alexander
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,2) (4,14,15,17,18) (6,9) (7,11)


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