July The Target

Gr3 Betting World 1900 entries

The traditional Greyville opening salvo in the race for a place in Africa’s greatest race, the R4.25-million, Gr1 Vodacom Durban July, will be fired in the World Sports Betting 1900 at the central Durban  course on Saturday, May 18 and no less than 20 big race candidates have been nominated for the  R500 000, Gr2 event.

Doublemint – could be a dark horse this season (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

Surprisingly to some, the Justin Snaith star contender, last year’s Vodacom Durban July winner Do It Again, is not among the 28 entries.

The four-year-old Twice Over gelding that followed up his July win with victory in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and a flying second in the Sun Met, had initially been nominated for the Independent On Saturday Drill Hall Stakes this Friday as his start to Champions Season.

9 Alyaasaat (AUS) Mike de Kock 105
3 Camphoratus R A Hill/S R Hill 105
10 Dark Moon Rising Paul Lafferty 105
19 Dawn Assault St John Gray 106
5 Doosra J A Janse van Vuuren 104
6 Doublemint Justin Snaith 104
16 Eyes Wide Open Glen Kotzen 109
27 Fiorella Duncan Howells 100
15 Flichity By Farr Alyson Wright 94
20 Fresnaye Joey Ramsden 108
2 Kampala Campari Andre Nel 107
14 Made To Conquer Justin Snaith 108
12 Magnificent Seven Justin Snaith 104
17 Mr Greenlight Duncan Howells 83
8 Pilou Sean Tarry 98
11 Platinum Prince Justin Snaith 97
4 Protea Paradise Mike de Kock 92
28 Roy Had Enough (AUS) Frank Robinson 109
18 Roy’s Riviera (AUS) Frank Robinson 95
23 Royal Italian Sean Tarry 87
26 Sabina’s Dynasty Brett Crawford 106
24 Silva’s Bullet Dean Kannemeyer 91
13 Silver God Sean Tarry 85
21 Social Order Sean Tarry 101
7 Strathdon Justin Snaith 102
25 The Dazzler Mike de Kock 99
22 Warrior’s Rest Sean Tarry 94
1 Zillzaal Sean Tarry 105

However, the stable did not go through with that possibility and he will not feature on Friday evening. His only possible testing season opener, unless he is supplemented into the “1900” next Monday, could now only be in the R1-million, Grade 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge over 1 600m or the 1 800m, Grade 3 Cup Trial on June 6.

But there is no shortage of interesting and exciting July contenders among the entries where there are five three-year-olds including the Australian-bred Alyaasaat and the Dynasty gelding Protea Paradise from the Mike de Kock stable and the Sean Tarry-trained Silvano colt Zillzaal.

Tarry has also nominated the Pomodoro gelding Royal Italian and Duncan Howells has entered his three-year-old Gimmethegreenlight colt, Mr Greenlight.

Silva’s Bullet

Dean Kannemeyer has entered his Silvano gelding Silva’s Bullet that ran below general expectations in the Sledgehammer last weekend and Glen Kotzen has nominated Eyes Wide Open that finished an uninspiring fourth in the same race won by the Mike-Azzie-trained Orpheus. Second in that race, the Frank Robinson-trained Roy Had Enough and stable companion Roy’s Riviera, are among the entries for the World Sports Betting 1900.

The Listed East Coast Cup, to be run over 2 000m on the same day, has received 17 entries that include four July nominees of which three – Flichity By Farr, Roy’s Riviera and the Duncan Howells-trained filly Fiorella – are also entries for the main event.

10 Be Yourself Glen Kotzen 76
2 Dynasty’s Blossom Joey Ramsden 95
15 Ella’s World Dennis Bosch 87
7 Expedite Glen Kotzen 87
6 Fiorella Duncan Howells 100
12 Flichity By Farr Alyson Wright 94
17 Gottalottaluv Stuart Pettigrew 82
16 High Altar Duncan Howells 76
5 Miyabi Gold Justin Snaith 105
9 Parabola Brett Crawford 78
8 Roy’s Riviera (AUS) Frank Robinson 95
13 Sabina’s Dynasty Brett Crawford 106
4 Silver Thursday Mike de Kock 87
14 Spring Poetry Louis Goosen 81
11 Sweet Preserve Glen Kotzen 73
1 Talitha Borealis Justin Snaith 92
3 Woodstock Fairy Candice Bass-Robinson 71

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