KZN Star Heads First Hollywoodbets Durban July Log

Save the date - 6 July 2024

The first Hollywoodbets Durban July log was published on Tuesday, 14 May 2024.

The Log was determined by Messrs Lennon Maharaj (Senior Handicapper), Raf Sheik and Graeme Hawkins and their deliberation was overseen by Manfred Rohwer, Chairman of the Gold Circle Racing Committee.

See It Again tops the log

See It Again  tops the log (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

The panel considered Merit Ratings, Current Form and Graded Race performances in arriving at their decision and the issuing of the Log is to provide a clear indication to all stakeholders and racing fans as to where each horse fits into the pecking order with just 53 days to go before the running of the R5-million Hollywoodbets Durban July (Grade 1) at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday 06 July.

In a genuine effort to be as transparent as possible, the Log is issued on the basis that if the Hollywoodbets Durban July was run today, these are the horses that would make up the final field.

But there are still a number of key races scheduled in the coming weeks, presenting an opportunity for horses to improve their chances of being considered for the final field at the time of final declarations on Monday, 24 June at 11h00.

Forty-five horses stood their ground at the first acceptance stage on Monday with the second declaration stage set for Monday 03 June. A notable scratching was the unbeaten 3-year-old filly, Gimme A Nother who is destined to continue her racing career in America.

Flag Man was the only additional supplementary entry after his eye-catching win on Saturday, but he will need to perform well in the Daily News 2000 to get into the final Hollywoodbets Durban July field.

There is a final supplementary entry stage which closes at 11h00 on Tuesday 18 June. The Log reflects the top twenty horses in order of preference and the next six in alphabetical order.

Hollywoodbets Durban July (Grade 1) Log as at 14 May 2024

  1. See It Again (4c) – Michael Roberts – 132
  2. Main Defender (3g) – Tony Peter – 131
  3. Royal Victory (4g) – Nathan Kotzen – 125
  4. Winchester Mansion (5g) – Brett Crawford – 124
  5. Green With Envy (3c) – Dean Kannemeyer – 123
  6. Purple Pitcher (3c) – Robyn Klaasen – 120
  7. Pure Predator (3g) – Fanie Bronkhorst – 119
  8. Dave The King (4g) – Mike De Kock – 126
  9. Royal Aussie (4g) – Justin Snaith – 124
  10. Without Question (4g) – Justin Snaith – 120
  11. Snow Pilot (3c) – Justin Snaith – 120
  12. Frances Ethel (3f) – Brett Crawford – 118
  13. Cousin Casey (4c) – Sean Tarry – 123
  14. Oriental Charm (3c) – Brett Crawford – 118
  15. William Iron Arm (3c) – Tony Peter – 117
  16. Hluhluwe (3g) – Justin Snaith – 117
  17. Hotarubi (3g) – Sean Tarry – 116
  18. Future Swing (4g) – Justin Snaith – 110
  19. Mucho Dinero (4g) – Justin Snaith – 110
  20. Master Redoute (5g) – Andre Nel – 115

Next 6 in Alphabetical Order  

  1. Aragosta (5g) – Mike de Kock – 118  
  2. Lucky Lad (3c) – Sean Tarry – 121  
  3. My Soul Mate (3f) – Candice Dawson – 115  
  4. Saartjie (4f) – Andre Nel – 110  
  5. Silver Sanctuary – (3f) Mike de Kock – 116  
  6. Triple Time (4g) – Justin Snaith 112

Second Declaration: Close 11h00 Monday 3 June 2024

Final Suppl Entries: Close 11h00 Tuesday 18 June 2024

Weights Published: Tuesday 18 June 2024

Final Declaration: Close 11h00 Monday 24 June 2024

Final Field and Draw Announcement: Tuesday 25 June 2024

  • Media release by Gold Circle on Tuesday, 14 May 2024

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