Met Winner Muscutt Back For Hollywoodbets Durban July

The countdown to Tuesday continues

The Zimbabwe-born UK-based Daniel Muscutt has been engaged to ride WSB Cape Town Met winner Double Superlative for Justin Snaith in the R5 million Hollywoodbets Gr1 Durban July, which will be run on 6 July.

Hollywoodbets first sponsored Northern Hemisphere rider, Daniel Muscutt turned a whirlwind visit to Cape Town in January this year into a memorable occasion when partnering Double Superlative to victory in the Cape’s flagship race, and will be looking to write another chapter in the history books.

Muscutt’s engagement was confirmed to the Sporting Post on Sunday by the Snaith team, who will be bidding for a sixth victory in Africa’s Greatest Racing event.

He will also be riding One Way Traffic in the DSTV Gr3 Gold Vase, Great Plains in the Durban Gr2 Golden Horseshoe and Royal Aussie in the Gr2 Post Merchants.

Other Hollywoodbets Durban July rides confirmed by the Snaiths are Winning Form wizard Richard Fourie (Future Swing), Jonsson Workwear flagbearer Rachel Venniker (Without Question), new Sporting Post-sponsored rider Sean Veale (Mucho Dinero), and Grant Van Niekerk (Hluhluwe).

Beyond the Snaith attack, confirmed riders include Piere Strydom (See It Again), Muzi Yeni (Royal Victory), Smanga Khumalo (Cousin Casey), Corne Orffer (Master Redoute), Gavin Lerena (Barbaresco) and Gareth Wright (Hotarubi).

Declarations are due by 11h00 on Monday morning.

The Sporting Post has attempted to confirm some other key riding engagements, but it’s a wait-and-see game for certain trainers with 28 hopefuls in the mix, as the final field is limited to 18 plus 2 reserves. So some booked jockeys could well become available.

The final field will be unveiled live on Supersport channel 208, Gallop TV and Racing 240 from 12h20 on Tuesday.

The Gallops are on Thursday at 07h00!

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