Eyes Shut On July

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Eyes Wide Open, 6-1 favourite for the Vodacom Durban July with those firms already betting on the country’s most famous race, is no longer under consideration for the Greyville showpiece.

Eyes Wide Open – class 3yo

Michael Clower writes that after the colt won the Investec Cape Derby Glen Kotzen immediately started thinking in terms of the July, so following in the footsteps of Big City Life with whom he completed the double in 2009, but further reflection has caused him to change plans.

Kotzen explained: “He won’t now be running in the July because of the weights – he is almost the top-weighted three-year-old in the country. He leaves for Durban in about two weeks but I am not sure yet when he will start. I will see how he goes and then decide.”

Talented stable companion Gold Standard – second in last season’s Cape Guineas and fourth in the Met – is already in Durban.

Kotzen said: “He was just not completely firing so we sent him back to Drakenstein for a nice break. He will probably go straight for the Rising Sun Gold Challenge on June 9.”


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