Durban July Contenders Meet At Greyville

An action packed meeting that includes five feature races takes place at Greyville in Durban on Saturday featuring the R1 million 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge.

justin snaith
Justin Snaith Picture: Liesl King

The G1 race will feature the winners of last year’s Vodacom Durban July Do It Again and January’s Sun Met Rainbow Bridge.

The pair, from the stables of Justin Snaith and Eric Sands respectively, last met in the Sun Met (2000m) at Kenilworth in January where Rainbow Bridge just beat Do It Again by three-quarters of a length.

After winning the Vodacom Durban July last year Do It Again won the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate before his second in the Sun Met.

For Do It Again it will be his first race in KwaZulu-Natal this year while Rainbow Bridge gave notice that he is ready to rumble when flying through in the home straight to finish second behind Undercover Agent in the Drill Hall Stakes.

They meet again at level weights with Do It Again and Rainbow Bridge expected to fight out the finish even though Brett Crawford’s Undercover Agent is also in the race.

Mike de Kock and Sean Tarry also field top contenders Soqrat, Matador Man and Cirillo and Dennis Drier races his smart Dynasty filly Lady In Black.

The G3 Cup Trial includes six Vodacom Durban July entries that will be all out to impress the July Selection Panel when they choose the final 20 horses.

This is a competitive field and a close finish and possible upset result can be expected.

The meeting also includes the three finals of the very competitive KZN Winter Challenges that usually produce close and exciting racing.

The Pick 6 pool on Saturday is expected to reach at least R3 million.

VODACOM DURBAN JULY LOG (June 3)

R4,250,000; 2200m

1 DO IT AGAIN (4G) 125 Justin Snaith

2 RAINBOW BRIDGE (4G) 124 Eric Sands

3 HAWWAAM (3C) 121 Mike de Kock

4 RETURN FLIGHT (3F) 109 Sean Tarry

5 HEAD HONCHO (5G) 122 Andre Nel

6 TWIST OF FATE (3C) 117 Joey Ramsden

7 LADY IN BLACK (4F) 112 Dennis Drier

8 LEGAL EAGLE (7G) 116 Sean Tarry

9 TILBURY FORT (5G) 110 Sean Tarry

10 EYES WIDE OPEN (4C) 109 Glen Kotzen

11 MADE TO CONQUER (5G) 108 Justin Snaith

12 MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (4G) 104 Justin Snaith

13 DIVINE ODYSSEY (4G) 111 J A Janse van Vuuren

14 HERO’S HONOUR (4G) 106 Gary Alexander

15 BARAHIN (3C) 108 Mike de Kock

16 FRESNAYE (4F) 104 Joey Ramsden

17 DOUBLEMINT (4C) 104 Justin Snaith

18 MIYABI GOLD (4F) 105 Justin Snaith

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19 CAMPHORATUS (4F) 105 R A Hill/S R Hill

20 ZILLZAAL (3C) 104 Sean Tarry

 


SA Racing



Greyville

Saturday, 08th June 2019

7
15:20
(local)

RISING SUN GOLD CHALLENGE (Grade 1) (G1)

WT: 57.5kg Type: OPEN
ZAR R1,000,000
1600m TURF GOOD
7
15:20
(local)
ZAR R1,000,000
1600m GOOD

RISING SUN GOLD CHALLENGE (Grade 1) (G1)

WT: 57.5kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 1. DO IT AGAIN (SAF) 4yo G
TWICE OVER (GB) - SWEET VIRGINIA (SAF)
RICHARD FOURIE
JUSTIN SNAITH
$4.75
60.0kg
Messrs N Jonsson, B Kantor & Late W J C Mitchell
2nd 7. CIRILLO (SAF) 3yo C
POMODORO (SAF) - MISS WORDSWORTH (SAF)
LYLE HEWITSON
SEAN TARRY
$21.00
58.5kg
Mr C J H van Niekerk

Sales Information

3rd 2. RAINBOW BRIDGE (SAF) 4yo G
IDEAL WORLD (USA) - HALFWAY TO HEAVEN (SAF)
ANTON MARCUS
ERIC SANDS
$2.80
60.0kg
Mr & Mrs M L P Rattray
4th 6. SOQRAT (AUS) 3yo C
EPAULETTE (AUS) - ELZEEZA (AUS)
RANDALL SIMONS
MIKE DE KOCK
$3.80
58.5kg
5th 3. UNDERCOVER AGENT (SAF) 4yo H
CAPTAIN AL (SAF) - SECRET RISK (SAF)
CORNE ORFFER
BRETT CRAWFORD
$7.00
60.0kg

Sales Information

6th 8. LADY IN BLACK (SAF) 4yo F
DYNASTY (SAF) - MYSTERY DAME (SAF)
SEAN VEALE
DENNIS DRIER
$29.00
57.5kg
7th 5. NEW CALEDONIA (SAF) 6yo G
RIGHT APPROACH (GB) - CORAL GARDEN (SAF)
GAVIN LERENA
GEOFF WOODRUFF
$51.00
60.0kg
8th 4. MATADOR MAN (SAF) 5yo G
TOREADOR (IRE) - SAHARA (SAF)
L J FERRARIS
SEAN TARRY
$21.00
60.0kg