Brazuca - Vodacom Durban July 2017

Brazuca - Horse - Vodacom Durban July 2017 - Horse Racing - Gavin Lerena

All the info you need to know on the Vodacom Durban July 2017 runner BRAZUCA. Profile, form, tips, betting and comments are provided.

BRAZUCA. Learn more about this Johan Janse van Vuuren trained colt below. Form and comments are provided courtesy of WINNING FORM.

Brazuca - Jockey Silks - Horse Racing - White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap

3) BRAZUCA (AUS) - 33/1

Trainer: Johan Janse van Vuuren
Jockey: Gavin Lerena
Owner: Messrs J F & L M F Wernars
Age / Sex: 4yo / Colt
Merit Rating: 108
Colours: White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap

Durban July Draw: 20 (of 20)
Weight Carrying: 56.5kg

Total Runs: 16
First Place: 5
Places: 6

Runs at Greyville: 2 (1 PLACE)
Runs at 2200m Distance: 0

Notable Runs:
1st in the 2017 Colorado King Stakes (Gr 2) - 2000m
3rd in the 2016 Premier's Champions Challenge (Gr 1) - 2000m
2nd in the 2016 SA Classic (Gr 1) - 1800m
2nd in the 2016 Investec Cape Derby (Gr 1) - 2000m
2nd in the 2015 Cape Guineas (Gr 1) - 1600m

JOCKEY Comments:
Jockey Gavin Lerena is currently travelling back to SA from the UK and will provide his comments on Thursday evening.

TRAINER Comments:
Trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren did not have any comments for his runner, but did quote to TabOnline that he had 'no tactics' going into the race, and that the horse was doing well.

MAGIC TIPS (Winning Form) Comment:
Top class colt with internationally experienced jockey who rides him well. Disappointing prep but distance no issue and is sure to be right up there from the worst draw. The Australian import has been victorious with front-running tactics in the past and could make full advantage of the lack of natural pacesetters. Of course he shot to fame with a brilliant performance as a juvenile on this day whilst still a maiden in 2014. Needs to up his game but upset potential if allowed to dictate.

Verdict: Well held on recent form but top jockey up, can upset if he races up with the pace.

  • Gavin Lerena has been flown in from the UK to take the ride on Brazuca.
  • Gavin Lerena will be riding in his 8th Durban July. His best finish was 4th on-board Tellina in 2014.
  • Gavin Lerena has won the Sansui Summer Cup on two occasions, both on MASTER SABINA (who also runs in this race). 
  • Brazuca will jump from the widest draw on July day. Last year's Durban July winner THE CONGLOMERATE as well as 2012 winner Pomodoro jumped from the same draw gate. 

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