Pagoda - Vodacom Durban July 2017

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

Learn more about the Geoff Woodruff trained gelding Pagoda below. Form and comments are provided courtesy of WINNING FORM.

Pagoda - Jockey Silks - Black, yellow squares and sleeves, quartered cap

16) PAGODA - 25/1

Trainer: Geoff Woodruff
Jockey: Chase Maujean
Owner:  Messrs Kuben Gengan, Rajen Devan, G V Woodruff & Mrs S E M Louw
Age / Sex: 3yo / Gelding
Merit Rating: 101
Colours: Black, yellow squares and sleeves, quartered cap

Durban July Draw: 14 (of 20)
Weight Carrying: 53.0 kg

Total Runs: 10
First Place: 3
Places: 3

Runs at Greyville: 1
Runs at 2200m Distance: 0

Notable Runs:
2nd in the 2017 SA Derby (Gr 1) - 2450m

Vodacom Durban July Final Field Betting Now Open

JOCKEY Comments:
No comment available.

TRAINER Comments:
Trainer Geoff Woodruff: "Was all at sea at Greyville when having his first run here but is bound to improve from the outing. Off a low weight should run well with Al Sahem – if he (Al Sahem) has a chance, so should Pagoda."

"He is doing well and he is very fit. Without being over confident we are willing to take our chance."

MAGIC TIPS (Winning Form) Comment:
Top Gauteng visitor from champion stable and his runner-up effort behind AL SAHEM in the Derby enhanced his reputation. However, he has always given the indication that he prefers a galloping circuit so his sub-standard Daily News 2000 performance on this short run-in wasn't surprising at all. He clearly deserves his place in this field but has a huge task on this track & with an out of sorts jockey who lacks experience in this event. A minor placing is the best his connections can hope for from the son of Mogok.

Verdict: Top Gauteng visitor, prefers galloping track but would have come on from local debut.

  • Geoff Woodruff trained the back-to-back Durban July winner El Picha, who won the Durban July in 1999 and 2000. 
  • Geoff Woodruff was the trainer of MASTER SABINA, who is now with the Justin Snaith yard.
  • This will be jockey Chase Maujean's first ride in a Durban July.
  • Pagoda will jump from draw 14. Only four horses have won from this stall, with the last being El Picha's first Durban July victory in 1999. 

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