Safe Harbour - Vodacom Durban July 2017

Safe Harbour - Sean Tarry - Horse Racing - South Africa

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

Sean Tarry's filly SAFE HARBOUR has been the perennial bridesmaid in Grade 1 events of late, always finishing among the places, but never catching the top spot. Can she be the star of the show and win South Africa's premier race - the 2017 Vodacom Durban July? Learn more about this three-year old filly below. Form and comments are provided courtesy of WINNING FORM.




Safe Harbour - Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap - Messrs C J H van Niekerk & Wehann Smith

18) SAFE HARBOUR - 16/1

Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Nooresh Juglall
Owner: Messrs C J H van Niekerk & Wehann Smith
Age / Sex: 3yo / Filly
Merit Rating: 103
Colours: Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap

Durban July Draw: 12 (of 20)
Weight Carrying: 52.0 kg

FORM
Total Runs: 15
First Place: 3
Places: 6

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

Notable Runs:
3rd in the 2017 Woolavington 2000 (Gr 1) - 2000m
4th in the 2017 Empress Club Stakes (Gr 1) - 1600m
2nd in the 2017 SA Fillies Classic (Gr 1) - 1800m
2nd in the 2017 Paddock Stakes (Gr 1) - 1800m
2nd in the 2016 Cape Fillies Guineas (Gr 1) - 1600m


Vodacom Durban July Final Field Betting Now Open


JOCKEY Comments:
Jockey Nooresh Juglall will be flying in from Singapore for the ride on Safe Harbour. We were unable to reach him for comment.

TRAINER Comments:
Sean Tarry - "I think she is a big runner and she is working very well. Everything has gone right for her in her prep and I am very hopeful of her chance."

"She has run her last couple of starts as if she is looking for this trip.”

MAGIC TIPS (Winning Form) Comment:
The Tarry yard's best filly loves her travelling and after starting slowly this campaign, her career has taken off since she went to Cape Town. She has finished in the money in her last three starts at the highest level and hasn't disgraced herself behind male opposition in the past. Admittedly, she prefers a strong gallop and a long run-in but has a light mass of just 52kgs to shoulder and gets the services of a returning top internationally proven jockey. She is yet another who will be finishing well.

Verdict: Top filly, great last run, prefers galloping track but low mass & top jockey up.

HOLLYWOODBETS Comments:
  • Safe Harbour is one of two fillies in the race. The other being Nightingale.
  • The last 3 year old filly to win the Durban July was Igugu in 2011. 
  • Safe Harbour will carry the lightest weight in the July, with the bottom weight of 52kg.
  • Jockey Nooresh Juglall will be flying in from Singapore for the ride on Safe Harbour.
  • This jockey has only ridden in one Durban July (2013). On that occasion he came 14th aboard Wagner.
  • Trainer Sean Tarry has four runners in this race: FRENCH NAVY, AL SAHEM, TILBURY FORT, and SAFE HARBOUR.
  • Trainer Sean Tarry won the Vodacom Durban July in consecutive years, winning with Pomodoro in 2012, and Heavy Metal 2013. Safe Harbour will be running in the same silks as those winners.

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