Tilbury Fort - Vodacom Durban July 2017

Tilbury Fort - Horse - Vodacom Durban July - Horse Racing

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

TILBURY FORT produced a career best performance when he finished second in the Betting World 1900, and will now look to carry that form into the 2017 Vodacom Durban July. Learn more about this Horse Chestnut colt below. Form and comments are provided courtesy of WINNING FORM.

Tilbury Fort - Jockey Silks - Horse Racing - Yellow and black halved diagonally, black cuffs, yellow sleeves and cap

17) TILBURY FORT - 33/1

Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Greg Cheyne
Owner: Messrs M A Currie, W H Jacobs, S Mathen, E C Van Niekerk, Craig Zoghby, Sean Tarry Racing C.C. (Nom : Mr S G Tarry) & Mrs B M A Lahoud
Age / Sex: 3yo / Colt
Merit Rating: 100
Colours: Yellow and black halved diagonally, black cuffs, yellow sleeves and cap

Durban July Draw: 11 (of 20)
Weight Carrying: 53.0 kg

Total Runs: 11
First Place: 2
Places: 5

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

Notable Runs:
2nd in the 2017 Betting World 1900 (Gr 2) - 1900m
4th in the 2017 Gauteng Guineas (Gr 2) - 1600m

Vodacom Durban July Final Field Betting Now Open

JOCKEY Comments:
Jockey Greg Cheyne was satisfied with Tilbury Fort’s 11 slot, saying: “He will come in one when the reserves come out and I started from ten when I won on Big City Life in 2009.”

"I was very happy with his gallop last Thursday at Greyville. I was told not to expect much in his work but he felt in good order to me. I am very excited to be riding a horse for South Africa’s leading trainer and it does give one a lot of confidence. As far as I am concerned all feels good to me and now I must go out and make it happen."

TRAINER Comments:
Sean Tarry: “He’s definitely on the up, but strictly on form will battle to turn around the form with Al Sahem. He has had a nice prep and seems to enjoy Greyville. He was a little bit handier than he usually is in the 1900 and I think he will stay the trip.”

"I am taking my chances with him and I am just hoping for the best."

MAGIC TIPS (Winning Form) Comment:
This improving three-year old from the powerful Tarry yard produced the run of his career when runner-up behind TEN GUN SALUTE in a Grade 2 on his local debut six weeks ago. The weight reversal with his conqueror and IT'S MY TURN underlines the size of his task and the son of Horse Chestnut didn't impress in the gallops recently. That said, his low mass and the assistance from a jockey that has won this event before are pluses and the Tarry charge certainly won't mind a false run affair.

Verdict: Back to best with career best performance last time, has work to do at the weights though.

  • Greg Cheyne rode the 2009 Durban July winner Big City Life to victory in 2009.
  • This will be Greg Cheyne's ninth ride in the Vodacom Durban July, with his first one being ridden in 1996.
  • 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. French Navy will be running in the same silks as those winners.
  • Tilbury Fort will jump from stall gate 11. Recent Durban July winners Legislate (2014) and Heavy Metal (2013) jumped from this gate. 

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