Mr Winsome - Vodacom Durban July 2017

Mr Winsome - Horse Racing - South Africa - Durban July - Dean Kannemeyer trained

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

Learn more about the Dean Kannemeyer trained gelding below. Form and comments are provided courtesy of WINNING FORM.

Mr Winsome - Jockey Silks - Red, yellow diamonds, yellow sleeves, red cap - Horse Racing - South Africa - Durban July

14) MR WINSOME - 16/1

Trainer: Dean Kannemeyer
Jockey: Warren Kennedy
Owner: Messrs R Meaker (Snr), G Nichas, Bryn Ressell & Barry Zeidel & Mesdames G E Meaker & V J Dickerson
Age / Sex: 4yo / Gelding
Merit Rating: 102
Colours: Red, yellow diamonds, yellow sleeves, red cap

Durban July Draw: 10 (of 20)
Weight Carrying: 53.5kg

Total Runs: 18
First Place: 6
Places: 6

Runs at Greyville: 3 (3 PLACES)
Runs at 2200m Distance: 0

Notable Runs:
1st in the 2017 Track and Ball Derby (Gr 3) - 2400m
3rd in the 2017 Betting World 1900 (Gr 2) - 1900m

Vodacom Durban July Final Field Betting Now Open

JOCKEY Comments:
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TRAINER Comments:
Trainer Dean Kannemeyer: "I’m very happy with his 1900 performance. That’s what made me think of supplementing him for the July. He is well weighted and is a tough, sound and consistent horse. I won this race two years ago with Power King off a similar weight so I don’t think that he’s without a chance."

"He has had a very good prep and he has proved his worth by winning the Track & Ball Derby and running a big race in the Greyville 1900m. I couldn’t ask much more of him."

MAGIC TIPS (Winning Form) Comment:
This four-year old gelding has blossomed since the summer and his dead-heat for 3rd with IT'S MY TURN in the '1900' brings him into this event as the pair meet on similar weight terms. The Kannemeyer charge had a hard fought recent Derby victory just two weeks ago though so his trot at the gallops was expected. The likely sedate gallop is definitely a concern for the son of Silvano but he has a handy galloping mass on his peak & is another who should be ending well.

Verdict: Top stayer with excellent form, slow pace a huge worry but top conditioner.

  • Trainer Dean Kannemeyer has won the Vodacom Durban July on three occasions. He trained winners Dynasty (2003), Eyeofthetiger (2006), and Power King (2015).
  • This will be jockey Warren Kennedy's fifth ride in the Durban July. His best finish was aboard Forest Path in 2009, where he finished in 3rd place.
  • Mr Winsome will jump from the 10 stall in this year's July. There have only been four winners from this gate, with the two most recent being Igugu (2011) and Big City Life (2009).