Saratoga Dancer - Vodacom Durban July 2017

Saratoga Dancer - Horse - Horse Racing - Trained by Duncan Howells - Durban July

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

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

Saratoga Dancer - Jockey Silks - Yellow, turquoise braces, hoop and armband, yellow cap - Horse Racing - South Africa


Trainer: Duncan Howells
Jockey: Craig Zackey
Owner: Mr & Mrs R J Trotter, Messrs D C Howells, G J Westwater & C V Winter, Mr & Mrs R A J Nidd, & Mrs S Westwater
Age / Sex: 5yo / Gelding
Merit Rating: 107
Colours: Yellow, turquoise braces, hoop and armband, yellow cap

Durban July Draw: 7 (of 20)
Weight Carrying: 56.0 kg

Total Runs: 23
First Place: 6
Places: 6

Runs at Greyville: 10 (2 WINS, 4 PLACES)
Runs at 2200m Distance: 1

Notable Runs:
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JOCKEY Comments:
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TRAINER Comments:
Duncan Howells: "His last run was a bit disappointing but all that is now behind him. His work is very good and is back to his normal, honest self."

"He has a nice draw and is fit and well. I am hoping for a first four chance."

MAGIC TIPS (Winning Form) Comment:
A gutsy local hopeful who was having a great prep before reported to be not striding out in his below-par last effort. A massive worry is that this contest comes too soon after that showing but the five-year old has an obvious affinity for this track and of course he produced an eye catching run in this event from a poor draw twelve months ago. Needs big improvement on that last run but has formed a decent partnership with this progressing young jockey and the pair can earn minor money.

Verdict: Great run in this race last year, not ideal prep but runs for this jockey.

  • Jockey Craig Zackey rode in his first Durban July aboard this same runner in 2016. He piloted Saratoga Dancer to an impressive 5th position.
  • Saratago Dancer will jump from stall gate 7. The last time a Durban July winner won from here was in 1970 (Court Day). Only four winners since 1940 have won from stall 7.

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