Vodacom Durban July Log 2018

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The Vodacom Durban July Log gives an indication of the top ranked horses which currently qualify to participate in what is South Africa's most prestigious race. View the current rankings below, and get your bets on with the Vodacom Durban July ante-post betting for 2018 at Hollywoodbets!

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Vodacom Durban July Log
(last updated - 23rd May 2018)

Rank Horse Odds Trainer A/S MR
1 Oh Susanna (Aus) 17/2 Justin Snaith (3F) 121
2 Coral Fever 25/1 Robbie Sage (5G) 118
3 Liege 33/1 Sean Tarry (5G) 110
4 Surcharge 25/1 Stuart Pettigrew (3C) 109
5 Do It Again 11/2 Justin Snaith (3G) 110
6 Abashiri 20/1 M G Azzie/A A Azzie (5G) 115
7 Elusive Silva 12/1 Justin Snaith (5G) 107
8 African Night Sky 7/2 Justin Snaith (4G) 108
9 Legislate 33/1 Justin Snaith (7H) 117
10 Secret Potion 40/1 Geoff Woodruff (3F) 102
11 Star Express 40/1 Justin Snaith (5M) 109
12 Cascapedia (Ire) 20/1 Mike de Kock (4F) 109
13 Gold Standard 40/1 Glen Kotzen (4C) 117
14 Pack Leader 12/1 Glen Kotzen (3C) 107
15 Fiorella 50/1 Duncan Howells (3F) 108
16 Perovskia 50/1 Harold Crawford (4G) 109
17 Dark Moon Rising 33/1 Paul Lafferty (4G) 95
18 White River 20/1 Brett Crawford (3G) 108
19 Roy Had Enough (Aus) 100/1 Frank Robinson (3C) 110
20 Matador Man 40/1 Sean Tarry (4G) 105
Next 7 in Alphabetical Order
Flichity By Farr 75/1 Alyson Wright (3F) 100
It's My Turn 50/1 Dean Kannemeyer (5G) 108
Like A Panther 50/1 Mike de Kock (3C) 106
Platinum Prince 33/1 Justin Snaith (4G) 101
Rocket Countdown 33/1 Candice Bass-Robinson (3G) 102
Sabina's Dynasty 75/1 Paul Peter (4F) 106
Social Order 66/1 Sean Tarry (4G) 106

Betting is subject to change. E&OE.

(Gold Circle - Media Release - 23rd May 2018)

South African racing history is in the making as champion trainer elect, Justin Snaith, increases his stable influence on what is likely to be close to the final field for Africa’s greatest racing event, the R4.25-million, Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July.

While the Log is dominated by visiting horses, two “locals” barged their way into contention. Dark Moon Rising from the Paul Lafferty stable ran an eye-catching second in the World Sports Betting 1900 and earned his 17th place on the Log while the Duncan Howells-trained filly Fiorella shouldered her way into the picture when winning the Daisy Fillies Guineas where she beat Snaith’s top filly Snowdance.

The latest Vodacom Durban July Log issued today revealed that Snaith could go into the famous 2 200m clash at Greyville on Saturday, July 7, with at least a third of the 18 runners. And while such a situation may be frowned upon in some circles if it takes place, all the runners concerned have earned their ratings and deserve to be there, although some might question Legislate’s 9th position on the Log.

The first Log showed that the Snaith stable had four horses in the top 18 and they have retained their positions but they have been joined by former Vodacom Durban July winner Legislate that returns from an unsuccessful spell as a stallion and the five-year-old gelding Elusive Silva that flashed through in the home straight from off the pace to win the recent Grade 2 World Sports Betting 1900. Legislate won the big race three years ago and his only recent outing was when winning a barrier trial earlier this month.

The top six horses on the initial Log have retained their positions while Matador Man, Flichity By Farr, Rocket Countdown and the Snaith-trained Platinum Prince have made their way onto the “verandah” hoping for the door to open and let them in. Also sitting on the veranda having slipped from the top 18 is the Australian-bred three-year-old from the Frank Robinson stable Roy Had Enough while Steel Rose and The Slade Have slipped off the veranda and will be looking to regain favour when they run in the Daily News 2000 and Lonsdale Stirrup Cup respectively on June 2.


(Gold Circle - Media Release - 9th May 2018)

Star Cape filly Oh Susanna, impressive winner of the region’s premier event, the Grade 1 Sun Met, tops the first Vodacom Durban July Log released yesterday and heads an exciting and very strong top end to Africa’s greatest racing event.

It is no surprise that the Justin Snaith-trained Australian import is the leading contender in the opinion of the official July Selection Committee and after outside Coral Fever from the Robbie Sage stable ran out a surprise winner of the Grade 1 Premiers Champion Challenge at Turffontein on Saturday, the five-year-old Judpot gelding staked his claim to what is likely to be a guaranteed position in the 2 200m spectacle.

The Sean Tarry stable is the country’s leading yard but at this stage has just one of its entries in the top 20 and that is the winner of the Summer Cup, Liege, that occupies third spot ahead of the three-year-old Gimmethegreenlight colt Surcharge that will represent trainer Stuart Pettigrew. The colt was just beaten into second place in the Derby at Turffontein on Saturday but it was a top-class effort and follows up on second placings in the Gauteng Guineas and SA Classic.

The four-year-old Russian Sage gelding Perovskia from the stable of veteran Cape trainer Harold Crawford elbowed his way onto the log with his unexpected victory in the Grade 2 Independent On Saturday Drill Hall Stakes at Greyville on Friday evening. Before that win he had run consistently well and only missed the placings four times in 13 starts and this was the sixth win of his career.
Snaith has four of his nominees in the top 18 with the filly being supported by Investec Cape Derby runner-up Do It Again, African Night Sky and Star Express.

The Irish import Cascapedia is the sole representative of the Mike de Kock stable in the top 18 having won the London News but his three-year-old Captain Al colt Like A Panther is just on the outside looking in and could make his way into the final field as the season progresses.

The Dean Kannemeyer stable that has an excellent record in the country’s big race, finds two of its entries, It’s My Turn that was strongly fancied for the Vodacom Durban July last year and the runner up in the Peninsula Handicap, The Slade, among those just outside the top 18 on the log.

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