World Sports Betting 1900 - First Nominations

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The game is on with a host of Vodacom Durban July contenders making an early bid for a big race invite by throwing their hats into the ring for a place in the R500 000, Grade 2 World Sports Betting 1900, the traditional July campaign opener that takes place at Greyville on Saturday, May 19.

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Of the 25 entries for this very important event that has seen winners go on to capture Africa’s greatest racing honour, 19 are among the 69 early nominations for the big one on the first Saturday in July.

Visiting yards are strongly represented and Justin Snaith has nominated his four-year-old Silvano gelding Strathdon that has won his last three starts including the Woolavington at Durbanville and the Cape Summer Stayers at Kenilworth. Also from the yard is another son of Silvano, the four-year-old Platinum Prince that was narrowly beaten in the Kings Cup at Greyville in his Durban opener.

Glen Kotzen has entered his three-year-old Philanthropist colt Pack Leader that also made a very impressive Durban debut when just touched off by Head Honcho in the Sledgehammer. He had finished third in the Investec Cape Derby before that and looks an exciting prospect for honours during the season.

Dean Kammemeyer is another Western Cape conditioner with a number of entries, nominating the much talked about Silva’s Bullet along with Mr Winsome, It’s My Turn, Cape Speed, The Slade and Mambo Mime. The Slade finished fourth in the Sledgehammer last time out and second to Eyes Wide Open in the Peninsula Handicap before that.

The Irish-bred High Chaparral filly Cascapedia has been nominated by Mike de Kock along with the talented Orchid Island while champion trainer Sean Tarry has nominated a trio of runners including Social Order that won the Kings Cup at Greyville on a raid to Durban.

From the local stables, Frank Robinson has entered two runners for Roy Moodley, Roy Had Enough that won the Christmas Handicap and Roy’s Riviera that finished third in the Flamboyant Stakes.

Paul Lafferty has nominated his four-year-old Ideal World gelding Dark Moon Rising that was third in the Sledgehammer last time out and won his two previous starts at Greyville.

Written by Richard McMillan - Gold Circle

World Sports Betting 1900

Grade 2 - 1900m - R500,000

Greyville - Saturday 19 May 2018

Horse Odds Trainer MR
African Night Sky 4/1 Justin Snaith 108
Brazuca (AUS)SP J A Janse van Vuuren 104
Cape Speed 33/1 Dean Kannemeyer 98
Captain Splendid 40/1 Justin Snaith 101
Cascapedia (IRE) 7/1 Mike de Kock 109
Crowd Pleaser 16/1 J A Janse van Vuuren 105
Dark Moon Rising 20/1 Paul Lafferty 95
Elusive Silva 16/1 Justin Snaith 107
Fort Ember 16/1 Paul Peter 108
Heaps Of Fun 50/1 Sean Tarry 101
It's My Turn 8/1 Dean Kannemeyer 108
Kampala Campari 25/1 Andre Nel 100
Mambo Mime 20/1 Dean Kannemeyer 104
Matador Man 17/2 Sean Tarry 105
Mr Winsome 40/1 Dean Kannemeyer 100
Ollivander 33/1 Candice Bass-Robinson 99
Orchid Island 40/1 Mike de Kock 107
Pack Leader 7/1 Glen Kotzen 107
Parabola 25/1 Brett Crawford 91
Platinum Prince 16/1 Justin Snaith 101
Roy Had Enough (AUS) 33/1 Frank Robinson 110
Roy's Riviera (AUS) 75/1 Frank Robinson 96
Silva's Bullet 16/1 Dean Kannemeyer 91
Social Order 16/1 Sean Tarry 106
Strathdon 50/1 Justin Snaith 97
The Slade 20/1 Dean Kannemeyer 105
Tilbury Fort 16/1 Sean Tarry 100

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