Everything you need to know about 2022 Hollywoodbets Durban July runner, ARAGOSTA. This three-year-old gelding won the 2022 WSB Cape Derby and will jump from pole position on July Day.
1) ARAGOSTA 16/1
ARAGOSTA put up an eyecatching showing at the official Hollywoodbets Durban July public gallops and the Gr1 SA Derby winner is an intriguing prospect. While a well-beaten 2,20 lengths behind stablemate Safe Passage in the recent Gr1 Daily News 2000, he will be a fitter horse come 2 July. He will enjoy the pole position draw, a handy galloping weight and the value-added services of SA national log-leading rider, Warren Kennedy – provided by Sporting Post.
Jockey: Warren Kennedy
Trainer: Vaughn Marshall
Owner: Messrs M F de Kock, M Makepeace, L M Nestadt, J R van der Linden & Mrs N P Malherbe
Breeder: Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein
Dam: Miss Galidora (IRE) by Galileo (IRE)
Merit Rating: 118
Career Record: 9 runs (4 wins, 3 places)
Stakes Won: R1 411 375
Runs at Hollywoodbets Greyville: 1 (1 place)
Runs at 2200m Distance: 0
3rd in the 2022 Daily News 2000 (Gr 1) 2000m
1st in the 2022 WSB SA Derby (Gr 1) 2450m
1st in the 2022 Sea Cottage Stakes (Gr 3) 1800m
Trainer Comments:“I don’t mind the draw at all. We had him forward last time and he ran well; that is roughly what we want to do with him”, Mike de Kock.
Winning Form Comments: Best MR:118. Finished behind number 10 last time. Has no stamina issues and can earn.
2022 Hollywoodbets Durban July
Saturday 2 July 2022 – 2200m – Grade 1
|Draw||Horse||Odds||WGT||MRR||Jockey||Trainer||10||Safe Passage||4/1||54.5||122||M Yeni||M de Kock||4||Linebacker||5/1||58.5||126||G v Niekerk||V Marshall|
|8||Pomp And Power||7/1||53||118||R Fourie||J Snaith|
|1||Aragosta||7/1||53||118||W Kennedy||M de Kock|
|2||Do It Again||10/1||58.5||126||A Domeyer||J Snaith|
|12||Sparkling Water||10/1||53.5||116||S Khumalo||M de Kock|
|13||Kommetdieding||25/2||60||129||G Lerena||H Crawford / M Rix|
|3||Hoedspruit||14/1||53.5||116||C Zackey||J Snaith|
|9||Jet Dark||16/1||60||129||B Fayd'Herbe||J Snaith|
|7||Waterberry Lane||20/1||53||117||K de Melo||D Kannemeyer|
|11||Belgarion||25/1||59.5||128||P Strydom||J Snaith|
|6||Airways Law||25/1||53||108||TBA||A Nel|
|16||Al Muthana||33/1||58||125||C Murray||M de Kock|
|14||Red Saxon||40/1||53||118||S Moodley||J Soma|
|15||Second Base||40/1||54.5||118||K Matsunyane||J A Janse v Vuuren|
|18||Flying Carpet||40/1||53.5||116||C Habib||S Tarry|
|5||Puerto Manzano||66/1||55.5||120||R Danielson||J A Janse v Vuuren|
|17||Astrix||66/1||56.5||122||JP v'd Merwe||P Peter|
|SCR||SCR||53||118||L Mxothwa||B Crawford|
Betting correct as of 08:04 on Friday 1 July.