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21 VDJ entries feature this weekend

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21 of the 54 current entries in this year's Vodacom Durban July are carded to run this weekend. See Winning Form Tipser Jimmy The Rich's comments for his fancies as well as Winning Form's comments below.

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TURFFONTEIN – 1 May 2021

 

RACE 2COSTA LIVANOS PINNACLE STAKES

EXPRESSFROMTHEUS:

Jimmy The Rich Comment: his last start can be ignored as he was reported to be not striding out. He has won once, finished second twice and third once from as many starts over this distance.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:118. Legitimate excuses in latest. Has claims on consistent prior form.

RACE 6 –  4RACING GERALD ROSENBERG STAKES (GRADE 2)

NETTA:

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:102. Beaten by Triple Crown winner in her last two starts. Can threaten..

SEEHAAM

Jimmy The Rich Comment: she is much better than her last start in the Grade 1 Empress Club Stakes. Her penultimate run when winning over 1800m on this course was impressive. The daughter of Vercingetorix should have no issues with the extra furlong on offer and should be one of the leading contenders.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:107. Is held by number 1 on latest. Place chance.

RUNNING BRAVE:

Jimmy The Rich Comment: she challenged strongly in her last start, but found one too good in the form of Summer Pudding. She has won twice and finished second once from four starts over this distance. Muzi Yeni takes the ride once again and she should notch up her ninth career victory.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:119. 2nd behind a top-class filly in latest. Merits respect.

RACE 8 – 4RACING PREMIER’S CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE (Grade 1)

BARAHIN:

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:131. Recent form line has been franked and cannot be ignored

CIRILLO:

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:129. Is held by number 1. Better when utilises frontrunning tactics.

DIVINE ODYSSEY:

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:117. Is 2kgs worse off with number 7 on latest.

SECOND BASE:

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:116. Is held by number 8 on recent effors. Place chance.

GOT THE GREENLIGHT:

Jimmy The Rich Comment: He won a very good race in the Grade 1 Horse Chestnut Stakes last time. He may have hit the front too early that day, but kept going well to hold all challengers at bay. He won his only attempt over this distance. He is giving weight to two top horses in the form of MALMOOS and SUMMER PUDDING, but is having his peak run and should notch up his eighth career victory.

Winning Form Comment: 3rd run after rest. Best MR:124. Gutsy Grade 1 winner in latest. Has a strong burst of speed.

MALMOOS – has won seven out of eight starts to date. He was ultra-impressive when winning the Grade 1 SA Derby last time. He faces his toughest test to date, but is classy and should give his older rivals a run for their money.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:125. Triple Crown winner. Can challenge older rivals. Merits healthy respect.

SUMMER PUDDING :

Jimmy The Rich Comment: She won a good race over the mile in the Grade 1 Empress Club Stakes last time. She is unbeaten from nine starts on this course and will be looking to keep that record intact.

Winning Form Comment: 3rd run after rest. Best MR:129. Unbeaten on this course. Difficult to oppose.

TIERRA DEL FUEGO:

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:124. Meets number 1 on the same weight terms. Place chance.

Hollywoodbets Greyville – 2 May 2021

RACE 5 – INDEPENDENT ON SATURDAY DRILL HALL STAKES (Grade 2)

GOLDEN DUCAT:

Jimmy The Rich Comment: he is much better than his last start in the race referred to above. He produced top form prior to that outing. He won his only attempt over this distance and if fit and well, he should give his stable companion a run for his money.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 13 wks. Best MR:128. Renews healthy rivalry with half-brother. Suited to the drop in distance.

RAINBOW BRIDGE: 

Jimmy The Rich Comment: he was given a peach of a ride when winning the Grade 1 Cape Town Met last time. He makes his return after a well-deserved 13-week break. The 6yo gelding has won once and finished second once from as many starts over this distance. If not in need of the run, he should notch up his tenth career victory.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 13 wks. Best MR:134. Impressive Grade 1 winner in latest. Big chance.

TRIP TO AFRICA :

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:101. Won a feature well last time. Has acid test and could be up to the task at hand.

RACE 6 – WSB FILLIES GUINEAS (GRADE 2)

CAPTAIN’S RANSOM

Jimmy The Rich Comment: She has been ultra-impressive in her last two victories, both of which were Grade 1 races. The daughter of Captain Al returns from a well-deserved 13-week break this afternoon. She is a class above the rest of this field and should notch up her sixth career win.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 13 wks. Best MR:126. Unbeaten over a mile and oozes quality. The one to beat.

PRINCESS CALLA:

Jimmy The Rich Comment: she won a good race in her last start at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. She has finished second once and third once from as many starts over this distance. If switching off early, she should be one of the leading contenders for the placings.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:118. Won latest in style despite overracing. Placed in both runs over a mile. Big threat.

Race 7 – WSB GUINEAS (GRADE 2) 

KOMMETDIEDING

Jimmy The Rich Comment: Ge is unbeaten from four starts to date. He was ultra-impressive when winning the Grade 3 Politician Stakes last time. The son of Elusive Fort is a high-quality sort and if suited to the right-hand turn, he should keep his unbeaten record intact.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 13 wks. Grade 3 winner in latest. Can keep unbeaten record intact if suited to the track.

LINEBACKER :

Jimmy The Rich Comment: He was super-impressive when winning the Grade 1 Cape Derby last time. He has finished second twice from as many starts over this distance. He has cracked a good draw this afternoon and merits healthy respect.

Winning Form Comment: 2nd run after rest. Best MR:115. Impressive Grade 1 winner in latest. Merits healthy respect.

RUSSIAN ROCK

Winning Form Comment: 3rd run after rest. Best MR:114. Cape Guineas winner. Good latest despite over racing.

THE GATEKEEPER

Winning Form Comment: Chance. 2nd run after rest. Best MR:110. Looked a winner in latest when outrun by number 2 and can threaten.

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