All the info you need to know about the 2019 Vodacom Durban July runner DO IT AGAIN. This Justin Snaith trained gelding, and defending race champion, has been entered to run in the R4.25 million Grade 1 race at Greyville on Saturday 6th July 2019. Learn more about this horse here. Get your bets on now at Hollywoodbets.
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1) Do It Again – 4/1
Jockey: Richard Fourie
Trainer: Justin Snaith
Owner: Messrs N Jonsson, B Kantor & Late W J C Mitchell
Colours: Yellow, royal blue epaulettes, yellow sleeves and cap
Breeder: Northfields Stud (Pty) Ltd
Sire: Twice Over (GB)
Dam: Sweet Virginia by Casey Tibbs (IRE)
Draw: 10 (20)
Career Record: 12 runs, 6 wins, 4 places
Stakes Won: R 5,910,000
Runs at Greyville: 4 (3 Wins)
Runs at 2200m Distance: 1 (1 Win)
1st in the 2019 Rising Sun Gold Challenge (Gr 1) – 1600m
2nd in the 2019 Sun Met (Gr 1) – 2000m
1st in the 2019 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (Gr 1) – 1600m
3rd in the 2018 Green Point Stakes (Gr 2) – 1600m
1st in the 2018 Vodacom Durban July (Gr 1) – 2200m
1st in the 2018 KZN Daisy Guineas (Gr 2) – 1600m
2nd in the 2018 Investec Cape Derby (Gr 2) – 1600m
Jockey Comments – Richard Fourie
“His prep has gone very smoothly and is in a great space. His gallop was not hard at all as he was just there to say hello to the public and show off his condition.”
“My big dangers are Hawwaam, Rainbow Bridge and Doublemint could be a dark horse. My best ride on the day is Oh Susanna”. Other notable rides include Elusive Silva, Strathdon and the unbeaten Miss Florida.
Winning Form – Magic Tips Comment:
The reigning champion DO IT AGAIN returns to defend his crown and will attempt a feat that only Campanajo and El Picha could complete in the history of this extraordinary race. The son of Twice Over had a super-impressive three-year-old campaign but has continued to improve as a four-year-old and as such is the highest rated horse in the country. The Snaith trained inmate did not have things easy from a wide draw last year and he won’t again carrying top weight, but his class could prevail in this contest. Stable jockey Richard Fourie sticks with the ride and the two have struck up a potent partnership having won the Queen’s Plate and Rising Sun Gold Challenge.
Verdict: Eye-catching winner in comeback run and last years winner of this race.