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Doublemint – Vodacom Durban July 2019 – Profile

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All the info you need to know about the 2019 Vodacom Durban July runner DOUBLEMINT. This Justin Snaith trained colt 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 

(Photo Credit: Candiese Marnewick/Gold Circle)

Doublemint - Silks - Horse Racing - Scarlet, gold crossed sashes, scarlet sleeves with gold circle, gold cap

14) Doublemint – 25/1

Jockey: C Orffer
Trainer: Justin Snaith
Owner: Mr A N & The Hon Mrs G R Foster
Colours: Scarlet, gold crossed sashes, scarlet sleeves with gold circle, gold cap

Breeder: Mr A N Foster
Sire: Twice Over (GB)
Dam: Nepeta (NZ) (by Tale Of The Cat (USA))

Age: 4
Colour: Chestnut
Sex: Colt
MR: 104

Weight: 53kg
Draw: 12 (20)

Career Record: 15 runs, 5 wins, 4 places
Stakes Won: R 807,750

Runs at Greyville: 2 (1 place)
Runs at 2200m Distance: 0

Notable Runs:
3rd in the 2019 Cup Trial (Gr 3) – 1800m
1st in the 2019 Peninsula Handicap (Gr 2) – 1800m
1st in the 2018 Winter Derby (Gr 3) – 2400m
3rd in the 2018 Winter Classic (Gr 3) – 1800m
3rd in the 2018 Winter Guineas (Gr 3) – 1600m
1st in the 2018 Politician Stakes (Gr 3) – 1800m

Trainer Comments:

Justin Snaith – A lot of horses are really well in and in saying that Doublemint, Made To Conquer and Magnificent Seven are all really doing well. I could not be happier. I think we have a helluva string for the Vodacom Durban July. They all get every bit of the 2200m, so there are no worries about whether they get the distance or whether they like Greyville. My team are at their best at Greyville. I’m very excited, can’t wait. A little bit of luck with the draws will certainly help and we have to get through the July gallops safely.” (Gold Circle)

Winning Form – Magic Tips Comment:
DOUBLE MINT represents a strong 4-way coupling from the Justin Snaith camp. Stamped by Twice Over, the same sire as reigning Vodacom Durban July champion and stable companion Do It Again and just as striking in appearance. He has had a very smooth prep and pundits may agree, he has yet to be overextended in both local appearances this season. He finished just behind Rainbow Bridge in the first two legs of the Winter Series in the Cape last year, giving the latter 1kg in the Winter Guineas (1600m) for a 1.75 length beating and at level weights in the Winter Classic (1800m) when beaten by 1.50 lengths, before winning the Winter Derby (2400m). He now faces the Eric Sands inmate with a 6.5kg favourable swing and on that alone, he will certainly have his followers. Big race rider Corne Orffer takes the mount this time around and he certainly won’t be disheartened by the gate 12 draw.

Verdict: Not stable elect but in solid recent form. Watch.

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