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Solid Speed – Vodacom Durban July 2016

Solid Speed - Vodacom Durban July 2016
It will be déjà vu should Solid Speed win the Vodacom Durban July 2016. Can he repeat the feat of Power King?

Solid Speed - Silks - Yellow, black stripe, striped sleeves, yellow cap

8) SOLID SPEED – 10/1

Trainer: Dean Kannemeyer
Jockey: Stuart Randolph
Owner: Khaya Stables (Pty) Ltd
Age / Sex: 5yo / Gelding
Merit Rating: 106
Colours: Yellow, black stripe, striped sleeves, yellow cap

Vodacom Durban July Draw: 5
Weight Carrying: 55.5kg

Total Runs: 15
First Place: 8
Places: 2

Runs at Greyville: 5 (3 WINS, 1 place)
Runs at 2200m Distance: 0

Notable Runs:
1st in the Betting World 1900 (1900m)
4th in the J&B Stayers (2800m)
3rd in the Golden Vase 2015 (3000m)

TRAINER Comments:
Coming soon

MAGIC TIPS (Winning Form) Comment:
In good form, loves racing in this province but slow pace a big worry.

The combination of trainer, jockey and owner were victorious in this race twelve months ago and this Dynasty gelding will be looking to repeat the feat. The five-year old has been brilliant in this province over the past two seasons and he completed his preparation with a game last win over ST TROPEZ (2kgs worse off) in the Greyville 1900, six weeks ago. The five-year old gelding is well treated by the weights and this extra 300m will suit him perfectly. However, the likely sedate gallop is a huge concern for the Kannemeyer inmate.


  • Solid Speed is an 8 time winner, with his most recent victory coming in the Betting World 1900.
  • Solid Speed has ran at Greyville five times, winning on three occasions and placing once.
  • Solid Speed will jump from draw gate 5. The last time a horse won from here was Spanish Gaillard in 1992.
  • Solid Speed is the only 5 year old in the race. The last time a 5 year old won the Durban July was in 2008 with Pocket Power (dead-heated with Dancer’s Daughter).
  • Solid Speed is sired by Dynasty, the Vodacom Durban July winner from 2003!
  • Solid Speed will wear the same colours this year as Power King (last year’s Durban July winner), and will have the same jockey, trainer and owner.
  • Jockey Stuart Randolph will have his 15th ride in the Vodacom Durban July. His first victory came riding Power King in last year’s race.
  • Stuart Randolph will partner Solid Speed for only the 2nd time come this race.
  • Trainer Dean Kannemeyer has trained three Durban July winners. Dynasty (2003), Eyeofthetiger (2006) and Power King (2015).
  • Dean Kannemeyer is also the trainer of number 11, Mambo Mime.
  • Dean Kanneymeyer’s father Peter, trained the 1979 Durban July winner Over The Air.

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Solid Speed - Vodacom Durban July - Trained by Dean Kannemeyer

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