All the info you need to know about the 2019 Vodacom Durban July runner TWIST OF FATE. This Joey Ramsden trained colt takes part 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 now at Hollywoodbets.
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6) Twist Of Fate – 14/1
Jockey: Nooresh Juglall
Trainer: Joey Ramsden
Owner: River Palace Racing Syndicate
Colours: Black and gold diagonal stripes, white sleeves, white and gold striped cap
Breeder: Favour Stud
Sire: Master Of My Fate
Dam: Crescent Lily by Counter Action
Draw: 17 (20)
Career Record: 14 runs, 6 wins, 6 places
Stakes Won: R 2,612,850
Runs at Greyville: 3 (1 Win, 2 Places)
Runs at 2200m Distance: 0
2nd in the 2019 Daily News 2000 (Gr1) – 2000m
1st in the 2019 KRA Guineas (Gr2) – 1600m
1st in the 2019 Politician Stakes (Gr3) – 1800m
2nd in the 2018 Cape Guineas (Gr1) – 1600m
3rd in the 2018 Concorde Cup (Gr2) – 1600m
1st in the 2018 Cape Classic (Gr3) – 1400m
3rd in the 2018 Premier’s Champions Stakes (Gr1) – 1600m
So what chance does he give the 12-1 shot on Saturday? “Not as good a chance as I gave him before last Tuesday,” is the immediate and unsmiling reply. His disgust at being landed with a 17 draw was pretty evident at the Gateway function and seemingly nothing has changed since.
“The trouble is that you are not in charge of your own destiny with a draw like that,” he explains. “If those drawn low decide not to make use of their draws then you have got a chance. But, if they do take advantage, your outside draw automatically becomes a huge handicap.”
Winning Form – Magic Tips Comment:
TWIST OF FATE is a classy three-year-old who will benefit from the age allowance. The Ramsden trained three year old looks well handicapped despite having not been tested against the older troops as yet. The son of Master Of My Fate has been a revelation for his connections having only been sold for R20 000 as a yearling and has gone on to win major races such as the Grade 3 Cape Classic and Grade 2 KZN Guineas in fine style. His record suggests he is suited to the Greyville circuit but will have to find more to reverse his recent runner-up berth behind this year’s strongly-fancied favourite Hawwaam.
Verdict: Solid form & 2kg better off with Hawwaam (favourite) on last run.
The Conglomerate was drawn 20 and started at 20-1 when he won for Ramsden three years ago – an occasion that the trainer described at the time as “the best day of my life”. Had Ramsden given him much chance considering the draw? ”Yea, I did,” he recalls. “You always go there with a bit of hope.”
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