ZILZAAL reserve runner status in the Vodacom Durban July lapsed at 08h15 today. He will now take his place in the 3rd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville on July day. Learn more about this horse here. Get your bets on now at Hollywoodbets.
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20) Zillzaal – SCRATCHED
ZILZAAL reserve runner status in the Vodacom Durban July lapsed at 08h15 on Friday. He will now take his place in the 3rd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville on July day.
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Owner: Al Adiyaat South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Colours: Yellow, royal blue chevron, collar, cuffs and cap.
Breeder: Al Adiyaat (Sheik Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum)
Sire: Silvano (GER)
Dam: Zulaal (USA) by Giant’s Causeway (USA)
Draw: 20 (20)
Career Record: 9 runs, 1 win, 4 places
Stakes Won: R 800,025
Runs at Greyville: 1 run
Runs at 2200m Distance: 0
4th in the 2019 Daily News 2000 (Gr1) – 2000m
2nd in the 2019 SA Derby (Gr1) – 2450m
4th in the 2019 SA Classic (Gr1) – 1800m
4th in the 2019 Gauteng Guineas (Gr2) – 1600m
Winning Form – Magic Tips Comment:
ZILLZAAL represents a 3-way coupling for the Sean Tarry stable. A yard that has had plenty of recent success in this race, having won with Pomodoro and Heavy Metal in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Beaten by the early favourite (Hawwaam) in his last two starts, they meet again on much more favourable weight terms, with the former receiving 3kg’s this time around. Currently a reserve runner, his connections will be hoping for a late withdrawal for him to take his place at the start. If so, he will have a rather tough draw to overcome and may have a few lengths to make up to be in contention. With that said, funnier things have happened over the years in this race and his connections will confidently claim that he is not just there to make up the numbers.
Verdict: Fair form but looks well held by HAWWAAM on last two runs.