BOLD SILVANO (Delpech) takes the honours!
MASTER trainer Mike de Kock’s three-year-old pair of Bold Silvano (13-2) and Irish Flame (33-10) fought out a riveting finish to the 2010 Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July over 2200m at Greyville on Saturday.
STAR colt Irish Flame leads the three-year-old assualt.
JACK MILNER – There has been a lot of talk about the class of this season’s three-year-old crop of colts with many expressing the opinion that they are the best we have seen in a long time.
RUDRA has a hard task at the weights.
JACK MILNER – Trainer Mike de Kock believes the handicappers have ruined any chance Rudra may have had of winning Saturday’s Vodacom Durban July.
CAPTAIN SCOTT (Brett Smith) seen winning at Turffontein.
DURBAN – Vodacom Durban July contender Captain Scott is “as fit as he’s ever been” and while he needed to improve a little on his recent runs there were no stamina doubts about him.
OWNER Marsh Shirtliff (second right), and connections of Pocket Power.
NICCI GARNER – Two racehorse owners, the Cape’s Marsh Shirtliff and Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, will have three runners each in Saturday’s R3-million Vodacom Durban July at Greyville.
RIVER JETEZ has many supporters ahead of Durban July.
THE Vodacom Durban July at Greyville this Saturday will trigger Africa’s biggest betting day of the year and a mega R5-million-plus Pick 6 pool is expected as a result of a carryover from Kenilworth on Saturday.
POCKET POWER AND FORT VOGUE.
JACK MILNER: WHILE some pundits have expressed disappointment at the workout by Vodacom Durban July third favourite Fort Vogue at yesterday morning’s gallops, held at Greyville Racecourse, trainer Mike Bass was not one of them.
NICCI GARNER: LIZARD’S DESIRE is fighting for his life on his owner Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum’s farm in Dubai after contracting laminitis.
JACK MILNER: HAWK’S EYE let the side down when he could only manage third place behind Two Strikes at Clairwood 10 days ago, but Joey Ramsden’s runner can recoup losses at Scottsville on Wednesday.
JJ THE JET PLANE wins the 2010 Mercury Sprint.
NICCI GARNER – AN injury enforced break before the R600,000 Mercury Sprint (Grade 1) at Clairwood on Sunday did not make one iota of difference to JJ The Jet Plane, who ran his rivals ragged in the big race.