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South Africa

Back Pedigree is key for African Night Sky

African Night Sky faces eight opponents in his bid to become the first since Pocket Power 11 years ago to win all three legs of the Winter Series.

Final field and barrier draw for the Durban July

The final field, barrier draw and comments for the 2017 R4.25m, Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July (2200m) at Greyville on July 1st;

Mr Winsome wins at Scottsville and Mpumelelo Mjoka at Chantilly

Supplementary entry for the Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July (2200m) at Greyville on July 1st, Mr Winsome, duly landed the odds in the R300,000, Grade 3 Track & Ball Derby (2400m) at Scottsville on Sunday but made heavy weather of beating Sun On Africa.

Vodacom Durban July weights and market

Supplementary Entries and Official Weights for the Gr 1 R4.25million Vodacom Durban July (2200m) at Greyville racecourse on Saturday July 1st.

Back Black Arthur July run uncertain

Will ante-post 10-1 chance Black Arthur get into the Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July (2200m) at Geyville on July 1st is the question which will be on the lips of many punters throughout this week.

Edict Of Nantes in fine fettle

Daily News winner Edict Of Nantes will be kept ticking over until the July gallops at Greyville in nine days’ time says trainer Brett Crawford.

Preview and form for Turffontein

Preview and form for the meeting at Turffontein on Saturday. Selections by David Thiselton.

Captain America takes the salute at Greyville Challenge

Trainer Brett Crawford is having the winter of his life and the dream may not have ended at Greyville on Saturday when Captain America powered home in the R1m, Grade 1 WFA Rising Sun Gold Challenge (1600m).

The July Barometer

Last Saturday was a defining moment for many Vodacom Durban July hopefuls as indicated by the latest July log that was issued on Tuesday and it is another big day at Greyville on Saturday.

Celtic Captain raring to go in Cup Trial

Trainer Gareth van Zyl said his Grade 3 Cup Trial (1800m) contestant Celtic Captain had recovered nicely from his 7.25 length ninth in the Grade 1 Premier’s Champions Challenge over 2000m at Turffontein, which was run on May 6th, and he expected him to run to his ability on Saturday at Greyville.

It’s Bela-Bela for Snaith in Rising Sun Gold Challenge

Cape Town trainer Justin Snaith believes the Equus champion filly Bela-Bela will have “her best chance” of beating the boys at weight for age Grade 1 level in Saturday’s R1m, Grade 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge (1600m) at Greyville.

Back ‘Badge’ stakes Cup Trial claim at Greyville

The Adam Marcus trained four-year-old gelding Royal Badge is rated a 150/1 shot with Betting World for the Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July (2200m) at Greyville on July 1st, but a perusal over the progeny record of his under rated sire Go Deputy will quickly show he is not just a hopeful entry.

Cup Trial at Greyville key for July hopefuls

The R250,000, Grade 3 Cup Trial (1800m) at Greyville on Saturday is a last gasp opportunity for Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July (2200m) field borderline horses to put up their hands for a berth in the field and this year’s race will be fascinating as six of the nine runners are July entries and they will all need big runs to book their places.

Back Preview and form for Scottsville

Preview and form for Gold Circle's meeting at Scottsville on Wednesday. Selections by Andrew Harrison.

A Greyville challenge for Captain America

Brett Crawford will attempt to make it five Grade 1's for the season on Saturday at Greyville when the mellowed six-year-old gelding Captain America revisits a course, which was thought to not suit him as a headstrong three-year-old colt.

Update on latest Durban July field

The latest update on the field for the R4.25m Grade Vodacom Durban July (2200m) at Greyville on July 1st as at June 6th 2017. The final field will be announced on June 20th at Greyville racecourse.

Preview and form for Turffontein

Preview and form for the meeting at Turffontein on Sunday. Selections by David Thiselton.

Crawford issues an ‘Edict” in Daily News

The R2m, Grade 1 Daily News 2000 over 2000m at Greyville on Saturday turned into a battle of the Derby heroes as Grade 1 Investec Cape Derby winner Edict Of Nantes and Al Sahem, triumphant in the Grade 1 SA Derby, came together at the top of the Greyville straight.

Ultra-competitive Woolavington 2000 at Greyville

Not the best of weeks last weekend at Scottsville but it was a top class meeting and that in turn makes winner finding that bit more difficult when you know that every horse has been fine tuned to the moment on the hunt for the added prize money and public adulation.

Preview and form for Greyville

Race preview for the meeting at Greyville on Saturday. Selections by Andrew Harrison.

Marwing looking for a high five at Kenilworth

Weichong Marwing flies in for five rides at Kenilworth on Saturday in a bid to add to his Cape Town tally this term after landing the valuable Lanzerac Ready to Run on Safe Harbour from 16 summer season mounts.

Domeyer secures Horizon for Durban July

Aldo Domeyer will ride Horizon for the first time in public when the colt tackles the R2m, Grade Daily News 2000 (2000m) at Greyville on Saturday.

Classy lineup for Woolavington at Greyville on Saturday

Gimme Six has been one of the stars of the South African Champions Season so far and is one of many potential winners of Saturday’s R1m, Woolavington 2000 (2000m) for three-year-old fillies at Greyville, which is the most wide open Grade 1 race seen this season.