It’s race day! Field and jockeys confirmed

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We are just hours away from South Africa’s richest graded stakes race, the R5 million Grade 1 Hollywoodbets Durban July.

The 126th renewal of the race will be run at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday, 2 July has attracted a high quality field.

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The line up features a nationally representative field of thoroughbreds from the yards of champion trainers and past Durban July winners.

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But the million dollar question of course is who will emerge victorious 2 200m later after 18 of Mzansi’s finest race horses burst from the starting gates?

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While champion South African trainer Justin Snaith holds a strong hand and is a five-time previous winner of the race, and Mike de Kock has the bookies’ favourite – and is a four-time winner – The South African website is backing the Vaughan Marshall-trained Linebacker to cross the finish line first.

Linebacker is on offer at 5/1 in the latest Hollywoodbets odds.

Completing the top 4 positions for the quartet are expected to be Safe Passage (4/1), Jet Dark (16/1) and defending champion Kommetdieding (10/1).

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Good luck!

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HOLLYWOODBETS DURBAN JULY FINAL FIELD

1 Aragosta 53 118 Warren Kennedy Mike de Kock
2 Do It Again 58.5 126 Aldo Domeyer Justin Snaith
3 Hoedspruit 53.5 116 Craig Zackey Justin Snaith
4 Linebacker 58.5 126 Grant van Niekerk Vaughan Marshall
5 Puerto Manzano (ARG) 55.5 120 Raymond Danielson J A Janse van Vuuren
19 Airways Law 53 108 Gareth Wright Andre Nel
7 Waterberry Lane 53 117 Keagan de Melo Dean Kannemeyer
8 Pomp And Power 53 118 Richard Fourie Justin Snaith
9 Jet Dark 60 129 Bernard Fayd’Herbe Justin Snaith
10 Safe Passage 54.5 122 Muzi Yeni Mike de Kock
11 Belgarion 59.5 128 Piere Strydom Justin Snaith
12 Sparkling Water 53.5 116 S’manga Khumalo Mike de Kock
13 Kommetdieding 60 129 Gavin Lerena HWJ Crawford/M Rix
14 Red Saxon 53 118 Serino Moodley Joe Soma
15 Second Base 54.5 118 Kabelo Matsunyane J A Janse van Vuuren
16 Al Muthana (AUS) 58 125 Callan Murray Mike de Kock
17 Astrix 56.5 122 Juan Paul v’d Merwe Paul Peter
18 Flying Carpet 53.5 116 Calvin Habib Sean Tarry

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