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Posted 2020-07-02 14:44:00  
VDJ log out, Queen Supreme scratched

The latest Vodacom Durban July log was out today and the inevitable contentious decision or two in the borderline area will have tongues wagging.

For example, Lady Of Steel, whose only defeat in six starts was when running third to the Triple Tiara heroine Summer Pudding in the Grade 1 Woolavington 2000, finds herself outside of the top 18, while Eyes Wide Open, who is yet to make the frame in six starts this season is relatively safe in position 16. However, Eyes Wide Open has proved his July credentials, running a 1,95 length fourth in the big race last year. He has recently been gelded, so is expected to run well in his next start, and can then put any debate to rest.

There are not many other points to debate but there could be in the days to come as the like of Divine Odyssey, Nexus, Roy’s Riviera and others try to force their way in with good runs in the remaining “qualifying” events.

Meanwhile, the only supplementary entry on Monday, the Mike de Kock Queen Supreme, was a surprise scratching today.

The July log is listed below.

VODACOM DURBAN JULY (Grade 1)
R 1,500,000 2200m
WFA: 3yrs-2.0kgs
1 RAINBOW BRIDGE (5G) 134 Eric Sands
2 VARDY (4G) 134 Adam Marcus
3 DO IT AGAIN (5G) 133 Justin Snaith
4 HAWWAAM (4C) 134 Mike de Kock
5 SOQRAT (AUS) (4C) 132 Mike de Kock
6 GOT THE GREENLIGHT (3C) 118 Joe Soma
7 GOLDEN DUCAT (3G) 115 Eric Sands
8 TWIST OF FATE (4C) 127 Adam Marcus
9 BUNKER HUNT (4G) 124 Justin Snaith
10 BELGARION (4G) 119 Justin Snaith
11 SHANGO (3C) 116 Sean Tarry
12 PADRE PIO (3G) 115 Dennis Bosch
13 SNAPSCAN (4F) 118 Glen Kotzen
14 SILVANO’S PRIDE (4F) 118 Justin Snaith
15 TIERRA DEL FUEGO (4C) 124 Sean Tarry
16 EYES WIDE OPEN (5G) 115 Glen Kotzen
17 CAMPHORATUS (5M) 110 R A Hill/S R Hill
18 MIYABI GOLD (5M) 115 Justin Snaith
19 LADY OF STEEL (3F) 113 J A Janse van Vuuren
20 TRISTFUL (4G) 109 Tony Rivalland
NEXT 5 IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
DIVINE ODYSSEY (5G) 114 J A Janse van Vuuren
HERO’S HONOUR (5G) 115 Gary Alexander
MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (5G) 114 Justin Snaith
ROY HAD ENOUGH (AUS) (5H) 115 Frank Robinson
ROY’S RIVIERA (AUS) (5M) 111 Frank Robinson

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