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Posted 2022-05-23 14:38:24  
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A small but quality field of nine will line up in the Grade 1 Daily News 2000 on Saturday, a race which has become one of the best pointers to the Hollywoodbets Durban July.

The Grade 1 Jonsson Workwear Cape Derby winner and ruling Hollywoodbets Durban July favourite, the Justin Snaith-trained 119 merit rated-Pomp And Power, has drawn pole position and his high-flying jockey Richard Fourie will be attempting to win his sixth Grade 1 of the season.

The Grade 1 WSB SA Derby winner, the Mike de Kock-trained Aragosta is also an entry. However, he is officially merit rated nine points lower than Pomp And Power and has a tricky draw of seven to overcome. Fourie rode him in the SA Derby and has been replaced by Kabelo Matsunyane.

The second highest rated runner in the race and only other Grade 1 winner is the Joe Soma-trained 118 merit rated WSB SA Classic winner-Red Saxon who has landed the middle draw of five and will be ridden by his regular pilot Julius Mariba.

The Grade 2 WSB Guineas winner and narrow WSB SA Classic runner up, the Mike de Kock-trained 117 merit rated-Safe Passage has drawn six. His regular pilot S'Manga Khumalo has lost the ride to Muzi Yeni and this might be because the connections want the horse's July rider to be aboard in this race.

The Dean Kannemeyer-trained Waterberry Lane, twice a Graded winner at Hollywoodbets Greyville but both over 1400m, is merit rated 115 and will be out to prove he stays this trip. He has landed the widest draw of nine but is likely to be dropped out.

The Paul Matchett-trained SA Classic fourth-placed 109 merit rated- Super Excited has drawn four.

The Vaughan Marshall-trained 104-rated Senso Unico has drawn two and will relish the step up in trip and could improve in his second run after gelding.

The Lorenzo Karriem-trained KZN hope Hasta Manana looks held and has to prove he stays the trip.

The Alyson Wright-trained Beyondtheboundary is officially way out at the weights off a 74-merit rating but is well bred and is a scopey sort who will enjoy the step up in trip.


Here are the final fields below:

GREYVILLE - Saturday 28 May 2022

Race-5 (Turf) R 175,000 2400m 00:00

1st R109,375, 2nd R35,000, 3rd R17,500, 4th R8,750, 5th R4,375



WFA: 3yrs-3.5kgs 4yrs-0.0kgs

No Apprentice Allowance

1 1 SALVATOR MUNDI 54.0 100 A C Zackey Justin Snaith

2 2 ONE WAY TRAFFIC 56.0 104 A G van Niekerk Justin Snaith

3 3 CHEWBACA 52.5 79 CA G Wright Andre Nel

4 4 SHANGO 58.0 108 TBA G Lerena Sean Tarry

5 5 REX UNION 52.5 80 A K de Melo Dean Kannemeyer

6 6 FLYING BULL 53.5 99 A R Fourie Paul Peter

7 7 GREEN HAZE 54.0 100 A S Khumalo Paul Peter

8 8 SHANGANI 60.0 112 A W Kennedy Paul Peter

9 9 DECORATED 52.5 84 A M Yeni Frank Robinson

Same Trainer - (1,2) (6,7,8)


Race-6 (Turf) R 750,000 2000m 00:00

1st R468,750, 2nd R150,000, 3rd R75,000, 4th R37,500, 5th R18,750

WOOLAVINGTON 2000 (Grade 1)

For 3 year-old Fillies

No Apprentice Allowance

1 1 MARIGOLD HOTEL 60.0 110 AM R Fourie Sean Tarry

2 2 PERFECT WITNESS 60.0 109 A G Lerena Candice Dawson

3 3 CAPETOWN BEAUTY 60.0 83 A C Habib WDF Badenhorst

4 4 LIGHT OF THE MOON 60.0 92 T A M Yeni B Botes / Y V

5 5 SPRINKLES 60.0 110 A W Kennedy Paul Peter

6 6 MONASHADA 60.0 87 A F Herholdt Kumaran Naidoo

7 7 KAILENE 60.0 106 A D Dillon Glen Kotzen

8 8 SILVER DARLING 60.0 105 BA G van Niekerk Justin Snaith

9 9 AERIAL VIEW 60.0 76 A S Moodley Michael Miller

10 10 JULIET TANGO 60.0 98 A S Khumalo M G Azzie/A Azzie

11 11 BYE BYE BOMBSHELL 60.0 90 A C Zackey Justin Snaith

12 12 LILLYBELLE 60.0 79 A G Wright Andre Nel

Same Trainer - (8,11)


Race-7 (Turf) R 1,000,000 2000m 00:00

1st R625,000, 2nd R200,000, 3rd R100,000, 4th R50,000, 5th R25,000

DAILY NEWS 2000 (Grade 1)

For 3 year-olds

No Apprentice Allowance

1 1 POMP AND POWER 60.0 118 A R Fourie Justin Snaith

2 2 BEYONDTHEBOUNDARY 60.0 74 A G Lerena Alyson Wright

3 3 SENSO UNICO 60.0 104 A S Veale Vaughan Marshall

4 4 SUPER EXCITED 60.0 109 A J P v'd Merwe Paul Matchett

5 5 RED SAXON 60.0 118 A J Mariba Joe Soma

6 6 SAFE PASSAGE 60.0 117 A M Yeni Mike de Kock

7 7 ARAGOSTA 60.0 109 A K Matsunyane Mike de Kock

8 8 HASTA MANANA 60.0 104 A S Moodley Lorenzo Karriem

9 9 WATERBERRY LANE 60.0 115 A K de Melo Dean Kannemeyer

Same Trainer - (6,7)

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