Jack Milner: Good news for supporters of the Vodacom Durban July is that all the fancied runners landed up with decent barrier draws for the R4.25-million race at Greyville on Saturday 6 July.
Mike de Kock pulled inside draws for his two runners – favourite Hawwaam and strongly supported Barahin – and they will jump from No 3 and No 6 respectively.
“I would have preferred to be drawn a little further out with Hawwaam, but my game plan now becomes very clear,” said De Kock. “I see some pace in the race but I think it’s only good enough to get us to the top of the straight.
“In the case of Barahin, he has only one way of running and that’s to drop out so he’s okay from his draw.”
Justin Snaith will saddle five runners in the Grade 1 extravaganza with last year’s winner Do It Again, with Richard Fourie up, drawn at No 10 and quoted at 17-4. His other runners are Made To Conquer (drawn No 11), Doublemint (No 12), Magnificent Seven (No 8) and Miyabi Gold (No 5).
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