Merit rating adjustments after Durban July meeting
Dual Vodacom Durban July (Grade 1) winner Do It Again has had his merit rating increased slightly from 125 to 126.
In a finish dominated by the two highest rated horses in the field, it was decided runner-up Rainbow Bridge was the correct line horse to use when assessing the race. There is plenty of form this season between the two, who are clearly the best older horses currently in training by some margin, a fact which was again reinforced by this result. Being the line horse, Rainbow Bridge remains unchanged on 124.
In the unfortunate absence of Hawwaam, it was left to third-placed Twist Of Fate to emerge as the best of the three-year-olds. He was the highest rated three-year-old to actually contest the race and his rating also remains unchanged on 117. Fourth placed Eyes White Open ran to his rating of 109 in spite of meeting with some trouble in running and his rating therefore also remains the same.
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