Vodacom Durban July
(John Lewis)

It’s that time again when all the conjecture, anxiety, and haranguing starts over who’s going to make the cut for Africa’s greatest horse race, the Vodacom Durban July.

Linda Norval reports that the merit log has been published, although it’s not a conclusive list at this stage, reason being the principal trials of the Gold Challenge GR1, the Cup Trial GR3 and Gauteng’s Jubilee Handicap GR3 are still to be run this weekend, leaving marginal aspirants with a final opportunity to impress the selection panel.

However, as matters stand, Summerhill Stud has at least three (above the line) and a possible 4th (in Desert Links ) in the fray, and this weekend will be the acid test. Those that seem reasonably certain of a run are Catmandu, Pick Six and last weekends big ‘improver’ Gallant Gagnant.

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