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2021 Durban July Odds - Linebacker and War Of Athena backed after Grade One wins

By Jon Vine
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29 May 2021
  • We bring you the updated betting for the 2021 Durban July
  • This huge handicap takes place at Greyville on Saturday 3rd July
  • Linebacker joined Got The Greenlight at the top of the betting after winning the Daily News
  • War Of Athena is cut into 6/1 after winning the Woolavington on Saturday
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Linebacker and War Of Athena were both cut in the 2021 Durban July betting, after claiming Grade Ones at Greyville on Saturday.

This year's Woolavington Stakes was billed as a two-horse race between War Of Athena and Princess Calla, with many anticipating a fantastic showdown.
As War Of Athena hit the front, the gap opened for Princess Calla, and the second favourite came there cruising. Yet, when push came to shove, War Of Athena found an extra gear, and the winner was going away from her rival on the run to the line.

War Of Athena was a 10/1 shot when the betting opened. After winning her second Grade One of the season, Paul Matchett's three-year-old is now a 6/1 shot.

The second Grade One on Greyville's card on Saturday was the Daily News 2000. Linebacker went off as the 11/10 favourite, and Grant Van Niekerk's mount didn't disappoint.
As the pacemakers made way turning for home, Linebacker powered into contention. Vaughan Marshall's three-year-old seemed to get a little lonely out in front, hanging towards the far rail, but still had more than enough left in the tank to claim a comfortable victory.

Linebacker then joined Got The Greenlight at the head of the Durban July betting, with Hollywoodbets listing them as 3/1 joint-favourites. Rainbow Bridge sits between War Of Athena and the leading fancies. Defending champion Belgarion can be found at 7/1.

After following Linebacker home in the Daily News 2000, Rascallion was cut into 12/1 from 33s. Princess Calla, on the other hand, drifted right out to 33/1 in the latest Durban July betting.

2021 Durban July Odds

Got The Greenlight3/1
Rainbow Bridge5/1
War Of Athena6/1
Do It Again12/1

*Odds taken from Hollywoodbets on 29/5/21*

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