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2022 Hollywoodbets Durban July Odds - Linebacker new second-favourite after return to form in Gold Challenge

Last updated: 30 Jun 2022
Jon Vine 30 Jun 2022
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  • Latest odds and betting for the 2022 Durban July
  • Hollywoodbets will sponsor this Grade One at Greyville on Saturday 2nd July
  • Safe Passage remains the favourite at 5/2
  • Linebacker has jumped up to second in the market after a runner-up finish in the Gold Challenge
  • Al Muthana won that Group One and is now 14/1 for the Durban July
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Durban July. (Getty)

The biggest race on the South African racing calendar will take place on July 2nd, as many of the continent's top middle-distance horses clash in the 2022 Durban July. Bookmakers Hollywoodbets will sponsor the Durban July for the first time, increasing the prize pot at Greyville up to a whopping R5m.

After the Gold Challenge took place at Greyville, we bring you the updated Durban July betting.

2022 Durban July Odds

Safe Passage 5/2
Linebacker 6/1
Sparkling Water 6/1
Pomp And Power 7/1
Do It Again 10/1    
Kommetdieding 10/1    
Jet Dark 12/1
Hoedspruit 14/1
Al Muthana 14/1
Bar 16/1    

*Odds taken on 18/6/22*

2022 Durban July Entries

Last year's runner-up, Linebacker has been cut from 12/1 into 6/1 second-favouritism for the Durban July, after returning to form with a narrow second in the Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge. Al Muthana beat Linebacker by a neck in that Group One, and he's been cut into 14/1. Jet Dark, who finished just a head behind Linebacker in third, is now a 12/1 shot.

Mike De Kock's Safe Passage jumped to the top of the betting following his two-length triumph in the Daily News 2000. Fellow three-year-old, Pomp And Power finished second as the odds-on favourite in that Group One, but Justin Snaith's Cape Derby winner remains the second-favourite.

Safe Passage's stablemate, the mare Sparkling Water fourth in the market, having placed in both the Empress Club Stakes and the Premier Champion Challenge. Former two-time Durban July winner, Do It Again also features prominently in the betting.

Last year's winner, Kommetdieding sits alongside Do It Again at 10/1. Hoedspruit and Aragosta can be backed at prices shorter than 20/1.

66/1 outsider Astrix edged out Sparkling Water to win the Premier Champions Challenge and Paul Peter's five-year-old can be backed at 40/1 with Hollywoodbets. Other names to note in the current betting include Puerto Manzano, Al Muthana, MK's Pride and another of Justin Snaith's former winner, Belgarion.

The final field for this year's Durban July will be revealed on Monday 20th July.

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