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2022 Betway Summer Cup Odds - Durban July hero Sparkling Water tops Turffontein market

22 Nov 2022
Jon Vine 22 Nov 2022
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  • Latest odds and betting for the 2022 Betway Summer Cup
  • This Grade One handicap takes place at Turffontein racecourse in South Africa on Saturday 26th November
  • Sparkling Water is the 9/4 favourite with Betway
  • Safe Passage, Aragosta and Puerto Manzano also feature in the market
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Sparkling Water ridden by jockey S'manga "Bling" Khumalo react after winning the 2022 edition of the Durban July. (Getty)

The first big race to take place during the new flat season in South Africa is the Guateng Summer Cup. Now named the Betway Summer Cup, this lucrative handicap has been won by many of South African racing's finest flat racers down the years and a first prize of R2.25m will be up for grabs this weekend.

Here's a look through the current Betway Summer Cup betting and a rundown of the most likely runners.

2022 Betway Summer Cup Odds

Sparkling Water9/4
Safe Passage3/1
Puerto Manzano10/1
Red Saxon16/1

*Odds taken on 22/11/22*

2022 Betway Summer Cup Entries

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It's been 11 years since Mike De Kock last lifted the Summer Cup. South Africa's top trainer will play an extremely strong hand this year, with reigning Durban July winner, Sparkling Water currently topping the betting with Betway.

The next two names in the betting are also trained by De Kock, with Safe Passage and Aragosta sitting just behind their stablemate. Janse van Vuuren's Puerto Manzano is the only other runners sitting at a price of 10/1 or shorter.

Sean Tarry, who's won four of the last five renewals of the Summer Cup, could be represented by Litigation, Nebraas, Zillzaal and Shango. Corne Spies has entered up William Robertson, with Joe Soma set to run Red Saxon.

Other notable runners include Second Base, who'll be ridden by Gavin Lerena, Juan Paul van der Merwe will ride outsider Astrix, with Randall Simons getting the leg-up on Mike Do Kock's fourth runner, Mk's Pride.

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