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2021 Durban July Final Field and Draw - Rainbow Bridge drawn in stall one
- We bring you the final field and the draw for the 2021 Durban July
- 18 runners were confirmed for this famous handicap at Greyville on Saturday 3rd July
- Got The Greenlight tops the current betting
- Second-favourite Rainbow Bridge was drawn in stall one
Durban July. (Getty)
The final field was confirmed today for the 2021 Durban July, which takes place at Greyville on Saturday 3rd July.
The media assembled at Greyville today as 18 of the country's finest flat racers were confirmed for this historic handicap, with the full draw taking place an hour later.
2021 Durban July Odds
|Got The Greenlight||6/4|
|Do It Again||12/1|
*Odds taken on 26/6/21*
2021 Durban July Confirmed Runners
|Rainbow Bridge||60.00||134||Eric Sands||Luke Ferraris|
|Belgarion||58.00||130||Justin Snaith||S'manga Khumalo|
|Do It Again||57.50||129||Justin Snaith||Richie Fourie|
|Got The Greenlight||55.00||124||Joe Soma||Muzi Yeni|
|Expressfromtheus||54.00||122||Stuart Pettigrew||Marco V'Rensburg|
|Sovereign Spirit||54.00||122||Candice Bass-Robinson||Keagan De Melo|
|Linebacker||53.00||124||Vaughan Marshall||Grant Van Niekerk|
|Rascallion||53.00||123||Vaughan Marshall||Sean Veale|
|Kommetdieding||53.00||122||HWJ Crawford||Gavin Lerena|
|Cirillo||53.00||120||Sean Tarry||Lyle Hewitson|
|Shah Akbar||53.00||119||Sean Tarry||NA|
|Crown Towers||53.00||117||Justin Snaith||Luyolo Mxothwa|
|Nexus||53.00||117||Justin Snaith||Craig Zackey|
|Tristful||53.00||113||Tony Rivalland||Callan Murray|
|Johnny Hero||53.00||106||Tyrone Zackey||NA|
|Matterhorn||53.00||101||Alyson Wright||Serino Moodley|
|Running Brave||52.50||119||Fanie Bronkhorst||NA|
|She's A Keeper||52.00||96||Gareth van Zyl||Warren Kennedy|
|Silver Host||53.00||110||Justin Snaith||NA|
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Got The Greenlight finished second in last year's race as a three-year-old, and Eric Sands' star currently tops the betting for this year's renewal after victories in the Chestnut Stakes and the Premier Champions Challenge.
Rainbow Bridge has risen to second in the betting, after winning the Sun Met, the Drill Hall and the Gold Challenge. Cape Derby and SA Guineas winner Linebacker follows next, with fellow three-year-old Rascallion - who finished second to Linebacker in the recent Daily News 2000 - sitting fourth in the market.
Defending champion Belgarion, who hasn't won since scoring in last year's Durban July, can be found at a single-figure price. As can two-time VDJ champion Do It Again, who will be ridden by Richie Fourie.
Kommetdieding is fancied to go well by many, and he'll be ridden by Gareth Lerena. Lyle Hewitson will ride Cirillo for Sean Tarry, while Warren Kennedy gets the leg up on four-year-old filly, She's A Keeper.
S’manga Khumalo takes the ride on Belgarion, with Tyrone Zackey partnering Johnny Hero. Candice Bass-Robinson will be represented by Sovereign Spirit, with Running Brave, Shah Akhbar and Nexus also set to take their chance.
2021 Durban July Draw
|10||She's A Keeper|
|14||Got The Greenlight|
|16||Do It Again|
They say a wide draw is a big negative in the Durban July, but that didn't stop Belgarion winning 12 months ago after he came out of gate 17. The defending champion has been handed a kinder draw this time around and will come out of stall eleven.
Rainbow Bridge has been handed what could be quite a tricky draw in stall one, with Kommetdieding set to come out of the widest gate of all, stall 18.
Linebacker's supporters will have been pleased to see the leading fancy drawn into stall seven, with favourite Got The Greenlight drawn in 14. Rascallion will come out of gate six, with Cirillo and Do It Again drawn in stalls nine and 16 respectively.