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2022 Durban July News - First log issued for South Africa's big handicap

22 Jun 2022
  • Gold Circle have today issued the first log for the 2022 Durban July
  • The 2022 HollywoodBets Durban July will take place at Greyville on Saturday 2nd July
  • Two-time Queen's Plate winner, Jet Dark tops the first log
  • Kommetdieding, Astrix and Pomp And Power are also guaranteed a spot in the field
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The Durban July at Greyville. (Getty)
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This week, Gold Circle issued the first log for the 2022 Durban July, which will be run at Greyville on the first Saturday in July.

The log features the 20 horses who are currently in line to make an appearance in South Africa's most famous handicap. The log also featured the first six standbys, listed in alphabetical order...

2022 Durban July Entries - First Log (May 18th)

Log Position
Merit Rating
1 Jet Dark 130
2 Kommetdieding 129
3 Astrix 122
4 Pomp And Power 118
5 Rain In Holland 118
6 Red Saxon 118
7 Aragosta 109
8 Linebacker 126
9 Do It Again 126
10 Double Superlative 125
11 Belgarion 130
12 Flying Carpet 116
13 Puerto Manzano 120
14 Hoedspruit 116
15 Zapatillas 118
16 Safe Passage 117
17 Sparkling Water 116
18 Second Base 118
19 Marina 118
20 Nebraas 116

21 Al Muthana 122
22 Bingwa 117
23 Firealley 112
24 Russian Rock 118
25 Sovereign Spirit 116
26 Zillzaal 117
Two-time Queen's Plate king, Jet Dark tops the log, ahead of last year's Durban July winner Kommetdieding, who guaranteed his spot in this year's race by winning the Cape Town Met at Kenilworth in January.

Surprise Premier Champions Challenge winner, Astrix is certain to get a run in this year's Durban July. As are the two South African Derby winners, Pomp And Power and Aragosta, Fillies' Classic winner Rain In Holland, and SA Classic winner Red Saxon.

Former Durban July winners, Do It Again and Belgarion sits 8th and 11th in the opening log. Linebacker and Double Superlative sit outside the top ten, and look highly likely to make the final cut for this year's race.

The likes of Al Muthana and Bingwa still have time to jump into the top 20. The Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge will be run on June 11th, and victory in that lucrative Group One would guarantee a spot in the Durban July field.

2022 Durban July Key Dates

  • Second Declaration - Monday 30 May 2022
  • Final Supplementary Entries - Tuesday 14 June 2022
  • Weights Published - Tuesday 14 June 2022
  • Final Declaration - Monday 20 June 2022
  • Final Field and Draw Announcement - Tuesday 21 June 2022

2022 Durban July Odds

The current betting for the 2022 Hollywoodbets Durban July can be found here on our website.


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