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2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July Tips - Charles Dickens the strong ante-post favourite

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  • Latest odds and betting for the 2023 Durban July
  • Hollywoodbets will sponsor this Grade One at Greyville on Saturday 1st July 2023
  • Charles Dickens is the 15/8 favourite
  • Cousin Casey, Pomp And Power and Safe Passage also feature in the betting
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Sparkling Water ridden by jockey S'manga "Bling" Khumalo wins the 2022 edition of the 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 2023 Durban July. Bookmakers Hollywoodbets began sponsorship of this famous race in 2022, increasing the prize pot at Greyville up to a whopping R5m.

Let's take a look through the latest Durban July betting and run through the headline entries.

2023 Durban July Odds

Charles Dickens 15/8
Cousin Casey 5/1
Pomp And Power 9/1
Puerto Manzano14/1
Sparkling Water16/1
Rascallion 16/1
Bar 20/1

*Odds taken on 14/2/23*

2023 Durban July Entries

Leading the way in the betting for this year's Durban July is Charles Dickens, who's unbeaten record came to an end in the King's Plate, where Candice Bass-Robinson's star was nabbed on the line by Al Muthana. Fellow three-year-old Cousin Casey sits second in the betting following his a decent run when fifth behind Jet Dark in the Cape Town Met.

Pomp And Power came through to finish third in the Cape Town Met and he sits prominently in the Durban July betting. As do both Puerto Manzano and Safe Passage, who finished first and second in the Summer Cup at Turffontein back in November.

Defending champion, Sparkling Water has struggled for form since and Mike de Kock's star can be backed at 16/1 with Hollywoodbets. Justin Snaith's Rockpool has been well-backed since his victory in the Politician Stakes. Premier Trophy winner Rascallion sits just outing the top five in the market.

Zapatilas was forced to miss last year's Durban July after a set-back on the day of the race, but he looks set for a run this time around. Other possible runners include East Coast, Royal Victory, Golden Ducat and Union Square.

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