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2022 Durban July Contenders - Justin Snaith's Runners

By Jon Vine
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24 Jun 2022
  • We look at Justin Snaith's runners in the 2022 Durban July
  • The Durban July will take place on Saturday 2nd July
  • Snaith has saddled the July winner five times
  • Do It Again will be looking for his third victory
  • Pomp And Power, Jet Dark, Hoedspruit and Belgarion will also run for Snaith this year
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Jockey Richard Fourie rides his horse, "Do It Again", at the finish line to win the 2019 edition of the Durban July. (Getty)
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    Justin Snaith's Durban July Runners
  • Belgarion
  • Do It Again
  • Hoedspruit
  • Jet Dark
  • Pomp And Power

Justin Snaith saddled five runners in this year's Durban July, as the Cape Town trainer looks for his sixth victory in South Africa's most famous race.

Justin Snaith has saddled over 2,500 winner since taking out his licence in 2000. 2008 saw Snaith enter the Durban July winners enclosure for the first time, when Dancers Daugthter dead-heated with Pocket Power. Since then, the 45-year-old has taken his tally of victories to five, winning for three successive years between 2018 and 2020.

Snaith will run five of his best horses in the 2022 Durban July. Here's a look at his quintet of contenders...

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Justin Snaith's Durban July Runners 2022


Belgarion


Jockey - Piere Strydom
Owner - Mr A N & The Hon Mrs G R Foster
Weight - 59.5kg
Draw - 11

Breeder - Mr A N Foster
Sire - Dynasty
Dam - Riva (GER) by Acatenango (GER)

Age - 6
Colour - Bay
Sex - Gelding
MR - 128

Career Record: 16 runs, 8 wins, 4 places
Stakes Won: R2,048,125

Runs at Hollywoodbets Greyville - 4 (2 wins)
Runs at 2200 distance - 2 (1 win)

Notable Runs:

  • 1st in the 2020 Vodacom Durban July (Gr 1) 2200m
  • 1st in the 2020 World Sports Betting Green Point Stakes (Gr 2) 1600m
  • 2nd in the 2021 Cape Town Met (Gr 1) 2000m 
  • 3rd in the 2021 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (Gr 1) 1600m


Do It Again


Jockey - Aldo Domeyer
Owner - Messrs N Jonsson & B Kantor & Nancy Hossack
Weight - 58.5kg
Draw - 2

Breeder - Northfields Stud (Pty) Ltd
Sire - Twice Over (GB)
Dam - Sweet Virginia by Casey Tibbs (IRE)

Age - 7
Colour - Bay
Sex - Gelding
Merit Rating - 126

Career Record - 28 runs (9 wins, 13 places)
Stakes Won - R9,249,100

Runs at Hollywoodbets Greyville - 12 (5 wins, 3 places)
Runs at 2200m Distance - 4 (2 wins, 1 place)

Notable Runs:

  • 1st in the 2019 Hollywoodbets Durban July (Gr 1) 2200m
  • 1st in the 2018 Hollywoodbets Durban July (Gr 1) 2200m
  • 1st in the 2019 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (Gr 1) 1600m
  • 1st in the 2022 WSB 1900 (Gr 2) 1900m
  • 2nd in the 2019 WSB Cape Town Met (Gr 1) 2000m
  • 3rd in the 2022 HKJC Pool Champions Cup  (Gr 1) 1800m
  • 3rd in the 2022 Hollywoodbets Durban July (Gr 1) 2200m
  • 3rd in the 2018 Green Point Stakes (Gr 2) 1600m


Hoedspruit


Jockey - Craig Zackey
Owner - Mrs S Viljoen
Weight - 53.5 kg
Draw - 3

Age - 4
Colour - Bay
Sex - Gelding
Merit Rating - 116

Breeder - Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein
Sire - Legislate
Dam - Londalozi by Trippi (USA)

Career Record - 17 runs (6 wins, 6 places)
Stakes Won - R655,975

Runs at Hollywoodbets Greyville - 1 (1 place)
Runs at 2200m Distance - 0

Notable Runs:

  • 1st in the 2022 Glorious Goodwood Premier Trophy (Gr 2) 1800m
  • 1st in the Nelson Mandela Bay Racing Algoa Stakes (Listed) 2000m
  • 1st in the 2021 WSB Legal Eagle Stakes (Gr 3) 1800m
  • 3rd in the 2022 Daily News Media Pinnacle Stakes 1600m

Jet Dark


Jockey - Bernard Fayd’Herbe
Owner - Messrs C T Crowe & N Jonsson
Weight - 60
Draw - 9

Breeder - Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert)
Sire - Trippi (USA)
Dam - Night Jet by Jet Master

Age - 4
Colour - Bay
Sex - Colt
Merit Rating - 126

Career Record - 14 runs (6 wins, 5 places)
Stakes Won - R2 606 600

Runs at Hollywoodbets Greyville - 4 (1 win, 1 place)
Runs at 2200m Distance - 0 

Notable Runs:

  • 1st in the 2022 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (Gr 1) 1600m
  • 1st in the HKJC World Pool Champions Cup (Gr 1) 1800m
  • 1st in the 2021 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (Gr 1) 1600m
  • 1st in the 202 Beaumont Sud Langerman (Gr 3) 1500m
  • 2nd in the 2022 WSB Cape Town Met (Gr 1) 2000m
  • 3rd in the 2022 Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge (Gr 1) 1600m

Pomp And Power


Jockey - Richard Fourie
Owner - Messrs Greg Bortz & E A Braun & Greenacres Trust (Nom: Mr N M Shirtliff)
Weight - 53kg
Draw - 8

Breeder - Maine Chance Farms (Pty) Ltd
Sire - Vercingetorix
Dam - Peru by Candy Stripes (USA)

Age - 3
Colour - Chestnut
Sex - Gelding
Merit Rating - 118

Career Record - 11 runs (5 wins, 3 places)
Stakes Won - R1 290 275

Runs at Hollywoodbets Greyville - 2 (2 places)
Runs at 2200m Distance - 0

Notable Runs:

  • 1st in the 2021 Concorde Cup (Gr 2) 1600m
  • 1st in the 2022 Jonsson Workwear Cape Derby (Gr 1) 2000m
  • 2nd in the 2021 Cape Guineas (Gr 1) 1600m
  • 2nd in the 2022 Daily News 2000 (Gr 1) 2000m
  • 3rd in the 2022 WSB Guineas (Gr 2) 1600m


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