Image: Running Brave // Candiese Lenferna
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Star #kznbred Fillies Nominated for Vodacom Durban July

Running Brave wins the KZN Breeders Mile. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Triple Tiara princess War Of Athena and twice Gr1 2nd placed Running Brave, both bred by Summerhill Stud, have been nominated for the Vodacom Durban July.

It is the first nomination for Summerhill Equestrian sire Act Of War, whose own sire Dynasty won the Vodacom Durban July in 2003.

The eight-time Gr2 winning daughter of Act Of War has now five in a row and won her last start, the Gr2 Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks by two lengths over 2450m.

Running Brave – the daughter of Brave Tin Soldier – has been unlucky to have finished second on two occasions in the Gr1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes – is also an 8-time winner, including the Gr2 Gold Bracelet twice and the KZN Breeders Mile.

Both fillies sold for R30 000 at Bloodstock South Africa sales – War Of Athena at the 2019 Ready To Run Sale, and Running Brave at the National 2YO Sale.

War Of Athena’s sire Act Of War’s stats are exemplary – with 39% winners to runners percentage, and Average Earnings Per Runner of an impressive R62 604 each.

War Of Athena wins the triple tiara. Image: Chase Liebenberg

Brave Tin Soldier resides at the farm of Jill Fox at The Fort Stud, is the sire of Running Brave and will be looking to get his 3rd Gr1 winner. His parternal grandsons sold at the Nationals recently for up to R150 000.

The country’s biggest race will be run at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 2200m on Saturday, 3 July.

This years Vodacom Durban July field could stack up into one of the strongest in many a year.

First entries for the  R 2,000,000  2200m (Turf)


0 AFRICAN NIGHT SKY  Justin Snaith    107     

0 ATYAAB (AUS)       Zietsman Oosthu  115     

0 AZORES             Dean Kannemeyer  107     

0 BABY SHOOZ         Peter Muscutt     96     

0 BARAHIN            Mike de Kock     119     

0 BELGARION          Justin Snaith    130     

0 BLACKBALL          Gavin van Zyl    110     

0 CAPTAIN’S RANSOM   Justin Snaith    126     

0 CIRILLO            Sean Tarry       120     

0 CROWN TOWERS (AUS) Justin Snaith    115     

0 DIVINE ODYSSEY     J A Janse van V  110     

0 DO IT AGAIN        Justin Snaith    129     

0 DOUBLEMINT         Justin Snaith    118     

0 DR DOOLITTLE       Paul Peter       105     

0 EXPRESSFROMTHEUS   Stuart Pettigrew  118     

0 FLYING CARPET      Sean Tarry       108     

0 FULL BLAST         Michael Miller    86     

0 GOLDEN DUCAT       Eric Sands       128     

0 GOT THE GREENLIGHT Joe Soma         124     

0 HOEDSPRUIT         Justin Snaith    108     

0 JET DARK           Justin Snaith    130     

0 KOMMETDIEDING      HWJ Crawford/M   117     

0 LEGITIMATE         Dean Kannemeyer  101     

0 LINEBACKER         Vaughan Marshall  115     

0 MALMOOS            Mike de Kock     125     

0 MARCHINGONTOGETHER Gavin van Zyl    106     

0 MATTERHORN         Alyson Wright    100     

0 NETTA              Paul Peter       102     

0 PACK LEADER        Alec Laird       109     

0 PRINCESS CALLA     Adam Marcus      118     

0 PROMISEOFAMASTER   Candice Dawson   101     

0 PUERTO MANZANO (AR J A Janse van V  110     

0 RAINBOW BRIDGE     Eric Sands       134     

0 RASCALLION         Vaughan Marshall  111     

0 RUNNING BRAVE      Fanie Bronkhorst  119     

0 RUSSIAN ROCK       Dean Kannemeyer  114     

0 SACHDEV            Justin Snaith    108     

0 SECOND BASE        J A Janse van V  116     

0 SEEHAAM            Sean Tarry       107     

0 SHAH AKBAR         Sean Tarry       108     

0 SHANGO             Sean Tarry       116     

0 SHE’S A KEEPER     Gareth van Zyl    90     

0 SILVER HOST        Justin Snaith    110     

0 SOVEREIGN SPIRIT   Candice Bass-Ro  124     

0 SUMMER PUDDING     Paul Peter       129     

0 SUPER SILVANO      Brett Crawford   104     

0 THE GATEKEEPER     Justin Snaith    110     

0 TIERRA DEL FUEGO   Sean Tarry       116     

0 TREE TUMBO         Sean Tarry       109     

0 TRIP TO AFRICA     Duncan Howells   101     

0 TRISTFUL           Tony Rivalland   113     

0 WAR OF ATHENA      Paul Matchett    122     

0 YOUCANTHURRYLOVE   Fabian Habib     112     

0 ZILLZAAL           Sean Tarry       116 

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