VDJ Decision To Be Made For War Of Athena


Image: War Of Athena // Chase Lienbenberg

THE Paul Matchett-trained Triple Tiara heroine War Of Athena will first run in the Grade 1 Woolavington 2000 at Hollywoodbets Greyville on May 29 before a decision is made on her Vodacom Durban July participation.

Justin Snaith’s star twice Grade 1-winning filly Captain’s Ransom will not take her place in the July and he said it has still not been decided whether she will line up in the Woolavington.

A meeting between this pair has been one of the most eagerly anticipated clashes of the SA Champions Season.

War Of Athena is at present sneaking into the handicap with the minimum weight for a female of 52kg as she is merit rated 122.

Running Brave is 14th on the log. Image: Candiese Lenferna
Running Brave is 14th on the log. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Three-year-olds receive 2kg at the time of the July according to the weight for age scale for the 2200m distance so the mathematical equation is Rainbow Bridge merit rating 134 equals 12 point higher than War Of Athena which is the equivalent of 6kg, add 2kg weight for age allowance equals 8kg, 60kg minus 8kg equals 52kg, and not under sufferance (i.e “sneaking into the handicap with the minimum weight”) .

Both #kznbred War Of Athena and Running Brave are in the first Declarations announced on 10 May.

VODACOM DURBAN JULY (Grade 1) 1st DECLARATION GREYVILLE Saturday 3 July 2021

VODACOM DURBAN JULY (Grade 1) R 2,000,000  2200m                                                                     
Open to all Horses

NDraw Draw  Horse              Mass   MR  Net   B  A  T  M  S   Jockey         Wins After Nom  Ref      Trainer (Proviso)

  0    0  RAINBOW BRIDGE      0.0  134 (134)     A        F    ……………      1        Eric Sands 

  0    0  BELGARION           0.0  130 (130)     A        F    ……………      0        Justin Snaith 

  0    0  DO IT AGAIN         0.0  129 (129)  C  A        F    ……………      0        Justin Snaith 

  0    0  GOLDEN DUCAT        0.0  128 (128)     A        F    ……………      0        Eric Sands 

  0    0  GOT THE GREENLIGHT  0.0  128 (128)     A  T     F    ……………      1        Joe Soma 

  0    0  SECOND BASE         0.0  125 (121)     A     M  F    ……………      0        J A Janse van Vuuren

  0    0  LINEBACKER          0.0  124 (120)     A        F    ……………      1        Vaughan Marshall

  0    0  SOVEREIGN SPIRIT    0.0  124 (124)  B  A        F    ……………      0        Candice Bass-Robinson

  0    0  CIRILLO             0.0  123 (123)     A        F    ……………      0        Sean Tarry 

  0    0  EXPRESSFROMTHEUS    0.0  122 (122)     A        F    ……………      1        Stuart Pettigrew

  0    0  WAR OF ATHENA       0.0  122 (118)     A        F    ……………      0        Paul Matchett 

  0    0  KOMMETDIEDING       0.0  120 (116)     A        F    ……………      0        HWJ Crawford/M Rix

  0    0  NETTA               0.0  120 (116)     A        F    ……………      1        Paul Peter 

  0    0  RUNNING BRAVE       0.0  119 (119)     A        F    ……………      0        Fanie Bronkhorst

  0    0  RUSSIAN ROCK        0.0  119 (115)     A        F    ……………      0        Dean Kannemeyer 

  0    0  DOUBLEMINT          0.0  118 (118)     A        F    ……………      0        Justin Snaith 

  0    0  PRINCESS CALLA      0.0  118 (114)     A        F    ……………      0        Adam Marcus 

  0    0  TIERRA DEL FUEGO    0.0  116 (116)     A        F    ……………      0        Sean Tarry 

  0    0  ZILLZAAL            0.0  116 (116)  B  A  T     F    ……………      0        Sean Tarry 

  0    0  ATYAAB              0.0  115 (115)     A        F    ……………      0        Zietsman Oosthuizen

  0    0  CROWN TOWERS        0.0  115 (115)     A     M  F    ……………      1        Justin Snaith 

  0    0  TRIP TO AFRICA      0.0  114 (114)  B  A        F    ……………      0        Duncan Howells 

  0    0  TRISTFUL            0.0  113 (113)     A        F    ……………      0        Tony Rivalland 

  0    0  RASCALLION          0.0  111 (107)     A        F    ……………      0        Vaughan Marshall

  0    0  SHANGO              0.0  111 (111)  B  A  T     F    ……………      0        Sean Tarry 

  0    0  BLACKBALL           0.0  110 (110)     A        F    ……………      0        Gavin van Zyl 

  0    0  DIVINE ODYSSEY      0.0  110 (110)  B  A        F    ……………      0        J A Janse van Vuuren

  0    0  SILVER HOST         0.0  110 (110)     A        F    ……………      0        Justin Snaith 

  0    0  THE GATEKEEPER      0.0  110 (106)     A        F    ……………      0        Justin Snaith 

  0    0  TREE TUMBO          0.0  109 (109)     A        F    ……………      0        Sean Tarry 

  0    0  DR DOOLITTLE        0.0  108 (104)     A        F    ……………      1        Paul Peter 

  0    0  FLYING CARPET       0.0  108 (104)     A  T     F    ……………      0        Sean Tarry 

  0    0  SACHDEV             0.0  108 (108)     A        F    ……………      0        Justin Snaith 

  0    0  SHAH AKBAR          0.0  108 (104)     A  T     F    ……………      0        Sean Tarry 

  0    0  AFRICAN NIGHT SKY   0.0  107 (107)     A        F    ……………      0        Justin Snaith 

  0    0  AZORES              0.0  107 (107)     A        F    ……………      0        Dean Kannemeyer 

  0    0  PACK LEADER         0.0  107 (107)     A  T     F    ……………      0        Alec Laird 

  0    0  SEEHAAM             0.0  107 (107)     A        F    ……………      0        Sean Tarry 

  0    0  MARCHINGONTOGETHER  0.0  106 (106)     A        F    ……………      0        Gavin van Zyl 

  0    0  SUPER SILVANO       0.0  104 (104)     A        F    ……………      0        Brett Crawford 

  0    0  MATTERHORN          0.0  100 (100)     A        F    ……………      0        Alyson Wright 

  0    0  SHE’S A KEEPER      0.0   90 ( 90)     A        F    ……………      0        Gareth van Zyl 

  0    0  FULL BLAST          0.0   86 ( 82)     A        F    ……………      0        Michael Miller 

Declarations: 43

SCRATCHINGS

NDraw Draw Horse              Mass   MR  Net  B  A  T  M  S   Jockey              Last Change                         Ref    Trainer (Proviso)

   0   0   CAPTAIN’S RANSOM    0.0  126 (122)    A        S                      Justin Snaith

   0   0   MALMOOS             0.0  125 (121)    A        S                      Mike de Kock

   0   0   LEGITIMATE          0.0  101 ( 97) C  A     M  S                      Dean Kannemeyer

   0   0   YOUCANTHURRYLOVE    0.0  112 (112)    A        S                      Fabian Habib

   0   0   BABY SHOOZ          0.0   96 ( 96)    A  T     S                      Peter Muscutt

   0   0   JET DARK            0.0  130 (126)    A        SS                      Justin Snaith

   0   0   BARAHIN             0.0  116 (116) B  A        S                      Mike de Kock

   0   0   PROMISEOFAMASTER    0.0  101 (101)    A        S                      Candice Dawson

   0   0   SUMMER PUDDING      0.0  127 (127)    A        S                      Paul Peter

   0   0   PUERTO MANZANO      0.0  110 (106)    A        S                      J A Janse van Vuuren

   0   0   HOEDSPRUIT          0.0  108 (104) C  A        S                      Justin Snaith

  • First Supp. Entries: Close 11:00 Tuesday, 11 May 2021
  • Second Declaration: Close 11:00 Monday, 31 May 2021
  • Final Supp. Entries: Close 11:00 Tuesday, 15 June 2021
  • Weights Published: Tuesday, 15 June 2021
  • Final Declaration: Close 11:00 Monday, 21 June 2021
  • Final Field and Draw: Announcement of the Final Field and Barrier Draws will take place on Tuesday, 22 June 2021
  • Public Gallops:  7am at Greyville Racecourse, Thursday, 24 June 2021

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