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2020 Durban July Handicap Tips & Betting Predictions: Can Justin Snaith go back-to-back-to-back?

Do It Again has won two on the trot
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Trainer Justin Snaith winning the Durban July Handicap. (Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)

2020 Durban July Handicap Tips & Betting Predictions

The Durban July Handicap is the biggest thoroughbred race in South Africa and another quality field will line up for the big prize at Greyville on July 5.

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Below are the latest barrier draws and tips for the 2020 Durban July.

2020 Durban July Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw

1Tilbury Fort
2Return Flight
4Rainbow Bridge
5Miyabi Gold
7Legal Eagle
8Magnificent Seven
9Lady In Black
10Do It Again
11Made To Conquer
15Roy Had Enough
16Divine Odyssey
17Twist Of Fate
18Eyes Wide Open

2020 Durban July Handicap Best Bet - Rainbow Bridge @ 5.50

Rainbow Bridge was a quality winner of the Sun Met in January and that form typically holds up well for the Durban July Handicap. Trained by Eric Sands, the five-year-old will look to continue that form through to July and although there's plenty of racing between January and July, that is a good form line.

He has yet to face a Durban July but the Sun Met and the Queen's Plate are similar races. Although beaten by Do It Again in the Queen's Plate, Rainbow Bridge has come on nicely and looks a winning chancee.

2020 Durban July Handicap Best Each Way - Do It Again @ 5.50

Do It Again is a natural inclusion after winning the Queen's Plate. He followed that up with a second placing in the Sun Met and he wouldn't have lost any admirers with that run.

His experience winning the 2018 Durban July Handicap is going to make him tough to beat and bookmakers are offering value odds for the Justin Snaith-trained runner. Snaith has a great record in this race and he knows how to perfect time his runners for the main event.

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Trainer Justin Snaith winning the Durban July Handicap. (Getty Images)

2020 Durban July Handicap Best Each Way - Twist of Fate @ 13.00

Twist of Fate didn't quite get the luck of the barrier draw but his form coming into the 2019 Durban July is good enough on its own right.

The four-year-old scored a win in May at Greyville and has subsequently finished second behind race favourite Hawwaam. That run is going to hold him in good stead for this and we're expecting another tidy effort.

Best Bet: Rainbow Bridge - 5.50 @ Sunbet
Best Each Way: Do It Again - 6.50 @ Sportingbet SA
Best Roughie: Twist of Fate - 13.00 @ Sportingsbet SA

2018 Durban July Handicap Result

Do It Again was our value pick for the Durban July Handicap and he proved too tough for his more-fancied stablemate. African Night Sky was unable run with his stablemate as Anton Marcus kicked clear with the 2018 champion.

Second place when to Made To Conquer with Jeff Lloyd in the saddle. The Australian-based jockey is retiring in 2018 and gave it one last shot to win the premier South African thoroughbred race. Third went to Elusive Silva, also trained by Justin Snaith.


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