2019 Durban July Handicap Tips & Betting Predictions: Can Justin Snaith go back-to-back?

Justin Snaith scored the trifecta in the 2018 Durban July Handicap
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Trainer Justin Snaith winning the Durban July Handicap. (Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)

2019 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 6.

We will have tips for the 2019 Durban July Handicap when markets are released by bookmakers and we're expecting to see a handful of Justin Snaith-trained runners line up again.

2019 Durban July Handicap Best Bet - Rainbow Bridge @ 5.00


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.

2019 Durban July Handicap Best Each Way - Do It Again @ 6.25


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)

Best Bet: Rainbow Bridge - 5.00
Best Each Way: Do It Again - 6.25

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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Daryl Curnow 10 March 2019

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