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2020 Durban July Odds – Belgarion heads the market as Do It Again goes for historic hat-trick

Last updated: 09 Jul 2020
Jon Vine 09 Jul 2020
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  • We bring you the latest betting for the 2020 Durban July
  • South African's premier handicap race will be run at Greyville on Saturday 25th July
  • Belgarion is the current favourite with SportingBet
  • Do It Again, Rainbow Bridge, Vardy and Got The Greenlight are all fancied
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Durban July. (Getty)

We take a look through the Durban July odds, and also bring you the Durban July weights for the 2020 edition run at Greyville on Saturday 25th July.

Although the present global situation with Covid-19 means no fans will be allowed into Greyville racecourse on July 25th, race fans can still look forward to a fantastic renewal of this historic race in 2020.

2020 Durban July Odds

Rainbow Bridge5.5
Do It Again7.5
Bunker Hunt8.5
Got The Green Light8.5

*Odds taken from sportingbet.co.za on 9/7/20*

Leading the market we find Belagrion, who jumped to the head of the Durban July betting after a bloodless triumph in the World Sports Betting 1900. Justin Snaith’s five-year-old went into that Grade Two as the odds-on favourite, following three-straight handicap wins, and duly brushed aside his rivals with the greatest of ease.

Sitting behind Belagrion is fellow Justin Snaith bunkmate, Do It Again, who will attempt to become the first horse to land a hat-trick of Duban July wins. They are two of five Justin Snath entrants in the 2020 Durban July, with recent Drill Hall Stakes winner, Bunker Hunt also likely to make an appearance.

Rainbow Bridge finished a close second to Do It Again in last year’s renewal of the Durban July. After two further narrow defeats in both the Queen’s Plate and the SunMet, Eric Sands’ star finally claimed an overdue victory in the Gold Challenge, and he currently splits Belagrion and Do It Again in the betting.

SunMet winner, Vardy was beaten by Rainbow Bridge in the Gold Challenge when last seen, and will be gunning for revenge in the Durban July. The only other entrant sitting on a single-figure price is three-year-old Got The Greenlight, who bounced back from defeat in the South African Derby with a fine victory in the Daily News 2000.

Twist Of Fate, Eyes Wide Open and Miyabi Gold rounded off the top five in the 2019 Durban July, and all three could take their chance again. Soqrat looks to be Mike De Kock’s only representative, with Sean Tarry looking likely to throw Shango and Tierra Del Fuego into the mix.

2020 Durban July Weights

Age (Sex)
Merit Rating
Weight (KG)
Rainbow Bridge5 (G)13460 (Top weight)
Vardy4 (G)13460
Do It Again5 (G)13359.5
Soqrat4 (C)13259
Twist Of Fate4 (C)12756.5
Bunker Hunt4 (G)12455
Tierra Del Fuego4 (C)12455
Belgarion4 (G)11953
Got The Greenlight3 (C)11853
It's My Turn7 (G)11853
Divine Odyssey5 (G)11753
Shango3 (C)11653 (Bottom weight)

Durban July FAQs

When is the Durban July?

The 2020 Durban July Handicap will take place on Saturday 25th July.

Who is the favourite for the Durban July?

Belgarion impressed when winning the World Sports Betting 1900 in June, and he heads SportingBet's market for the 2020 Durban July Handicap.

Where can I bet on the 2020 Durban July?

SportingBet.co.za is the best place to bet on the Durban July, and all South African racing.

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