Totalisator betting for the 12 races being run at the 2019 Vodacom Durban July race meeting on Saturday 6 July opens at all Tabgold outlets – and on all Tabgold online platforms – on Monday 1 July (today), and racing fans have many huge exotic pools to look forward to on the big day.
The Pick 6, which starts with Race 4, kicks off with a carry-over of R5-million and the pool is expected to reach a mammoth R15-million before the 1st Leg jumps at 13:35 on Saturday. Finding Pick 6 bankers in a very competitive environment is not easy but the Justin Snaith trained pair of Strathdon (Leg 1) and last season’s horse of the year Oh Susanna in the final leg, will be popular options.
The Quartet Pool on the Vodacom Durban July, Race 7 on the programme due off at 16:20, is expected to reach R16-million. The Quartet requires punters to pick the first four runners past the
post and in the Vodacom Durban July most will be relying on the three leading contenders Do It Again, Rainbow Bridge and ruling favourite Hawwaam to help solve the puzzle. Over the years many an outsider has boosted the pay-out by finding its way into the Quartet and notable runners in this category include Twist of Fate, Doublemint, Eyes Wide Open and last year’s runner-up Made to Conquer.
But, the Pick 6 and main race Quartet apart, there are many different bet types available – catering for both the seasoned punter and the “once-a-year” racegoer. Gold Circle is expecting turnover for the day to top the R60-million mark as “July Fever” kicks into top gear over the final week.