2 Johnny Hero
Johnny Hero fought his way into the final field for the 125th Vodacom Durban July with a hard earned victory under bottom weight in the Gr 3 Jubilee Handicap over 1800m at Turffontein earlier this month. He rises steeply in class and only supreme optimists will give this son of Gimmethegreenlight any chance of success come the first Saturday of July. That said, his trainer Tyrone Zackey came within a whisker of causing a major shock when Smanjemanje defied his odds to finish a very close second behind Pomodoro in 2012. Johnny Hero is Zackey’s first July runner since that time and he will believe that his charge could again prove to be a real wild card.