5 Crown Towers (AUS)
The Justin Snaith-trained Crown Towers has won three of his last four starts and comes into the 2021 Vodacom Durban July in fine fettle. His most recent victory came in the 1800m Gr 3 Cup Trial where he had fellow VDJ rivals Tristful and Nexus behind him. He should again have the measure of Tristful but Nexus is weighted to turn the tables on Crown Towers, especially over the extra 400m of the July. Crown Towers is a natural front-runner and there is every chance he could be at the head of affairs as the field swings for home. But few will believe he can stay there for an unlikely victory and its quite probable that Crown Towers is the least fancied of the Snaith quartet.