Justin Snaith will be cursing his luck today as four of his five runners in the Vodacom Durban July pulled wide gates in the draw for the big race earlier today. Ruling ante-post favourite Belgarion drew 17 and Do It Again, winner of the past two years, drew widest of all in the 18-horse field.
Top weight and second favourite, Rainbow Bridge, fared better and will jump from gate 2 with stable companion Golden Ducat on his inside at gate 1.
The traditional gallops will take place at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday morning but there will be no public attendance.
The Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July will be run at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday, July 25, off time 3.10pm.