Trained by Mike de Kock and ridden by Anton Marcus, Haawaam is favourite for the 2019 Vodacom Durban July to be run at Greyville Racecourse, Durban over 2200m on Saturday 6th July.

 

 

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4) Hawwaam

Jockey: Anton Marcus
Trainer: Mike de Kock
Owner: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum
Colours: Blue, white epaulettes, striped cap

 

Breeder: Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein
Sire:  Silvano (GER)
Dam: Halfway To Heaven by Jet Master

 

Age: 3
Colour: Bay
Sex: Colt
MR: 121

 

Weight: 56.0kg
Draw: 3 (20)

 

Career Record: 7 runs, 6 wins, 1 places
Stakes Won: R 5,628,125

 

Runs at Greyville: 1 (1 Win)
Runs at 2200m Distance: 0

 

Notable Runs:
1st in the 2019 Daily News 2000 (Gr 1) - 2000m
1st in the 2019 Premier's Champions Challenge (Gr 1) - 2000m
1st in the 2019 SA Classic (Gr 1) - 1800m
2nd in the 2019 Gauteng Guineas (Gr 2) - 1600m
1st in the 2019 Tony Ruffel Stakes (Gr 3) - 1400m
1st in the 2019 Dingaans (Gr 2) - 1600m

 

Trainer Comments:

VODACOM Durban July favourite Hawwaam worked alongside his stablemate Soqrat at the public gallops staged at Greyville Thursday morning and Mike de Kock was pleased with his runner’s showing.

Mike, whose four July winners all won at 3 years of age, told Turf Talk: “That was a good gallop next to Soqrat, who is no slouch. Hawwaam has come through his preparation very well, he is sound and we’re happy with him going into the last few days before the race.”

 

Winning Form - Magic Tips Comment:
Rates the one to beat on impeccable form shown thus far.

 

Hollywoodbets Comments:

The ruling favourite HAWWAAM is justifiably at the top of the betting boards having won six out of his seven starts to date. His only defeat came in the Gauteng Guineas where he over-raced early and then found himself hopefully placed turning into the straight. He did run on well in the closing stages, but had too much to do and had to settle for second spot. He redeemed himself in no uncertain terms in his next two runs on the Highveld, the first being in the SA Classic over 1800M and then the Premiers Champion Challenge over 2000M, where he beat older horses for the first time. He then travelled down to Greyville for his latest start and won the Daily News 2000, beating July hopeful Twist Of Fate, in the process. He starts from gate three and Anton Marcus retains the ride

 

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Vodacom Durban July 2019, Betting Preview
Vodacom Durban July 2019, Betting Preview

The 2019 Vodacom Durban July takes place at Greyville this weekend and this year’s edition has attracted a top class, competitive field to battle it out over the 2200m Grade 1 contest.

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