Everything you need to know about 2022 Hollywoodbets Durban July runner, Linebacker. The four-year-old gelding ran second behind Al Muthana in the Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge and will be looking for his first win since taking out the 2021 Daily News 2000

 

 

 

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4)  LINEBACKER

 

LINEBACKER is a dual Gr1 winner and runner-up behind fellow Cape star Kommetdieding in the 2021 Durban July. The son of former SA Champion Sprinter Captain Of All returned to his best form with a top-class second behind Al Muthana in the Gr1 Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge earlier this month. With Grant van Niekerk still smarting from being pipped as a greenhorn apprentice on Smanjemanje in the 2012 Durban July, the stage is set for Linebacker to put his best hoof forward 

 

Jockey: Grant van Niekerk
Trainer: Vaughn Marshall
Owner: Mesdames C L Gabler & Jane Truter & Mr K P Truter

 

Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Sire: Captian Of All
Dam: Thins Red Line (AUS) by Redoute’s Choice (AUS)

 

Age: 4
Colour: Bay
Sex: Gelding

 

Merit Rating: 126

Weight: 58.5kg
Draw: 4

 

Career Record: 14 runs (4 wins, 8 places)
Stakes Won: R2 287 750

Runs at Hollywoodbets Greyville: 5 (2 wins, 2 places)
Runs at 2200m Distance: 1 (1 place)

 

Notable Runs:

2nd in the 2020 Cape Guineas (Gr 1) 1600m
1st in the 2021 Jonsson Workwear Cape Derby (Gr 1) 2000m
1st in the 2021 WSB Guineas (Gr 2) 1600m
2nd in the 2021 Hollywoodbets Durban July (Gr 1) 2200m
3rd in the 2021 WSB Club Price Green Point Stakes (Gr 2) 1600m
3rd in the 2022 WSB Cape Town Met (Gr 1) 2000m
2nd in the 2022 Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge (Gr 1) 1600m

 

 

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