Everything you need to know about 2022 Hollywoodbets Durban July runner, Safe Passage. This ultra-consistent gelding convincingly won the Daily News 2000 and is one of the sharpest arrows in Mike de Kock's July quiver

 

 

 

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10)  SAFE PASSAGE

 

SAFE PASSAGE, victorious at 6 of his 9 starts, was a stunning winner of the Gr1 Daily News 2000 when said to not have been at his peak. Had he not have been surprised by Red Saxon when pipped in the Gr1 SA Classic, he would be a winner of 7 races on the trot. Mike de Kock will have him at his peak on 2 July and with Muzi Yeni in the form of his life and looking to break the Durban July ice, few will be backing against him

 

Jockey: Muzi Yeni
Trainer: Mike de Kock
Owner: Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert)

 

Breeder: Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert)
Sire: Silvano (Ger)
Dam: My Sanctuary by Antonius Pius (USA)

 

Age: 3
Colour: Bay
Sex: Gelding

 

Merit Rating: 122

Weight: 54.5
Draw: 10

 

Career Record: 9 runs (6 wins, 2 places)
Stakes Won: R1 918 563

 

Runs at Hollywoodbets Greyville: 1 (1 win)
Runs at 2200m Distance: 0

 

Notable Runs:

1st in the 2022 Daily News 2000 (Gr 1) 2000m
2nd in the 2022 WSB SA Classic (Gr 1) 1800m
1st in the 2022 WSB Gauteng Guineas (Gr 2) 1600m
1st in the 2021 WSB Dingaans (Gr 2) 1600m

 

 

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