African Night Sky Heads Snaith Quintet in Durban July

Eighteen contenders and two alternates, five of them trained by Justin Snaith, are set for the July 7 Vodacom Durban July (G1) at Greyville—a race noted as much for its exuberant social scene and fashion statement as for the top-quality competition.

With many of the old guard gone from this year’s field, the race appears wide open with African Night SkyDo It Again, and Made To Conquer the relatively weak early market leaders. Three-year-olds Majestic Mambo and White River have support and Abashiri, the only holdover from the 2017 edition of the July, also is prominent.

Evocatively named African Night Sky leads the charge for Snaith, whose two previous victories in the July, with Dancer’s Daughter and Legislate, add to the family tally started by his father, Chris, who won with Flaming…

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