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Airway’s Law snuck into the Hollywoodbets Durban July with just over an hour left to the deadline time for acceptance.

His connections must have resigned themselves to running in the consolation race by then considering the last time a reserve got into the big race, Camphoratus in 2019, the scratching happened ten days before the big race.

Rich Strike got into this year’s Kentucky Derby minutes after his trainer had been told to vacate his stable on the Churchill Downs back stretch and minutes before the deadline time.

He famously went on to win the Derby.

Airways Law would become the first July winner to have both a July-winning sire (Legislate) and July-winning grandsire (Dynasty).

Furthermore, he is out of a mare by Jet Master, who sired two July winners (Pocket Power and Pomodoro).  

He has the pedigree and he has the looks.

He gives the impression he will relish the 2200m trip.

He is unexposed and nobody knows truly how good he is.

Could he provide a fairytale for trainer Andre Nel and owner Sabine Plattner?

His jockey Gareth Wright was ironically aboard Camphoratus too and having predicted before hand he would run past most of the field in  the straight he duly did so, to finish in the all important 6th position, beaten just three lengths by Do It Again. 

Picture: Airways Law with trainer Andre Nel’s Summerveld assistant Byron Forster (4Racing twitter).