THE final field for next week’s R500 000, Grade 2 Betting World 1900, the first of the traditional main pointers to the Vodacom Durban July, has trimmed from 27 entries to a competitive 15-horse contest with the promise of an exciting and close finish.

For 11 of the runners it could be their only chance to make the final big race field when they go to post for the 1 900m clash and particularly for the four runners that currently feature on the first July Log issued early this week.

Elusive Silva and It’s My Turn, both from the Justin Snaith stable along with the Geoff Woodruff-trained Master Switch are in the top 20 on the Log with another Snaith runner, Prince Of Wales, on the outside looking in for a run in the premier event.

Elusive Silva, winner of both the Winter Derby in the Cape and the Sledgehammer at Greyville is 16th on the Log with It’s My Turn, third in the Peninsula Handicap is in 18th place. Master Switch, third in the Sansui Summer Cup, fills 20th position.

Prince Of Wales, fourth in the Premier’s in the Cape and third in the Sledgehammer will be out to break into the top 20 but with some very talented opposition next Friday night – runners like Mr Winsome, Banner Hill, Serissa and Jubilee Line to name a few – the final scrap to the line could be hot and close.

Here is the final field:

Sc# Horse               Mass   MR       Draw   B  A  T  Jockey         Trainer

1  IT’S MY TURN        60.0  106 (106)   10      A     B Fayd’Herbe   Justin Snaith
2  MR WINSOME          58.0  102 (102)   12      A     M Winnaar      Dean Kannemeyer
3  MASTER SWITCH       58.0  101 (101)    9      A  T  A Marcus       Geoff Woodruff
4  PRINCE OF WALES     58.0  100 (100)    3      A     G Cheyne       Justin Snaith
5  TEN GUN SALUTE      58.0  100 (100)    8      A  T  M Yeni         Duncan Howells
6  BANNER HILL         56.0   99 ( 99)   15      A     R Fourie       Glen Kotzen
7  ELUSIVE SILVA       56.0   99 ( 99)    4      A     A Delpech      Justin Snaith
8  GO DIRECT           56.0   96 ( 96)   13      A     M V’Rensburg   Geoff Woodruff
9  SERISSA             56.0   96 ( 96)    6      A     K de Melo      Sean Tarry
10  ROCKETBALL          56.0   95 ( 95)    7      A  T  W Kennedy      Gavin van Zyl
11  MACDUFF             54.0   89 ( 89)    2      A     M Byleveld     Joey Ramsden
12  TILBURY FORT        54.0   88 ( 83)    1      A  T  S Khumalo      Sean Tarry
13  COPPER POT          54.0   87 ( 82)   14      A  T *L Hewitson     Sean Tarry
14  HYAKU               54.0   87 ( 87)    5   B  A  T  C Maujean      Sean Tarry
15  JUBILEE LINE        54.0   86 ( 86)   11      A  T  C Murray       Mike de Kock

Couplings: (1,4,7) (3,8) (9,12,13,14)

Photo: Elusive Silva. (Gold Circle).

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