TRAINERS are impressed with the condition of the track at Greyville, leading up to the Vodacom Durban July, writes DAVID THISELTON.

Track manager Kurt Grunewald explained that during lockdown he and assistant track manager Kevin Searle and their team had continued to maintain the track at Greyville and were particularly meticulous about going into winter on the back of a strong conditioning and fertilizing program.

He explained that in summer regrowth is rapid so the track can recover quickly from a pounding.

However, he added due to one of the first proper winters KZN had experienced in a while regrowth at present was virtually down to zero.

Going in with a strong foundation has thus proved vital and the results were there to be seen yesterday.

The recent gaps in the racing program have also helped.

Durban is also known for its relatively warm winter climate so the grass stays green unlike other parts of the province where it has quickly turned brown.

There are only three more turf races before July day, the KZN Breeders Million Mile, the postponed Track & Ball Oaks and a Maiden event, all to be run this Sunday, so fans can look forward to good and fair racing on the big day.

Pic: Greyville track manager Kurt Grunewald (Picturee: Refilwe Modise)