OH Susanna and Legislate will not be racing in the 2018 Vodacom Durban July. A post placed on Snaith Racing’s Facebook page on Sunday evening confirmed that trainer Justin Snaith as other races mapped for the pair.
“Legislate will run in the Gr 2 Post Merchants on June 15 at Greyville with Bernard Fayd’herbe up. After a two-year absence, he is not yet fit enough to go the Durban July trip.
“Oh Susanna has already won three Gr 1 races this season and has earned a well-deserved rest before she has another crack at the Gr 1 Cartier Paddock Stakes and Gr 1 Sun Met next year. Had the July been a pure Weight-for-Age event then she may have taken part.
“As a three-year old filly she has to give weight all round to hard-knocking older males (despite being capped at 56 kilos and receiving a 6 point buffer) which is a near impossible task.
“Made To Conquer, who won the GR.3 Lonsdale impressively on Saturday, to make it six wins from his last seven starts, will be supplemented into the Vodacom July on Monday morning. He gets better with every effort and must have a huge shout with 54kg’s on his back. On July day he will be attempting to make it seven wins from eight starts!”
Photo: Oh Susanna wins the Gr1 Woolavington Stakes. (Candiese Marnewick).