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Rockpool bids to qualify for the July in the Cup Trial on June 10 at Hollywoodbets Greyville and he has drawn in pole position (Picture: Wayne Marks)


The Justin Snaith yard made a last minute decision to send Rockpool to KZN for a last ditch attempt to qualify for the Hollywoodbets Durban July. 

The Gr 3 Cup Trial was the target race and he will probably need to win it off a 109 merit rating to force his way into the big race line up.

Last time out the big-striding Futura gelding caught the eye with a late charge in the Gr 3 WSB Legal Eagle Stakes over 1800m where he had to come from last on the tight Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Old Course.

The Hollywoodbets Greyville course is also tight, but from pole position Richard Fourie will have every chance to get him handy.

There are some other interesting three-year-old entries who will be out to qualify for the July, Union Square, Shoemaker, East Coast and Electric Gold.

Union Square and Electric Gold are also entered in another last gasp qualifier, the Jubilee Stakes at Turffontein, and the latter has drawn better there so might takes his chances in Johannesburg.

The Gr 2 Tibouchina Stakes has attracted a fair field including the luckless Feather Boa, who deserves a big race success after a number of near misses, as well as the smart Golden Hostess.

Event-3 R200 000 1800m (Turf)
CUP TRIAL (Grade 3)
4 Cape Eagle   Andre Nel 100
13 Captain Fontane   Garth Puller 109
14 Divine Odyssey   J A Janse van Vuuren 107
12 East Coast   Mike de Kock 111
20 Electric Gold   Tony Peter 103
7 Flying Bull   Glen Kotzen 103
16 Future Prince   Brett Crawford 96
3 Litigation   Sean Tarry 112
9 Lord William   Glen Kotzen 107
8 Platinum Sky   Dean Kannemeyer 99
18 Pyromaniac   Sean Tarry 106
6 Quasiforsure   Peter Muscutt 110
17 Queue Wing   Garth Puller 98
1 Rockpool   Justin Snaith 109
19 Senso Unico   Vaughan Marshall 110
10 Shoemaker   Mike de Kock 114
11 Silvano’s Timer   Dean Kannemeyer 108
2 Union Square   Mike de Kock 116
15 Whafeef   Stuart Pettigrew 107
5 Winchester Mansion   Brett Crawford 103
Event-2 R300 000 1400m (Turf)
9 Bon Vivant   J A Janse van Vuuren 112
11 Feather Boa   Stuart Pettigrew 114
14 Going Up   Candice Bass-Robinson 107
6 Golden Hostess   Candice Bass-Robinson 119
4 Hollywoodbound   Gareth van Zyl 99
3 Homely Girl   J A Janse van Vuuren 99
12 Humdinger   Mike de Kock 108
15 Let It Snow   Wendy Whitehead 90
10 Macara   Wendy Whitehead 97
2 Maharanee   J A Janse van Vuuren 112
13 Marigold Hotel   Sean Tarry 107
1 Miss Cool   Candice Dawson 102
5 Mrs Browning   Sean Tarry 97
7 Shantastic   Dean Kannemeyer 101
8 Tipsy Tarragon   Tony Peter 109