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Amiri Baraka once said: “Art is a weapon in the struggle of ideas, the class struggle.”
On January 9, with the passing of the prolific poet, playwright, essayist, and critic Amiri Baraka, one of the literary giants of the 20th century was called home.
As we offer condolences to his wife, children and family, we remember the 79-year-old Baraka not only for his bold, inventive and iconoclastic literary voice, but also as a courageous social justice activist. His ideas and work had a powerful impact on both the Black Arts and Civil Rights movements beginning in the 1960s.
Baraka was best known for his eclectic writings on race and class. He extended many of the themes and ideals of the 1960s Black Power movement into the realm of art, which he saw as a potent weapon of change; and like many good revolutionary artists, he sometimes went out of his way to offend the status quo.
He has been variously described as a beatnik, a Black nationalist and a Marxist. But he was first and foremost a writer and social commentator of uncommon skill and insight.
His 1963 masterpiece, “Blues People,” which explored the historical roots and sociological significance of the blues and jazz, has become a classic that is still taught in college classrooms today.
Almost every Black and progressive writer and thinker of the 20th century shared a kinship, friendship or feud with Baraka. But, undergirding everything he wrote and stood for was his desire to lift up the downtrodden and disenfranchised, especially in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey.
As a testament to his broad influence, more than 3,000 people attended his funeral last Saturday at Newark Symphony Hall. The actor Danny Glover officiated and noted Baraka’s influence on his career. Cornel West called Baraka “a literary genius.” Sonia Sanchez read a poem for him written by Maya Angelou. Speaking at the wake the night before, Jesse Jackson honored Baraka as “a creative activist and change agent who never stopped fighting or working for the formula to create social justice.”
Born Everett LeRoi Jones, the writer changed his name to Amiri Baraka in 1968 to reflect his embrace of Islam and the philosophy of Malcolm X. He attended Rutgers, Howard and Columbia, served in the Air Force and began his literary career in the 1950s in the Beat poet scene of New York’s Greenwich Village. His one-act play, “Dutchman,” won the Obie Award as the best off-Broadway production of 1964.
In 1965, he co-founded the Black Arts Movement in Harlem, infusing the Black Power movement with powerful artistic voices. His numerous awards and honors include his selection as the Poet Laureate of New Jersey in 2002 and his 1995 induction into the exclusive American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Controversy was a mainstay of Amiri Baraka’s career. Ishmael Reed, another provocative poet and contemporary of Baraka recently noted, “Amiri Baraka was controversial because his was a perspective that was considered out of fashion during this post race ghost dance, the attitude that says that because we have a black president, racism is no longer an issue, when the acrimonious near psychotic reaction to [Barack Obama’s] election only shows the depth of it.”
Amiri Baraka always challenged us to face such uncomfortable truths – and we are better because of it.
Marc H. Morial is President and CEO National Urban League
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The video is appalling in its brazenness: a woman in the Canadian city of Mississauga demanding, loudly and repeatedly, that her son receive medical treatment only from a white pediatrician.
“Can I see a doctor, please, that’s white?” she says in the now-viral video. “That doesn’t have brown teeth, that speaks English?”
Many viewers were shocked and outraged by the video, but for doctors and nurses all over North America, these bigoted demands are familiar and getting more frequent. Many can recount instances in which patients have used derogatory language and slurs or, as in this case, refused medical care outright based on a physician’s racial or ethnic background.
Dr. Lachelle Dawn Weeks is a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who, as chair of the hospital’s social justice committee, is well acquainted with this problem.
“I thought it was incredibly sad to see this degree of overt racism play out on video,” she says. “However, this overt display of bias and racism is, in my view, an extension of unchecked subtle racism that minorities experience daily in health care.”
The problem is widespread. A 2011 survey conducted by researchers at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta found that 25 percent of family medicine trainees reported having been harassed or discriminated against based on their ethnicity or culture. Women, religious minorities and LGBT individuals have reported similar mistreatment by patients.
Almost as disturbing as the incidents themselves, however, is the lack of any consistent response from hospitals and medical associations on how to confront these issues. There are few guidelines for physicians — and virtually no official policies — on what constitutes a just response to blatant bigotry from patients and their families. The responsibility for navigating these fraught interactions tends to fall to individual physicians, often the same people receiving the brunt of the abuse.
At issue is a balance of rights: for patients, the right to medical care from a provider of their choice, and for physicians, the right to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment.
Barring policy protecting both, the current medical system often defaults to catering to patients’ biases. Health care providers are often pressured or told overtly to capitulate to bigoted demands. Physicians are also trained to work through subtle discrimination, Weeks notes, like name-calling or constant questioning of credentials and skills. The notion that patients are customers whose whims and preferences must be respected helps fuel the willingness to indulge prejudice.
In a particularly egregious episode in 2013, a hospital in Flint, Mich., posted a notice on a newborn baby’s assignment clipboard reading: “No African-American nurse to take care of baby.” The note was allegedly posted at the request of the baby’s father, for whom the hospital also arranged the staff work schedule to avoid care by black nurses. A neonatal nurse later sued the hospital for discrimination.
“People who behave this way feel they can say and act out their bias without consequence,” says Weeks. “And perhaps this is in part secondary to the lack of concrete non-discrimination policies that hospitals have about patient and family behavior towards health care workers and staff.”
This realization is leading to a sea change within health care. For the first time, policymakers around the country are attempting to develop guidelines detailing not only how to protect patients from possible biases from physicians — an area that has received substantial attention within medical training — but also how to protect physicians from abusive patients.
These efforts usually begin with a crucial caveat: that emergency and lifesaving treatments must always be provided without delay regardless of patient or provider race, creed or religion.
In clear cases of bigotry, however, like the one depicted in the video, many argue that requests to change physicians should no longer be accommodated. Hospitals may go further, reserving the right to refuse care to patients if they persist in bigoted demands and, if necessary, transferring care to an alternative hospital or clinic. These changes, if successfully implemented, would be a significant step in the right direction.
There are clinically and ethically appropriate reasons why a patient might request a different physician from the one assigned to him or her. Many consider it acceptable for a woman to request a female gynecologist, or for patients who speak a particular language to ask for physicians who also speak the language. Veterans sometimes want to discuss their post-traumatic stress disorder with someone who is also a veteran. As in many ethical issues, there is a significant gray area surrounding physician preference that should be addressed on a case-by-case basis. This doesn’t, however, obviate the need for clear guidelines when dealing with clear abuses.
In coming decades, the physician population in the United States is expected to become increasingly racially and ethnically diverse, as well as predominantly female. As rates of hate crimes and bigotry increase, this likely also means an increased incidence of bias and discrimination on the part of patients. It is not enough for hospitals to pay lip service to tolerant work environments. We need clear policies to show that bigotry will not be accepted when it impugns professionalism or patient safety.
Brit Trogen is a medical student and Rudin fellow in medical ethics at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Arthur Caplan is head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU’s medical school.
The demographics of Southern Nevada are growing increasingly young, diverse and wealthy.
“People follow the businesses, and the businesses follow the people,” said John Lettieri, co-founder and policy director at the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
Mia Gantt followed the the business. Gantt, a 26-year old African-American woman, moved to Las Vegas from Cleveland last August looking for job opportunities with better pay and to get away from the snow.
And Eric Rodriguez, 31, followed both. Rodriguez, a Latino, came to Las Vegas from Long Beach, California, in Feburary 2015 seeking a less competitive job market. Rodriguez joined World Financial Group in December of that year as a financial consultant and began his own insurance brokerage under the World Financial Group umbrella. So far Rodriguez has one employee with a goal of building a brokerage “as big as I possibly can.”
It’s a virtuous cycle that all states want, but only two states really have, Lettieri said: Nevada, followed by Utah.
The Innovation Group recently ranked the “dynamism” of each state, a metric showing how well-poised economies are to confront challenges and adapt to change. Nevada leads the country, showing a high rate of new business creation, a steady influx of human capital and a flexible labor market.
Immigrants mean business
“There are a couple of characteristics that make Nevada do really well,” said Steve Glickman, co-founder and executive director of the Innovation Group.
One is that Nevada has a hefty foreign-born immigrant population of 19.4 percent, ranking fifth among all states and Washington, D.C., and outscoring the nation by 6.1 percentage points.
“Immigration is highly correlated with entrepreneurship,” Glickman said, adding that foreign-born immigrants are about twice as likely to start a new company than native-born Americans.
These statistics bode well for Las Vegas’ workforce, said Jonas Peterson, CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, a private organization that works directly with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as the clearinghouse for economic development in Southern Nevada.
Las Vegas has one of the most diverse workforce pools in the country, Peterson said.
While minorities constitute 37.7 percent of the total U.S. population nationwide, the combined minority population in Las Vegas is 54.2 percent, according to alliance data.
“This may be our single greatest workforce strength,” Peterson said of these figures in March. “Our workforce can speak the language of global companies that need customers on a 24/7 basis.”
The other characteristic that makes Nevada stand out is its rate of new businesses.
“Nevada increased its number of local businesses by 79 percent over the course of the study (1992 to 2014),” Lettieri said. “That’s just an astronomically high growth rate.”
And those businesses have become more diverse as the economy continues to branch out from gaming and tourism.
“The diversification of the types of companies in Las Vegas has created a larger workforce pool,” said Jason Bruckman, vice president of workforce recruitment in Las Vegas for national staffing company Eastridge Workforce Solutions. He has seen this data play out in the past five years, recuriting more engineers and information technology professionals into the market.
“I’ve seen the demographic trend skew to a younger workforce, and I think that will continue as we continue to further diversify.”
Lettieri described Las Vegas as a place where it’s easier to move from job to job, where it’s easier to start up companies, where there is “new and exciting things happening, and new development happening,” making Nevada successful in attracting younger and more mobile workers and their families.
Jobs, jobs — and quality of life
Jeremy Aguero, a principal at Las Vegas-based Applied Analysis, said job opportunities is the “primary motivation” for somebody relocating, and “we’re creating a large number of jobs. More so than any other place in the United States, and the outlook is for more of those jobs to be brought online.”
Quality of life is also a big draw for employee transplants.
Survey data from the alliance shows incoming workers in 2016 ranked the quality of life in Southern Nevada higher than in Southern California, Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.
“A significant number of people will seek out where cost of living is lower,” Aguero said, citing utilities, housing costs and taxes. “That’s true of anyone that’s migrating.”
Nevada has a good “quality of life story,” Lettieri said, citing features such as access to the outdoors, natural resources, national parks and urban centers where young people want to live and work in.
“These are all factors that play into being able to attract the kind of demographics that boost the state’s dynamism,” Lettieri said.
Nevada remained the most dynamic state over the course of the study, including during the recession despite being one of its largest victims.
“It goes to show this momentum really carries forward and how much these basic ingredients can overcome other short term challenges, like a recession,” Lettieri said.
Only time will tell if Southern Nevada’s new out-of-state hires decide to stay here long term, which has a strong relationship with the quality of private and public amenities.
Gantt said she will probably stay in Las Vegas “for a couple of years” and then plans to move again, mostly to satiate her desire to move every few years stemming from growing up in a military family. However, Gantt said she she wouldn’t necessarily want to settle down in Las Vegas partly because of the quality of Nevada’s education and health care systems.
Rodriguez said he plans to stay in Las Vegas for at least the next 10 years but isn’t sure how the quality of Nevada’s education system and health care system will affect his decision if and when he has children.
Gantt and Rodriguez are not unique, but overall Nevada is retaining more and more of its residents.
The number of Nevada-born residents is up over 55 percent since 2005, according to data from the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, and Peterson said the number will only increase as the education and health care systems improve.
The 2017 Kids Count Data Book recently ranked Nevada 49th in the nation when it comes to education. Officials with the state Department of Education say measures passed in the 2017 legislative session will help propel the state higher on the list in the future.
Peterson said that while Nevada’s education system isn’t where it should be, high school graduation rates increased 11.4 percentage points in the past 10 years, from 63.5 percent in 2006 to 74.9 percent in 2016.
Also, 23 of Nevada’s Magnet Schools were awarded the highest national merit awards in 2016 by Magnet Schools of America.
Meanwhile, UNLV is gearing up for its first class of medical students.
Contact Nicole Raz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-380-4512. Follow @JournalistNikki on Twitter.
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On July 19th over 250 community members, cultural arbiters and friends, gathered for a special reception in honor of harlem isâ€¦ Art: A Reflection of Community which explores the rich legacy of art in Harlem through revolving exhibitions by artists from Harlem and beyond. The exhibition and special reception are the result of a unique collaboration between Community Works and the Harlem Arts Alliance in association with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Columbia University. The first annual exhibit features the work of 13 visual artists across disciplines and is currently on display at the prestigious LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Dodge Hall, at Columbia University â€“ located at 116th Street and Broadway â€“ through August 10th.
harlem isâ€¦ Art celebrates the continuing visual traditions of Harlem from the Renaissance to the Weusi artists of the Black Arts Movement of the mid-60â€™s thru mid-70â€™s to the contemporary arts movement of today. The exhibit showcases the remarkable talents of emerging and established artists of the community in an eclectic range of styles from traditional to cutting edge through collage, sculpture, mixed media, mosaic, oil and charcoal. Co-curated by Ademola Olugebefola, participating artists include: Inge Hardison, Aleathia Brown, Rodriguez Calero, Marcos Dimas, Mark Gagnon, Susan Grossman, M. Scott Johnson, Nina Olson, Ademola Olugebefola, Lynn Ruffins Cave, Reuben Sinha, Todd Stone and Grace Williams.
Barbara Horowitz, President and Founder of Community Works, said, â€œWhat an amazing eclectic mix of art works we are surrounded by, reflecting the diverse communities of Central Harlem, East Harlem, Washington Heights and beyond, with works by Harlem icons and young artists carrying on the tradition of art as a reflection of community. harlem isâ€¦ Art is very special to Community Works because it is our first fine art exhibition, but it is not our last. We envision, in the coming months, a series of rotating exhibits at multiple locations.â€?
Beyond the diversity of the work and the array of talent, one is struck by the presence of both Master artists such as 91-year old sculptor Inge Hardison and seasoned collagist Grace Williams. Emerging voices such as sculptor M. Scott Johnson, who apprenticed with one of Zimbabweâ€™s foremost sculptors for three years, lend a fresh presence to the collection. The paintings are no less distinguished: From Rodriguez Calero’s haunting portraits of Black men in her pieces Urban Apocalypse and Apartheid to the humanity in Susan Grossman’s large-scale piece, Running Upriver. Alethia Brownâ€™s Jubalee is quite simply joy-in-motion.
Marcos Dimas, Artistic Director of the East Harlem based Taller Boricua/Puerto Rican Workshop Inc. and one of its original founders, paints in the tradition of world-renowned Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam, drawing upon Africa, the Americas and Europe in his work. The influence of his artistic predecessor is apparent in the evocative Figuras de Boma.
The exhibition, like Harlem, has an infinitely global feel. Jamaican-born, Harlem-bred artist, Grace Williams says it best: â€œA new history is being written in Harlem. Both Harlem and the Global community are transforming at a rapid pace. Art, as always, will be at the vanguard in documenting these changing communities…â€?
â€œIt is the role of the Harlem Arts Alliance to provide a place for its members to be showcased. This exhibition provides great exposure for all participating artists,â€? added Voza Rivers, Chair, of the Harlem Arts Alliance. Fittingly enough, the second exhibition in the rotating series is harlem isâ€¦ Art: A Celebration of Weusi Artists saluting the 42nd Anniversary of the Weusi and featuring a collection of art from its leading artists. The exhibition will open at the Hamilton Landmark Galleries on August 16th for a one-month stay. The Weusi were a group of local artists who formed the first African-American collective to devote itself exclusively to studying African art. In 1967, members of group opened the Nyumba Ya Sanaa Gallery in Harlem as an alternative to mainstream exhibition spaces for black art. Their work served as both a bridge and a light for African-American artists seeking to explore the relationship between Africa and America through their creative work.
harlem isâ€¦ Art is an important new component of harlem isâ€¦, Community Worksâ€™ landmark public art exhibition that celebrates the rich history, culture and individuals of this world-renowned community. harlem isâ€¦ was created through the lens of 200 Harlem public school students who researched and documented local Harlem heroes and neighborhoods. Launched in February 2003, this celebrated multi-layered exhibition has traveled throughout Upper Manhattan. In December 2004, harlem isâ€¦ embarked on a partnership with Harlem Arts Alliance and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council to present the harlem isâ€¦exhibition at major cultural, historical and faith-based institutions in Downtown Manhattan. To date, harlem isâ€¦ has reached over 200,000 students and community members.
To learn more about the harlem isâ€¦ Art exhibit on display through August 10th or any of Community Worksâ€™ other programs, special events and/or exhibitions; please call: (212) 459 â€“ 1854 or visit the website: www.communityworksnyc.org. For more reports remember to click on â€œsubscribeâ€? on our home page or call (212) 481-7745 to get the newsstand edition of The Black Star News, the worldâ€™s favorite Pan-African news weekly.
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If the recent history of the great race is anything to go by Saturday’s Vodacom Durban July will be won by an outsider and the favourite will finish nowhere.
Anton Marcus, picture Liesl King
The average starting price of the winner in the last five years is 18-1 and during that time no favourite has even finished in the frame. But the statistics suggest it will be a straight fight between the three-year-olds and the four-year-olds – they have split the last ten runnings 50:50 with only dead-heater Pocket Power succeeding among the older horses.
Edict Of Nantes (11-2 with Betting World yesterday morning) lost his position at the head of the market during the week but, to this writer at least, he has looked the most likely winner since the Daily News when he beat Al Sahem half a length despite going wide at the turn. Don’t worry about his 13 draw. Anton Marcus is almost guaranteed to have him away smartly and slotted in a good position. The one negative is his rider’s assessment that he might be better over a more galloping course.
Al Sahem (9-2) is a significant half kilo better but his one draw is a potential nightmare that risks seeing him shuffled back and no July winner has started from such a low slot in at least the last 15 years. Also, as an SA Derby winner, he may not be suited by the muddling pace at which this race is so often run. That said, Sean Tarry is having the season of his life but so too is Brett Crawford.
The selection committee came in for criticism for including Black Arthur but the money has poured on Grant van Niekerk’s mount in the last few days. Seventh 12 months ago, his third in the Cup Trial is better than it looks on paper as he was hampered in the straight. But 5-1 looks much too short.
Marinaresco, picture Nkosi Hlophe
Fellow Justin Snaith runner It’s My Turn makes more appeal at 17-2 despite his bad draw. Rider Piere Strydom is bidding for a record fifth July win as is Marcus and Anthony Depelch whose chance on 16-1 shot Nightingale looks more of a place one than a winning one.
Ten Gun Salute (17-2) could get into the shake-up but the record of top weights suggests that 60kg is too great a cross to bear for last year’s runner-up Marinaresco (16-1). However Safe Harbour at 25-1 surely has strong claims. She has gone close in a string of Grade 1s and was running on well at the end of the Woolavington. She looks the pick of the outsiders.
History suggests that last year’s winner The Conglomerate is unlikely to repeat the performance but Joey Ramsden is more than happy with him and the 17-2 shot has come in for significant support in the last three days. Dean Kannemeyer, bidding for a fourth July win, relies on Mr Winsome but 18-1 is not overstating the horse’s chance.
Just Sensual may beat Bela-Bela (favourite in last year’s July) in the Jonsson Workwear Garden Province and Al Mariachi looks another for Crawford in the KZN Yearling Sale Million.
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Preview and form for Gold Circle’s Vodacom Durban July meeting at Greyville on Saturday. Selections by Andrew Harrison.
Preview: Wide open. POOL PARTY has some consistent Highveld form and has gone close in some good company. She was a beaten favourite last start but can do better on the poly. SILVER CLASS came good on the poly last time out and has the benefit of a good draw. LEISURE TRIP is coming t hand again. She has shown some smart form in the Cape. ABOUND WEST has won both starts on the poly and with a claiming apprentice up from a good draw she rates a strong chance. Stable companion COSMIC BURST finished ahead of Abound West last start and must have a chance on that showing. (Andrew Harrison: 2-4-8-6).
Preview: Wide open. HEAD HONCHO has shown up well in two local starts and makes his poly debut. He has a good draw and Marcus up so should be thereabouts. SCARRABEAST has been up against stronger at his last two. He goes well this course and distance. ARAMOUSE is no stranger to Greyville. His last win came on the Kimberley sand and that could hold him in good stead here. ARCHILLES is better than his last effort. He has gone close in useful company and another in with a winning chance in a very open affair. (Andrew Harrison: 2-4-6-8).
Preview: CROWD PLEASER was caught on the line by Vodacom Durban July runner Elusive Silva last time out and prior to that beat July favourite Edict Of Nantes. He only got a one-pound penalty for his last win and looks the part here. ZODIAC RULER continues to flatter to deceive but his time will come and it could be here. He is smart on his day. TROPHY WIFE has been struggling for her next win but has smart form in top company. She does have a fair weight. MY WORD may prefer it a touch further but is in good form and has a light weight. (Andrew Harrison: 7-4-2-8).
Preview: Wide open. BANNER HILL is back over what looks to be his best trip after missing out on a lace in the July. He goes well on this course and rates a strong chance. SON ON AFRICA ran a tremendous race in the T&B Derby when only going down late. He is in good form and should see out the trip. HERMOSO MUNDO was a very easy winner of the Gold Bow. He obviously enjoyed the extra and can go in again off this weight. ROCKETBALL showed signs of a return to form last time out after a spell in the wilderness. He goes this trip for the first time but has a handy weight. (Andrew Harrison: 3-6-7-8).
Preview: Difficult. LET IT FLOW was a narrow maiden winner last start but had gone close in two previous outings. She can do better this trip. DESERT RHYTHM has good form in a tongue-tie and has won over the distance which helps. She does have a wide draw but looks capable. GREEN TOP won well on debut and looks to have more to come. Draw a concern but rates a strong chance. NEPTUNE’S RAIN has a coffin draw but has smart form over shorter. If she stays the trip she will be a big runner. (Andrew Harrison: 5-2-4-9).
Preview: HAKEEM was a very easy maiden winner over the distance last time out and made smart improvement on a good debut effort. He has a fair draw here and is a strong contender. ANCESTRY is a smart looker and won as he liked last time out. He has done well on this course and is on the up. VARALLO has the best of the draw in pole position. He has smart sprint form to his credit and the extra will suit. TROJAN HARBOUR was an upset winner last run but enjoyed the extra after his maiden sprint win. He does have a difficult draw to overcome, one that has been the downfall of many a top horse. (6-1-11-10).
Race 7 Gr1 Vodacom Durban July
9 TEN GUN SALUTE 11 BLACK ARTHUR 18 SAFE HARBOUR 12 EDICT OF NANTES
Marinaresco – small horse with a big weight. Faces a tough task
French Navy – struggling to find best form but capable on his day.
Master Sabina – twice a Summer Cup winner. Capable on his day.
Brazuca – in a tough one at these weights.
Krambambuli – good form over further. Could find this too short.
The Conglomerate – last year’s winner. Has been campaigned carefully and can win again.
Saratoga Dancer – close-up fifth last year and better in at the weights this time around.
It’s My Turn – Derby winner and to hand at the right time. Good warm-up in 1900.
Ten Gun Salute – smart winner of 1900. Big chance on that showing.
Nightingale – smart warm-up in Tibouchina but will be tested here.
Black Arthur – improving and will be at his peak. Looks well weighted.
Edict Of Nantes – stable in hot form. Won Daily News and Cape Derby. Be right there.
Al Sahem – SA Derby winner. Form hard to fault. Top runner.
Mr Winsome – game Derby win and consistent but in a tough one.
Elusive Silva – in good form. Should be thereabouts.
Pagoda – looks held at these weights but stays the trip well.
Tilbury Fort – stayed on well in 1900. Better this trip.
Safe Harbour – always game. Light weight and can feature.
Horizon – not well weighted and does look held by other three-year-olds.
Nebula – disappointing last run. Can surprise if he runs.
Preview: The weights for this year’s race go pretty much according to the handicapping structure that automatically makes this more difficult as in theory all have an equal chance. EDICT OF NANTES comes from a red-hot stable and has had the perfect build-up and along with AL SAHEM appear to be the main three-year-old protagonists. However, a sneaker could be the filly SAFE HARBOUR. She has had a busy season but never runs a bad race and has bottom weight. The older horses are well in this year so one needs to look at their individual preparations. BLACK ARTHUR and IT’S MY TURN have both been shrewdly placed to get in with the best possible weight and both have top riders. TEN GUN SALUTE is over all his problems and his smashing win in the Betting World 1900 shows that he is in the form of his life. Last year’s winner, THE CONGLOMERATE, is also relatively well in and cannot be written off. Pressed into a corner, Ten Gun Salute is taken to beat home Back Arthur from Safe Harbour, Edict Of Nantes and Al Sahem. (Andrew Harrison: 9-11-18-12)
Preview: HORSE GUARDS has his third run after a break and has shown signs of coming to hand at his last two. He has a light weight and a plum draw. ANGEL’S POWER has some smart Highveld form and was a close-up second to the smart and consistent Romi’s Boy last time out. He has done well on the poly. At the other end of the scale, ATTENBOROUGH makes his poly debut under a big weight but tries blinkers for the first time. At best he will go close. VARBRATION has had his fair share of problems but appears to be regaining his best form. Light weight and good draw are in his favour. (Andrew Harrison: 11-5-1-12)
Preview: THE DAZZLER came from nowhere to beat a useful field of winners when winning at long odds on debut. A repeat showing will see him close again. AL MARIACHI comes from an in-form stable and was close-up to the highly rated Sand And Sea last time out. He does have a tricky draw but looks good enough to overcome. SNIPER SHOT is much better than his last effort and he will prefer the extra from a good draw. WELL CONNECTED was an impressive winner on debut against winners but he does have a tricky draw to contend with at only his second outing. (Andrew Harrison: 8-1-7-9).
Preview: JUST SENSUAL is a top filly and could prove too strong even for a high-class bunch of older contenders. She has a top draw and has prepped well for this race. BELA-BELA is arguably over her best trip and ran an excellent race behind Captain America in the Gold Challenge. She will be a big runner. CHEVAUCHEE has shown up well over two shorter races since arriving in KZN and looks primed for this one from a plum draw. GIMME SIX won the Daisy Fillies Guineas over course and distance and has the best of the draw which puts her in with a strong chance. (Andrew Harrison: 10-1-6-11).
Preview: DOOSRA is showing signs of returning to his best form over what looks to be his best trip. The poly could suit. LLOYD’S LEGACY was just in need of his last start and does show some promise. He has a handy weight and looks to have a strong chance. MY PAL AL loves the poly and can do much better than his last two. BISHOP’S BOUNTY has a fair weight from a wide draw but was a beaten favourite at his last two and can make amends. (Andrew Harrison: 2-9-3-1).
Preview: SECRET CAPTAIN and CARBON OFFSET have shown smart three-year-old form and with their light weights look to have a strong chance in this field. NEBULA is back over his best distance. He does have a tricky draw to contend with but should go well. BARITONE is starting to find his best form. He has a big weight but will go close on his best effort. (Andrew Harrison: 13-14-5-1)
Form for Gold Circle’s Vodacom Durban July meeting at Greyville on Saturday.
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