Danie Toerien
1 minute read
2 Jul 2021
3:06 pm

Soma runner is getting stronger daily

Danie Toerien

Travelling to Greyville is by now a familiar journey for Got The Greenlight. He has raced there three times, recording two wins, and a second in last year’s July.

Picture: iStock/ quentinjlang

Many would expect Turffontein-based trainer Joe Soma to be a bundle of nerves ahead of saddling ruling favourite Got The Greenlight in tomorrow’s Vodacom Durban July, but that’s not the case at all. In fact, the charismatic trainer is loving every minute of it. “We’ve got the favourite for the July. We have to enjoy it,” he said. “We’ve been dreaming about this moment for a long, long time. His preparation has gone very, very well. Thank goodness. “With his last three starts, there’s always been rain or something that resulted in a stop-start preparation. This time round he’s had...