Upcoming Mid-Week Runners – Wednesday 14th August 2019 – Hollywoodbets Greyville Turf

After a quiet weekend we have two runners to look out for at Hollywoodbets Greyville, this Wednesday 14th August 2019. Listen To Lilly has a barrier trial to get her going and Simply Russian looks to follow up her maiden last time out, with a win on handicap debut. See more here.

Wednesday 14th August 2019
Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse 

Race 10 – 11:55 (Poly)
1000m – Barrier Trial 

4 – Listen To Lilly
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Jockey: Athandiwe Mgudlwa
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 5(5 runners)

A lovely dark bay filly by Bold Silvano, she has finally arrived at the point where she steps out for her barrier trial. After showing some very encouraging signs earlier this year, she all off a sudden when backwards and it was clear that she wasn’t coping with the stables expectations. As such, we made the decision to send her to the farm for a few months, to mature. That decision turned out to be the right one, as she has absolutely thrived since returning to full training. This run will be used to get her going and give us a better idea of when she will be ready for her debut.

Race 6 – 15:35 (Turf)
1600m – MR 76 Handicap (F&M) 

7 – Simply Russian
Trainer: Garth Puller
Jockey: Keagan De Melo
Wgt: 57.0kg
Draw: 7(9 runners)
Predicted Betting: 4/1

A smart winner last time out, she clearly enjoyed the step up in trip and she should relish the extra half-furlong today. By last seasons champion freshman sire Captain Of All, she is bred for the mile and now makes her handicap debut. She is the only three-year-old in this race, but from gate 7 we expect her to settle around mid-division and quicken in the closing stages. We have always believed that she is better than just a mid-division handicapper and as such, she comes into this event with an expectation of following up with another win.

Winning Form Comment: Ran on strongly to win maiden, is lightly raced. May have more to come and trainers only runner.

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