The Hollywood Syndicate has only the one runner on the Greyville Turf this Sunday 23rd September 2018. ALPHAMIKEFOXTROT makes the trip down from the Highveld for the Clinton Binda stable, with the aim to get out of the maidens. He runs in the third race over 1600m. Read our comments below.
Race 3 – 14:05
1600m – Maiden Plate
Alphamikefoxtrot had a nice run over 1450m last Saturday and Clint is going to travel him down to Greyville for this start over a mile, as he is “struggling to get a draw in JHB”.
Ironically, he has drawn 8-11 from arguably the worst 1600m in the country to be drawn wide.
Nonetheless, the field looks like a very weak maiden and Luke has retained the ride which is definitely ideal. He will have to ride him a little more patiently over this extra 150m and let him go as late as possible – he should enjoy Greyville.
Should he stay the trip I think he will be a big runner, however not many of the Var progeny have gone a mile or further (with the exception of Variety Club and a small handful of others) as they are mostly sprinters.
Incidentally, Red Mars (Justin Snaith) is the last Var to win over a mile on the 15th September. He looks relatively decent having won 4 from 13 starts.
Winning Form comment:
The Highveld raider ALPHAMIKEFOXTROT is a well-tried maiden who has shown some decent form though the mile will severely test him. The son of Var enjoys the turn and will again be aided by a claiming apprentice.