The Hollywood Syndicate has three runners today at the Vaal. In the 6th race, Whiteleaf Hills bids to go one better and find the winners box. Lauren of Rochelle is on the up and touted for more improvement in the 7th race, where he is joined by Seventh Son who gets the services of Pierre Strydom. Read more below.
Thursday 8th November 2018
Vaal Turf Course
Race 6 – 14:50
2200m – MR66 Handicap
He ran both of his last starts in Durban two days apart and showed a lot of guts in the latter, where he was just touched off in the dying stages of the race. He comes into this outing a fresh, fit horse and he will should make a decent account of himself here. He will once again be allowed to race handy where he prefers it and we give him an outside place chance.
Winningform Comment: Form return last time, faces strong field but low mass.
Race 7 – 15:25
1100m – MR66 Handicap
He is slowly improving and is well in himself at this stage of the season. He has been fitted with the blinkers this time around and that should sharpen him up a bit. He must be included in wider perms, but it does look to be a very competitive race so we give him an outside chance at long odds.
Winningform Comment: Blinkers ON. Moderate form but headgear will help.
Due to the scratchings, he comes into this race as a reserve runner and gets the services of Pierre Strydom. He has put up a couple of brave performances of late, where he has run above his rating and it is for this reason that we feel he has a decent place chance at a good odds.
Winningform Comment: Improved comeback form, chance if he gets a run.