CATCH ME HOLLY is a gelding by Pomodoro, out of the Rakeen mare Strait To Bed. Bred by Beaumont Stud, he was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2019 BSA National Yearling Sale.

Name: Catch Me Holly
Named By: Hollywoodbets Three Rivers Branch
Sex: Bay Gelding
Foaled: 20/10/2017
Sire: Pomodoro
Mare: Strait To Bed
Damsire: Rakeen
Breeder: Beaumont Stud
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Purchased: 2019 BSA National Yearling Sale
Pedigree: View here
Record: 6-0-0
Status: Retired

Updates – Catch Me Holly

March 20th, 2021
He was retired by the Hollywood Syndicate on the 20th March 2021. He was unplaced in six starts.

February 14th, 2021
He showed signs of improvement today, despite switching to the inside over the last 400m where the going was questionable. See the replay here.

December 17th, 2020
Catch Me Holly runs today, in race 3 at the Vaal. After a modest start so far, we’ll be hoping for big improvement. Details here.

18 – Catch Me Holly
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Joshwin Solomons (-2.5kg)
Wgt: 59.0kg
Draw: * (18 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 50/1

Now that he does get a chance, we’ll need to see big improvement. A horse that hasn’t made much of an effort so far, he will be drawn towards the outside of the course and the apprentice will be looking to bounce him out and let him use his action down the straight.

Winning Form Comment: Blinkers OFF. Best MR:62. Not much promise shown. Needs to improve.


August 26th, 2020
Having put on a decent display in a few of his recent grass gallops, he is now ready for his debut this Sunday 30 August 2020. See the final field below:

Race-1 (Turf) – R60 000
1200m – 12:33 
INTERBET.CO.ZA – 0861 150 160 MAIDEN PLATE (C & G)
For Maiden Colts and Geldings
1 3 Quest For Good 60 64 BA D Schwarz Gary Alexander
2 11 Forbe’s Quarry 60 57 A *J R Syster -2.5 Stephanus Botha
3 8 Grey Power 60 52 T A J Greyling Tony Nassif
4 9 City Deep 60 51 BA *C F Dicken -2.5 Stephanus Botha
5 2 Visiway 58 86 BA L Hewitson M G Azzie/A A Azzie
6 1 Catch Me Holly 58 0 C Bantam Clinton Binda
7 4 Cold Fusion 58 0 A C Maujean J A Janse van Vuuren
8 7 Dawn Of A New Era 58 0 A D De Gouveia Erico Verdonese
9 10 Desert Boy 58 0 A R Simons Mike de Kock
10 12 Flaming Fire 58 0 A B Nyawo Ashley Fortune
11 6 Pino Silvestre 58 0 A M Yeni Weiho Marwing
12 5 Purple Warrior 58 0 C Habib Clinton Binda