Hollywood Thunder is a filly by Pomodoro, out of the Lithuanian (AUS) mare Pacific Breeze. She was purchased at the 2018 November BSA Ready To Run Sale. She is trained by Cliffie Miller.

Name: Hollywood Thunder
Named By: Hollywoodbets Eastern Cape Regional Management
Sex: Filly
Foaled: 08/08/2016
Sire: Pomodoro
Mare: Pacific Breeze (Lithuanian AUS)
Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Trainer: Cliffie Miller
Purchased: 2018 BSA November Ready To Run Sale
Pedigree: See here
Career Record: 15-1-6
Status: Retired

UPDATES – Hollywood Thunder

November 17th, 2020
Hollywood Thunder was retired by the Hollywood Syndicate on 16 November 2020. She had 15 starts for 1 win and 6 places.

September 3rd, 2020
After a modest handicap debut, we have opted to move her back to KZN to join up with the Cliffie Miller stable where she will hopefully have more chance of finding the right opposition to feature against.

She has settled in well and should be accepted for a run in the next 2 weeks.

March 25th, 2020
After 5 second place finishes in  a row Hollywood Thunder finally goes one better to find the winners enclosure, albeit by the smallest of margins. Well done to MJ Byleveld for a perfectly judged ride, the Gavin Smith stable and breeders Klawervlei Stud.

January 27, 2020
It’s another 2nd place finish for this filly. She showed her usual speed in the early parts and just ran out of steam in the closing stages, despite staying on well for 2nd.

December 30, 2019
So close! Beaten on the line once again, she will hopefully get it right soon. Another good effort by Marco van Rensburg in the irons.

December 23, 2019
Another nice effort by this filly today. She is clearly relishing the reduced trip and the blinkers seem to be working well. She runs again this coming Monday 30 December 2019, over 1200m and she should be involved in the finish once again.

November 22, 2019
A much improved performance this time, over the reduced trip. Beaten by just 0.75 lengths, we seem to have found her optimum trip and she would’ve learned a lot from that run.

September 26th, 2019
She steps up in trip this Friday 27th September 2019, on the Fairview Poly, having been slightly outpaced over the shorter trip and her pedigree suggests that she will love the extra ground. See the final field here.

Race-4 (Poly) – R74 000
1600m – 14:15 
For Maiden Fillies and Mares
1 12 Elusive Green 60 56 A R Munger Sharon B Kotzen
2 13 Fashion Force 60 54 T A M Yeni Gavin Smith
3 10 Redamancy 60 53 A W Agrella Yvette Bremner
4 3 Blushing Bride 57 86 A W Kennedy Yvette Bremner
5 11 Effort 57 78 A L Mxothwa Sharon B Kotzen
6 9 Calandra 57 72 T A X Ndlovu Alan Greeff
7 8 World Squared 57 72 A K Steyn Montana Turner
8 1 Ample Glory 57 71 a G Cheyne Alan Greeff
9 4 Hollywood Thunder 57 62 BA C Maujean Gavin Smith
10 7 Tequila Maria 57 49 Ba D Bogaleboile Jacques Strydom
11 5 Inan 57 0 A *J Mphanya -2.5 Gavin Smith
12 2 Querencia 57 0 A T Gould Sharon B Kotzen
13 6 Tanto Amor 57 0 A C Storey Yvette Bremner
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,5,12) (2,9,11) (3,4,13) (6,8)

September 3rd, 2019
After a relatively disappointing follow up effort last time out, Hollywood Thunder returns for her 3rd official outing this Friday 6th September 2019. She lands a much-improved draw this time around, which will certainly count in her favour. See the final field below:

Race-2 (Poly) – R74 000
1300m – 13:05
For Maiden Fillies and Mares
1 3 Speechmaker 60 75 BA C Maujean Tara Laing
2 6 Caballe 60 68 A W Kennedy Gavin Smith
3 10 Fearless Fairy 60 68 A L Mxothwa Sharon B Kotzen
4 4 Sigma Alpha 60 68 A M Byleveld Vaughan Marshall
5 7 Russian Lady 60 45 BA *J Mphanya -2.5 Gavin Smith
6 8 Ample Glory 60 0 T a G Cheyne Alan Greeff
7 5 Evermore 60 0 A R Fourie Yvette Bremner
8 1 Go Annie 60 0 A K Zechner Sharon B Kotzen
9 2 Hollywood Thunder 60 0 A M Yeni Gavin Smith
10 9 Tanto Amor 60 0 A R Munger Yvette Bremner
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(2,5,9) (3,8) (7,10)

April 22nd, 2019
She has her debut today. Not completely tuned up for this and she may want a little further in time, but she is expected to give a good account of herself. See the final field below:

Race-2 (Poly) R74 000 1100m 13:00
1st R46250, 2nd R14800, 3rd R7400, 4th R3700, 5th R1850
For Maiden 2 year-old Fillies
1 5 Calandra 60 0 A T Gould Alan Greeff
2 10 Dominica 60 0 A M Yeni Gavin Smith
3 6 Fearless Fairy 60 0 A L Mxothwa Sharon B Kotzen
4 7 Hollywood Thunder 60 0 A S Khathi Gavin Smith
5 3 Lace 60 0 A K Minnie Alan Greeff
6 9 Mythical Girl 60 0 A G Cheyne Alan Greeff
7 4 Place Du Marche 60 0 A X Ndlovu Alan Greeff
8 2 Scarborough Fair 60 0 A R Munger Sharon B Kotzen
9 1 Velvet Brown 60 0 A *J Mphanya -2.5 Gavin Smith
10 8 Xtreme Air 60 0 A K Steyn Gavin Smith
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,5,6,7) (2,4,9,10) (3,8)

April 5, 2019
She has put on some nice condition and we are very happy with the way she is coming along. She has been nominated for her debut run on 22 April 2019 and if all goes to plan she should run a nice race. The picture below is of her at work this morning.

February 27, 2019
Hollywood Thunder is coming along nicely and has strengthened up well over the past 4 weeks. She is on the far side in this clip, doing some steady work with a companion.

January 15, 2019
Her coat has turned now and she has started to progress nicely. We estimate a debut around the end of the first quarter of 2019.

December 15, 2018
She is settling well into her new surroundings and Gavin will be stepping up her work shortly. Her coat hasn’t quite turned yet, but as soon as it does, she will start to really run the corner.