The Hollywood Syndicate had 12 winners in February 2022. Learn more about the winners below, and the latest news to happen during the month.
February Winners: 12
28/02 – PURPLE NKANYEZI, TIME TO ROLL
20/02 – IMILENZEYOKUDUDUMA, SHAMPOMPO SHAMPIZI
16/02 – PURPLE OPERATOR
14/02 – MIGHTY MASHONA, PURPLE POWAHOUSE, KUUMA
13/02 – TIME TO ROLL
08/02 – CHIMICHURI RUN
07/02 – SYX HOTFIX, PROTEA PRIDE
February 28th, 2022
279 – TIME TO ROLL gives the Syndicate a double at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. She showed incredible guts to win four races in a row. It is the first time that the Syndicate has had a horse who has won four on the trot. Thank you to Gareth van Zyl for bringing her to the course in perfect condition and it was a great ride by Muzi Yeni.
278 – PURPLE NKANYEZI wins Race 3 at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1400m on the Polytrack. She had her own way in front and kept finding under a strong ride by Winning Form-sponsored Serino Moodley. She is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Garth Puller.
February 20th, 2022
277 – SHAMPOMPO SHAMPIZI makes it a double for the Syndicate at Hollywoodbets Scottsville today. He took a steep rise in class, but showed guts to win the Non-Black Type WSB Club Prive Fever Tree Stakes. The son of Var was ridden to victory by Warren Kennedy and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Alyson Wright. Well Done to the breeders Mr and Mrs C de Vos.
276 – IMILENZEYOKUDUDUMA wins his maiden in fine style. He was given a confident ride by jockey Warren Kennedy and was brought to the course in top condition by trainer Peter Muscutt. Well done to the breeders Ridgemont Highlands.
February 16th, 2022
275 – PURPLE OPERATOR showed good guts to get the better of One Shot Wonder in the lucky last at Hollywoodbets Greyville. This is his first career victory and this will boost his confidence. He was given a perfect ride by Diego De Gouveia and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Duncan Howells. The team was joined by Shaheen Shaw and Rouvaun Smit to enjoy in the day’s racing. They are pictured with Hollywood’s Donavan Vere and Anthony Delpech.
February 14th, 2022
274 – KUUMA showed good guts to win Race 7 and give the Syndicate a treble at Hollywoodbets Greyville. It was an excellent race for the Syndicate with Ralph The Rascal in second and Purple Nkanyezi in third. The son of Lance was ridden by Warren Kennedy and is trained by Sean Tarry. Well done to the breeders Summerhill Stud.
273 – PURPLE POWAHOUSE stormed home to make it a double for the Syndicate at Hollywoodbets Greyville. He was fitted with the blinkers for the first time and quickened up well to win over 1200m. Well done to Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Alyson Wright and thank you to Keagan de Melo for a confident ride. Well done to the breeders Drakenstein Stud.
272 – MIGHTY MASHONA. It was an incredibly special victory as Mighty Mashona wins Race 3 at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1600m today. He was ridden to victory by Donovan Dillon and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Peter Muscutt. This win is for Brand Ambassador Mike Proctor. Well done to the breeders Varsfontein Stud.
February 13th, 2022
271 – TIME TO ROLL wins Race 7 at Hollywoodbets Scottsville over 1500m today. She took a steep rise in class, but showed true guts and determination to notch up the hat-trick. She was ridden to perfection by Muzi Yeni and is trained by Gareth van Zyl. Well done to the breeders Boland Stud.
February 10th, 2022
Vaal Race Comments
Race 7 – Imbewu – Improved run. Sean Tarry feel she needs the turn.
Race 7 – Waya Yire – Mike De Kock did say the company was maybe too strong for her and she was pulling too hard in the early part of the race.
Race 8 – Tambora – Run on strongly from a long way back.
Race 8 – Moya Wa Laliga – Travelled too keen during the race. He may be better coming back to a 1200m.
February 8th, 2022
270 – CHIMICHURI RUN returns to best form over 1400m in the lucky last race at Turffontein tonight. He was given a perfect ride by Winning Form-sponsored Raymond Danielson to dead heat with Invidia. He is trained by Sean Tarry.
February 8th, 2022
Turffontein Standside Track – Race comments
Race 3 – Fill Your Boots – Has shown no improvement. Jockey Jason Gates says he needs 1400m. We will give him a chance over the distance and make a decision after that run about what to do with him.
Race 5 – Kings Road – The company was to strong for him.
Race 8 – Victoria Paige – At least she behaved in the gates and will improve from this run. Sean said she would need the run.
Race 8 – La Luvia – Stopped very badly. Poor run. I will chat to Sean today about a change in riding tactics.
Race 10 – Chimichuri Run – Great win (dead-heat). He looks like as he’s got older he is better over a bit more ground.
Race 10 – Ikigai – I feel he needs to freshen up as he has had three quick runs and looks a bit tired.
February 7th, 2022
269 – SYX HOTFIX makes it a double for the Syndicate, winning Race 2 over 1900m at Hollywoodbets Greyville. He was settled near the rear of the field and finished his race off strongly. The son of Flower Alley was ridden to victory by Keagan de Melo and trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Alyson Wright.
268 – PROTEA PRIDE showed good guts to hold off a challenge from Purple Operator over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. He was ridden to perfection by Donovan Dillon and trained by Corinne Bestel. Well done to the breeders Summerhill Stud.
February 7th, 2022
Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack – Race Comments:
Race 1 – Protea Pride – Well deserved win. He has been consistent and was given a good ride by Donavan Dillion.
Race 1 – Purple Operator – Jockey De Gouveia said we should try a pair of blinkers on him as he didn’t want to go past the horse in front. He felt that the horse had more in the tank to go on by.
Race 2 – SyX Hotfix – Good win, he is still weak and learning. Keagan De Melo said that he will improve with racing.
Race 5 – Beyondtheboundary – He was one paced up the straight despite being perfectly positioned. Warren Kennedy was disappointed with his performance as he believes he is a better horse than that run. He said we should go back to the turf.
Race 7 – Kuuma – Muzi Yeni said he needs to drop a bit more in the ratings to be competitive. He also needs blinkers.
Race 8 – Purple Powahouse – Came from too far back, good run.
Race 8 – Blackwhitedynamite – Everything went wrong in the race, he was 3 wide with no cover and pulling. I feel we need to forgive him that run. He only finished 3.70 lengths behind the winner.
Race 8 – White Cedar – Much stronger company for him. He needs to drop back to a lower rating race. Also, the stable have a virus in the yard, it could have affected his performance.
February 2nd, 2022
Hollywoodbets Scottville – Race Comments
Race 3 – One Shot Wonder – Great run. Very gutsy and should win soon.
Race 3 – Mighty Mashona – Warren Kennedy feels he will be better off striding along in front.
Race 4 – Shape Of You – Good run, but had to come from a long way back because of her poor draw.
Race 5 – Ralph The Rascal – Warren feels the 1600m is just too far for him. He thought he had the race won going through the 300m but just didn’t quiet see the 1600m out.
Race 8 – Kingsmeads Krystl – She is a very difficult filly and needs to behave herself on race day. Very disappointing, and I feel she is better than that performance.