TOP ME UP HOLLY is a bay mare by Master Of My Fate, out of the Western Winter mare, Aquila Rapax. Bred by Lammerskraal Stud, she was purchased at the 2019 National Yearling Sale.
Name: Top Me Up Holly (previously My Rapid Lady)
Named By: Hollywoodbets iBranch Team
Sex: Bay Mare
Sire: Master Of My Fate
Mare: Aquila Rapax (Western Winter USA)
Breeder: Lammerskraal Stud
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Purchased: National Yearling Sale, April 2019
Pedigree: View here
She is a very classy looking filly, out of a multiple black type earning and producing mare. From the same family that produced the likes of SET AFIRE, RUDRA, NANIA, RED RAY and BRUTAL FORCE et al.
Named by the Hollywoodbets I-Branch Team, she will be representing the team every time she steps foot onto the race course. Judging by the way she has matured as a 2-year old, she is going to make the team proud as well.
UPDATES – Top Me Up Holly
May 26th, 2023
Top Me Up Holly has retired from racing. She retires as a 6-time winner, including 11 places from 19 outings. She will be going to stud as a broodmare at Ridgemont.
March 29th, 2023
Raced over 1500m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 4th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: I felt she was not given the best ride, but still ran a good race.
January 1st, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf in the Grade 3 Flamboyant Stakes. Finished 3rd out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She wasn’t given the best of rides from Rachel. She should have been closer to the speed and come out for a run, as the inside of the track was slow.
November 14, 2022
364 – TOP ME UP HOLLY gives the Syndicate a double at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1600m this afternoon. She was settled in a handy position and got up in the latter stages. She was given a perfect ride by Rachel Venniker and is now a six-time winner. She is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Alyson Wright and is bred by Lammerskraal Stud.
August 22nd, 2022
Raced over 1800m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 2nd out of 7 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run with the heavy weight giving the winner 9kgs.
July 27th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 5th out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She was in a good position, but she just stayed on and never quickened.
July 6th, 2022
Raced over 1800m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 3rd out of 7 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: She had to work hard from draw seven to get over. I felt that may have cost her the race. Very good 3rd placing.
April 18th, 2022
292 – TOP ME UP HOLLY makes it a double for the Syndicate at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. She showed incredible guts and determination to get up where it matters most. She was ridden by apprentice Siphesihle Hlengwa and trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Alyson Wright.
January 3rd, 2021
Raced over 1900m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: The pace of the race was to slow for her. When they quickened up in the straight, she struggled to go with them and only got going when the race was over.
November 7th, 2021
244 – TOP ME UP HOLLY wins the sixth race at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1800m today. She has now won four races from just eleven starts. The daughter of Master Of My Fate is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Alyson Wright and was ridden to victory by Keagan de Melo.
October 31st, 2021
Raced over 2200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Put a line through this run. Anton Marcus gave the horse no chance by racing three wide the whole way. He said that he should have gone forward on her.
October 10th, 2021
She won the sixth race at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. She was settled in a beautiful position and quickened up well to keep all challengers at bay. The daughter of Master Of My Fate has now won three races. She is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Alyson Wright and was ridden to victory by apprentice Rachel Venniker. Well done to the breeders Lammerskraal Stud. See the replay here.
August 30th, 2021
She was returning from an 11-week break and raced over 1900m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville. She raced from a handy position and challenged strongly all the way to the line, but found one too good in the form of fellow Hollywood Syndicate owned You Deserve It. She will come on with the run under her belt and will go close to winning next time. See the replay here.
June 16th, 2021
She was looking to make it a hat-trick of wins at Hollywoodbets Scottsville today. She set the pace and stayed on nicely to finish in third place. She is a gutsy type and stays all day. See the replay here
May 29th, 2021
She followed up her maiden win with an equally impressive victory over 2000m on the turf at Hollywoodbets Greyville. She took the lead at the 250m mark and held on where it matters most. Well done to trainer Alyson Wright and thank you to Lyle Hewitson for a perfect ride. Well done to the breeders Lammerskraal Stud. See the replay here.
April 15th, 2021
The daughter of Master Of My Fate won a very good race to shed her maiden tag over 1800m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Thank you to Lyle Hewitson for a professional ride from a wide barrier position. Well done to Alyson Wright and breeders Lammerskraal Stud.
March 28th, 2021
It was another honest performance by this filly today, unfortunately finding one better on the day. From an improved draw next time out, she should be very hard to beat. See the replay of todays run here.
March 10th, 2021
It was a solid comeback run by this filly to finish 2nd behind Shape Of You. She will come on a lot from the experience and should be a major contender next time out. See the replay here.
May 17th, 2020
Two very exciting 2-year old fillies working alongside one another this morning. Closest to the camera is East Coast Star (Visionaire x Salita by Western Winter), previously know as Sunnegga. On the far side is My Rapid Lady (Master Of My Fate x Aquila Rapax by Western Winter). Both fillies were bred by Lammerskraal Stud, purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2019 BSA National Yearling Sale.
April 9th, 2020
She has come along way in the last few weeks. One of the more exciting 2 year old fillies for the upcoming season, she is seen here being put through her paces at track.
October 10th, 2019
This filly has been doing very well over the past few weeks and a lot is pointing towards her being the type of filly to line up in those 2-year-old features next year. Seen below, having a well-deserved cool down after her workout this week.
August 24th, 2019
She has been let down and seems to be enjoying the warm winter conditions, here in KZN. For a Master Of My Fate filly, who generally have the tendency to be a bit hot, she has a very relaxed temperament. She will need a bit of time, but we don’t intend on bringing her in much before December time. As such, she will have plenty of time to thrive throughout the spring and early summer.
June 12th, 2019
She has settled in nicely at Leckhampton Valley Spelling and Pre Training, where is being pre-trained. Judging by the recent comment from the farm below, she is certainly going on the right direction and we’ll be looking forward to seeing her step out this summer.
“My Rapid Lady is a lovely attractive filly. She is growing well and looks to have the potential to be a superb horse.”