STRIKEITLIKEAMATCH was recently purchased privately by the Hollywood Syndicate. Bred by Gary Player Stud, he is a Gelding by Noordhoek Flyer, out of the Kahal (GB) mare Seraphim Falls.

Sex: Bay Gelding
Foaled: 03/11/2013
Sire: Noordhoek Flyer
Mare: Seraphim Falls (Kahal GB)
Breeder: Gary Player Stud
Trainer: Gary Rich
Record: 15-0-1
Status: Retired

UPDATES – Strikeitlikeamatch

March 10th, 2021
STRIKEITLIKEAMATCH was recently retired by the Hollywood Syndicate. He had 15 starts for 1 placing.

December 7th, 2020
Decent effort by him today, when overcoming a rather wide draw in the 5th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville. He may need to drop down a few more points in the ratings and off a slightly lower mark he should have another win in the tank. See the replay of yesterdays run here.

November 9th, 2020
We have recently decided to move this gelding to the Gary Rich stable, to give him a change of scenery. He is getting on in his career now, but we certainly feel that a move to KZN may draw some improvement out of him. Hopefully a change of strategy can do the trick. He is carded to run this Thursday, 12 November and we’ll be looking for some improvement. See more below.

Race 9 – 17:00
1200m – Hollywoodbets Bright Future Merit Rated 64 Handicap

6 – Strikeitlikeamatch
Trainer: Gary Rich
Jockey: Anton Marcus
Wgt: 56.5kg
Draw: 6 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 7/1

He has his first run for the Gary Rich stable after battling to find his best form in Gauteng. Having dropped further in the ratings after that modest performance over the 1450m last time, he has dropped further in the ratings and gets the services of Anton Marcus this time. We’ll be looking for some quick improvement here and from a useful draw he could be one of the leading contenders in this low handicap.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Botes BD-2020.10.24. Best MR:82. First run in KZN. Watch.


October 14th, 2020
We’ll be looking for some improvement from this old campaigner when he steps out for another run this Saturday. See more here.

Saturday 17th October 2020 – Turffontein Inside

Race 8 – 15:55
1200m – Emperors Palace Charity Mile 31/10 Merit Rated 79 Handicap

10 – Strikeitlikeamatch
Trainer: Barend Botes
Jockey: Philasande Mxoli (-4kg)
Wgt: 52.0kg
Draw: 4 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 33/1

He has dropped to a very competitive rating in recent times and gradual signs of improvement have been prevalent. Having overcome a very wide draw in his last start to finish off a bold effort in 5th place, the 4kg claimer retains the ride from a much improved draw here. He finds conditions to suit and if all goes to plan, he should have a solid place chance.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:82. Signs of a form return in latest, can confirm.

Turffontein Racecourse
Turffontein Racecourse

December 28, 2019
Recently purchased privately, he has joined up with Barend Botes and he gave a solid account of himself today – in his stable debut. He will keep ticking over nicely and may just have another win or two in the tank.