Upcoming Runners – Hollywoodbets Scottsville – Sunday 6th September 2020

We close off the weekend with an interest in four horses at Hollywoodbets Scottsville this Sunday 6th September 2020, including two debutantes. See more about what we expect here.

Sunday 6th September 2020
Hollywoodbets Scottsville

Race 1 – 11:50
1200m – www.tabgold.co.za Maiden Plate

8 – Spydas Corner
Trainer: Duncan Howells
Jockey: Muzi Yeni
Wgt: 58.0kg
Draw: 8 (16 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 10/1

He is the full brother to the Hollywood Syndicate owned Purple Powahouse, who incidentally picked up his first career win at the sixth time of asking just under a month ago. A slightly smaller individual, he has plenty of speed and has really progressed well over the past 3 months.

He does however have the tendency to play up in the starting stalls, so there is a slight possibility that he may cost himself a few lengths at the start on debut. With that said and if not too green first up, he has been showing enough at home to find the first four places, but the Garth Puller trained Irontail (half-brother to Monks Hood) looks hard to beat.

Named by Hollywoodbets Ambassador Brian Baloyi, it will be great to have him on course to watch this run and we’ll be hoping for a promising debut.

Winning Form Comment: Brother to: CARDINAL CALL 8g (31: 3,10), *PURPLE POWAHOUSE 4g ( 7: 1, 5), *WAR TRUMPET 6g (10: 1, 1). *What A Winter gelding.

Race 2 – 12:20
1200m – Call Track & Ball – 031 314 1155 Maiden Plate (F&M)

3 – Sihamba Sonke
Trainer: Duncan Howells
Jockey: Denis Schwarz
Wgt: 58.0kg
Draw: 3 (16 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

Out of the very talented mare Trojan Belle, this daughter of Querari is lucky to be alive having suffered a serious bout of Encephalosis at the beginning of this year. A condition which is closely related to the African Horse Sickness virus, it can result in a severe fever as well as an elevated heart and respiratory rate. Luckily enough this filly managed to shake off the virus and has progressed very well since.

She will be out to get the experience under her belt and will more than likely find this trip a touch on the short side, as she is bred to go further.

Winning Form Comment: Sister to: GOGETTHESHERIF 10g (40:13,11). *Querari filly.

Race 5 – 14:07
1000m – Soccer 6 MR 78 Handicap

7 – Spanish Fort (pictured)
Trainer: Cliffie Miller
Jockey: Jason Gates
Wgt: 52.0kg
Draw: 7 (15 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He moved up and blew up last time out when having his first run back in KZN after a lengthy spell in Kimberley. That was on the Hollywoodbets Greyville poly track when he clearly needed the outing and he now reverts to the Turf for his second run after a rest. The stable state that his work has been quite good and he is in good enough shape to go into contention for minor money.

Winning Form Comment: 2nd run after rest. Best MR:75. Needed comeback run on poly. Has claims on prior form, include.

Race 6 – 14:45
1950m – Track & Ball Gaming Merit Rated 68 Handicap (F&M)

8 – Arctic Princess
Trainer: Glen Kotzen
Jockey: Denis Schwarz
Wgt: 55.5kg
Draw: 8 (13 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

She continues to drop in the ratings and certainly seems to be showing the kind of form we expected to see from her. Bred for more ground, she now steps up to the 1950m and it will be the first time she has attempted a trip this far. Having been a difficult filly up until now, the stable have opted for a stronger rider this time and if she does settle early on we are of the opinion that she will go right into contention for the winners box in these conditions. The stable have her fit and well and we give her a nice each way chance.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:75. Moderate latest. First time this far. Can improve.

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