Upcoming Runners: Fairview – Friday 22 December 2023

The Hollywood Syndicate has four runners carded at Fairview on Friday 22 December 2023. See what we are expecting here.

Friday 22 December 2023

Race 3 – 13:30
1400m – www.soccer6.co.za MR 70 Handicap (F & M)

3 – Metar
Breeding: Soft Falling Rain – Icy Fire by Western Winter (USA)
Trainer: Gavin Smith
Jockey: S’manga Khumalo
Wgt: 60.5kg
Draw: 4 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 16/10

This will be her first run for the Gavin Smith stable. She has cracked a good draw of four with S’manga Khumalo in the saddle. She is doing well at home and the tongue-tie seems to have helped her. On her homework and well-being, she should be involved in the fight to the finish.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Crawford B-2023.11.18. 3rd run after rest. Best MR:75. Makes local debut. Chance on best form.

Race 3 – 13:30
1400m – www.soccer6.co.za MR 70 Handicap (F & M)

13 – Chelsea Blue
Breeding: Canford Cliffs (IRE) – African Lily by Horse Chestnut
Trainer: Alan Greeff
Jockey: Kendall Minnie
Wgt: 55.0kg
Draw: 7 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 33/1

She needed her first run in the Eastern Cape and has taken the run well. She is doing nicely but the stable feel that she will still need the run. This outing will bring her on for future races.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Howells D C-2023.09.25. 2nd run after rest. Best MR:69. Should strip fitter after local debut run. Can upset.

Race 7 – 15:50
1000m – Racehorse Owners Association MR 82 Handicap

6 – Vegas Gold
Breeding: Var (USA) – Bichette by Western Winter (USA)
Trainer: Gavin Smith
Jockey: *Kobeli Lihaba -2.5kg
Wgt: 58.5kg
Draw: 7 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

He dead-heated when winning his last start over this distance on the polytrack and returns from a short 10-week break. Apprentice Kobeli Lihaba takes the 2.5kgs off his back and he is expected to finish in the first four.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 10 wks. Best MR:79. Dead-heated in latest and the form line has been franked.

Race 8 – 16:25
1200m – Next Fairview Racemeeting Friday 29 December Classified Stakes

8 – Meetatthewindsor
Breeding: Pomodoro – Flight Zone by Jet Master
Trainer: Alan Greeff
Jockey: Xolani Ndlovu
Wgt: 58.0kg
Draw: 17 (20 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 33/1

He ran a nice race in his local debut over 1000m on the polytrack. He has come through the run well and is doing nicely at home. The son of Pomodoro may still need this outing, but he is capable of finishing in the money.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Puller GB-2023.10.01. 2nd run after rest. Gelded 2023.02.16. Best MR:77. Needed latest. Can improve.

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