Upcoming Runners: Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack – Wednesday 16 February 2022

The Hollywood Syndicate has ten runners carded at Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack on Wednesday 16 February 2022. See what we are expecting here.

Wednesday 16 February 2022
Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack

Race 3 – 13:35
2000m – Follow In The Box Seat Podcast MR 83 Handicap

2 – Ibutho
Breeding: Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) – Stormin Cat by Western Winter (USA)
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Jockey: Keagan de Melo
Wgt: 59.0kg
Draw: 2 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 4/1

He has a good draw of two with in-form jockey Keagan de Melo in the irons. He should get a good run in transit and is expected to be involved in the fight to the finish.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:84. Won latest in style. Well drawn and can make it back-to-back wins.

Race 3 – 13:35
2000m – Follow In The Box Seat Podcast MR 83 Handicap

8 – Purple Persuasion
Breeding: Master Of My Fate – Music Pass by Go Deputy (USA)
Trainer: Peter Muscutt
Jockey: Donovan Dillon
Wgt: 59.5kg
Draw: 8 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

She steps up to the 2000m for the first time and does take on male company. However, she is in very good order heading into this contest. If she does see out the distance, she should be involved at the finish.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:89. Is 1kg better off at the weights with number 1 on latest.

Race 5 – 14:50
1000m – www.galloptv.co.za Pinnacle Stakes

1 – Kings Road
Breeding: Vercingetorix – Kimberley Coast (AUS) by Danehill (USA)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Warren Kennedy
Wgt: 56.0kg
Draw: 1 (8 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 7/1

He was outclassed in the Grade 3 Tommy Hotspur Stakes last time. He returns to KZN where he has won four times from six attempts over this course and distance. He jumps from pole position with Warren Kennedy in the saddle and we expect him to return to best form.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:97. Outclassed in a Grade 3 last time. Can return to best form.

Race 6 – 15:25
1200m – Track & Ball Gaming MR 73 Handicap (F & M)

10 – One Bite At A Time
Breeding: Visionaire (USA) – Trojan Belle by Centenary (USA)
Trainer: Gareth van Zyl
Jockey: Mandla Ntuli
Wgt: 57.5kg
Draw: 10 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 10/1

She is returning from a 16-week break after winning her maiden. She has matured in that time and is looking well heading into this contest. However, she is expected to need this run and this outing will bring her on for future races.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 16 wks. Best MR:87. Kept finding to win maiden. Drops back to 1200m and may need the run.

Race 7 – 16:00
1400m – Gold Circle Racing Youtube Channel MR 66 Handicap

7 – Imbejeje
Breeding: Var (USA) – Ice Maiden by Western Winter
Trainer: Glen Kotzen
Jockey: Donovan Dillon
Wgt: 58.0kg
Draw: 7 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 10/1

She has been disappointing in her last three starts. However, she has won once and finished third once from as many starts on the polytrack. She runs well for jockey Donovan Dillon and we are hoping to see improvement.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:78. Moderate recent form. Prefers this course and is capable of finding a form return.

Race 7 – 16:00
1400m – Gold Circle Racing Youtube Channel MR 66 Handicap

10 – White Cedar SCRATCHED
Breeding: Bold Silvano – Chiffon by Grey Eminence (FR)
Trainer: Gary Rich
Jockey: Muzi Yeni
Wgt: 56.5kg
Draw: 10 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: SCRATCHED

WHITE CEDAR has been scratched due to a high temperature.

Race 7 – 16:00
1400m – Gold Circle Racing Youtube Channel MR 66 Handicap

12 – Tambora
Breeding: Trippi (USA) – Ash Cloud by Black Minnaloushe (USA)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Jason Gates
Wgt: 61.5kg
Draw: 12 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 7/1

He ran a good race when finishing second over 1400m at the Vaal, last week Thursday. He runs well over this course and distance with a record of one win and one third-place finish from as many starts. He is drawn widest of all in gate twelve, but with luck in running, he has an each way chance.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:85. Good second-place finish, last Thursday. Merits repect.

Race 8 – 16:35
1400m – Hollywoodbets Bright Future Maiden Handicap (3YO)

4 – Purple Operator
Breeding: Captain Of All – House Of Lorraine by Dynasty
Trainer: Duncan Howells
Jockey: Diego De Gouveia
Wgt: 58.0kg
Draw: 4 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 4/1

He has come through his last race well and is fit. He ran a good race when finishing second, last week Monday. The son of Captain Of All gets the blinkers fitted which should help his concentrate in the last 200m. He is more than capable of running into the first three once again.

Winning Form Comment: Blinkers ON. Best MR:79. Consistent form. Blinkers could do the trick.

Race 8 – 16:35
1400m – Hollywoodbets Bright Future Maiden Handicap (3YO)

8 – Fill Your Boots
Breeding: Coup De Grace (USA) – Only In Philly (USA) by Polish Numbers (USA)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Jason Gates
Wgt: 52.0kg
Draw: 8 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He is carded to race on Monday – 14 February 2022. It all depends on how he races and how he comes through that run before a decision will be made on whether he takes his place in this contest.

Winning Form Comment: *Carded To Race – 14.02.2022.

Race 8 – 16:35
1400m – Hollywoodbets Bright Future Maiden Handicap (3YO)

10 – One Shot Wonder
Breeding: Visionaire (USA) – Gathering Fame by Jet Master
Trainer: Garth Puller
Jockey: Keagan de Melo
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 10 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 3/1

He is doing well at home and is putting up some solid work. He is drawn wide in barrier ten, but has early gate speed which will allow him to get across without using up too much energy. He meets the right field and has a winning chance.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:76. Tried hard in latest over a mile and may be rewarded for consistency.

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