Upcoming Runners – Hollywoodbets Greyville – Thursday 12 November 2020

Eight Runners are carded for the Hollywood Syndicate at Hollywoodbets Greyville, this Thursday 12 November. See more about what we are expecting here.

Thursday 12 November 2020
Hollywoodbets Greyville

Race 1 – 12:20
1100m – Greyville Convention Centre Maiden Plate (Fillies)

14 – Gimethepurplelight
Trainer: Glen Kotzen
Jockey: Reserve Runner
Wgt: 59.0kg
Draw: * (15 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 25/1

She hasn’t shown much in her first two outings but had excuses last time out when losing 3 lengths at the start. A reserve runner here, she may have to wait a bit longer for her third run but if she does get a chance we’ll be looking for big improvement.

Winning Form Comment: Blinkers ON. Two poor efforts on poly. Needs to show more.

Race 3 – 13:30
1600m – www.TabGOLD.co.za Maiden Plate

9 – Ibutho
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Jockey: Anton Marcus
Wgt: 58.0kg
Draw: 9 (15 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 2/1

He didn’t quite suit the drop back in trip last time out, when finishing 2nd and now steps back up to the mile. He shows a lot of ability in his work at home but is yet to reproduce that on the track and we’ll be hoping he is starting to learn what racing is all about. Anton Marcus retains the ride which should aid his cause and if overcoming barrier 9, we will be looking for a big effort this time out.

Winning Form

Comment: Blinkers OFF. Best MR:76. Runner-up in latest under Marcus. Strong contender.

Race 7 – 15:50
1200m – Gold Circle Racing YouTube Merit Rated 67 Hcp (F&M)

2 – Purple Merchant (Pictured)
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Jockey: Lyle Hewitson
Wgt: 60.5kg
Draw: 2 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

She was expected to need the run on debut and surprised us all when staying on stoutly to win in commanding fashion. The form line has produced two further winners which adds more credibility to that performance. Lyle Hewitson sticks with the ride and she finds a plum draw for her handicap debut. With further progression expected, she should give a very good account of herself over the extra 200m.

Winning Form Comment: Gutsy debut winner. Two winners have come out of that form line, respect.

11 – Mocha Rose
Trainer: Cliffie Miller
Jockey: Collen Storey
Wgt: 59.0kg
Draw: 11 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 25/1

She has started to slide significantly in the ratings and that will hopefully start to draw some improvement out of this 5-year old filly. She may have found the mile a touch too far last time out, so the drop back to 1200m should assist. With that said, she is drawn wide here and may need some luck in running in order to feature.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Howells DC-2020.07.29. 2nd run after rest. Best MR:78. Needed latest. Should strip fitter.

Race 8 – 16:25
1200m – Sea Cottage Graduation Plate (Fillies)

7 – Hollywood Thunder
Trainer: Cliffie Miller
Jockey: Julius Mphanya (-1.5kg)
Wgt: 56.0kg
Draw: 7 (8 runners)
Predicted Betting: 33/1

This filly has really battled to feature since arriving in KZN, but now returns to a trip where she has placed in all three of her career attempts. From barrier 7, she will be looking to get to the front early and the 1,5kg claim off her back will assist her to do so. With that said, she finds some very strong opposition in this Graduation Plate so we’ll just be hoping for some improvement.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Smith GD-2020.08.03. Best MR:66. Was own worst enemy last time. Yet to be unplaced over this distance.

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

2 – Alphamikefoxtrot
Trainer: Darryl Moore
Jockey: Lyle Hewitson
Wgt: 59.0kg
Draw: 2 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

He gave a very good account of himself last time out, when dropping back to the 1200m. Having jumped on terms, he was always prominent in that run and he lands another useful draw here. Lyle Hewitson takes the mount this time around and with 4 wins on this surface, he’ll be a big runner if repeating that last performance.

Winning Form Comment: Dictated terms well in latest. Four-time winner on poly.

5 – Jerry The Juggler
Trainer: Cliffie Miller
Jockey: Tristan Godden
Wgt: 57.0kg
Draw: 5 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

He has his third run after a rest her and finally lands a useful draw which will certainly aid his chances. He looks very competitive off his current rating and if suited to the blinkers, he could be one of the leading contenders in this line up.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Wright A J-2020.02.02. 3rd run after rest. Blinkers ON. Best MR:75. Peak run and blinkers could do the trick.

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.

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