The Hollywood Syndicate has five runners carded at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Monday 22 May 2023. See what we are expecting here.
Monday 22 May 2023
Race 1 – 11:55
1100m – Download The Race Card Online www.goldcircle.co.za Maiden Juvenile Plate (Fillies)
12 – Mia’s Athena
Breeding: Lancaster Bomber (USA) – Tinder Box by Strike Smartly (CAN)
Trainer: Duncan Howells
Jockey: Sean Veale
Draw: 12 (16 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 3/1
She possibly needed her last start after returning from a 10-week break. The daughter of Lancaster Bomber has improved since that run and she is very well in herself. She is a much fitter horse and is more than capable of running into the first three.
Winning Form Comment: 2nd run after rest. Good latest in male company. Shows good speed and is a leading contender.
Race 2 – 12:25
1000m – www.tabgold.co.za Juvenile Plate
4 – Yannakis
Breeding: Erupt (IRE) – Arissa by Silvano (GER)
Trainer: Gary Rich
Jockey: Gavin Lerena
Draw: 4 (9 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 14/1
He is making his debut and does show very good work at home. The son of Erupt may be in need of this outing and will be green in running. The stable would have preferred a 1200m race and this outing will bring him on.
Winning Form Comment: *Erupt gelding(Cost R 90000).
Race 4 – 13:30
1400m – Open A TabGold Account – 031 314 1874 Maiden Plate
3 – Thisiswhatitmeans
Breeding: What A Winter – Shufoog (AUS) by Star Witness (AUS)
Trainer: Peter Muscutt
Jockey: Craig Zackey
Draw: 3 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/2
He is well drawn and should get a good run-in transit in a race that looks to have a bit of tempo. His trainer is going to work him in cheekpieces at home and see if the equipment fires him up a little. He just needs to take a little more interest and he will tighten up further. A positive run is expected from the son of What A Winter.
Winning Form Comment: Two encouraging efforts. Will love the extra distance on offer and can go close.
Race 8 – 15:50
1200m – Call Telebet Track & Ball Fixed Odds On 031 314 1155 MR 86 Handicap
9 – Shampompo Shampizi
Breeding: Var (USA) – Light The Moon by Victory Moon
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Jockey: *Kobeli Lihaba -4.0kg
Draw: 9 (15 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 14/1
The 1200m is on the short side for him, but he is fit and well. He gets the services of 4kgs claiming apprentice Kobeli Lihaba and if he can ride a nice race, he is capable of finishing in the money.
Winning Form Comment: Best MR:93. Didn’t settle in latest. Drops in trip and apprentice claim will help.
Race 9 – 16:20
1200m – Hollywoodbets Bright Future MR 84 Handicap (F & M)
12 – Shipholia
Breeding: William Longsword – Sea Glitter (USA) by Holy Bull (USA)
Trainer: Gareth van Zyl
Jockey: Keagan de Melo
Draw: 12 (13 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 4/1
She won a good race in her last start over 1100m on the polytrack. She is an improving filly and is in a very good space. She may be at her best on the polytrack, but she is putting up some very good work and should be right there.
Winning Form Comment: Best MR:83. Easy latest win. Takes on stronger, but has plenty of scope and can show.