Upcoming Runners: Turffontein Inside – Saturday 22 January 2022

The Hollywood Syndicate has six runners carded at Turffontein Inside on Saturday 22 January 2022. See what we are expecting here.

Saturday 22 January 2022
Turffontein Inside

Race 1 – 11:40
1450m – #ThisIsRacing Welcomes You MR 77 Divided Handicap (F & M)

9 – Escape Artist
Breeding: Pomodoro – Elusive Spirit by Caesour (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Keagan de Melo
Wgt: 53.0kg
Draw: 11 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 4/1

She is doing well and has the class to be competitive. The obvious concern is that she has a wide draw of eleven to contend with. She will be dropped out and is expected to finish her race off strongly.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:75. Is 1kg better off at the weights with number 7 on latest. Consider.

Race 2 – 12:10
1450m – TAB Telebet 0861 000 822 MR 97 Open Handicap (3-year-olds)

2 – Kuuma
Breeding: Lance – Second Bite by National Emblem
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Richard Fourie
Wgt: 55.0kg
Draw: 3 (7 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 14/1

The stable feel that he will be suited to the Inside course. He is dropping in the ratings and with Richard Fourie in the saddle, improvement is expected.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:95. The blinkers remain fitted and makes course debut. Can improve.

Race 7 – 15:05
1800m – Sea Cottage Stakes (Grade 3)

4 – Platinum Sky
Breeding: Silvano (GER) – Princess Royal by Captain Al
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Gavin Lerena
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 2 (8 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 7/1

He takes a big step up in class to Grade 3 company, but he has always shown that he is going to be a nice horse. He is drawn well at gate two and with Gavin Lerena in the saddle, he is expected to fight out the finish.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:94. Won latest well shouldering top weight and Lerena retains ride. Chance.

Race 7 – 15:05
1800m – Sea Cottage Stakes (Grade 3)

6 – Moya Wa LaLiga
Breeding: Rafeef (AUS) – Mrs Everest (IRE) by Galileo (IRE)
Trainer: B Botes / Y Vosloo
Jockey: S’manga Khumalo
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 3 (8 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He is trying the 1800m for the first time and takes a step up in class to Grade 3 company. He gets the services of S’manga Khumalo and from his good draw of three, he is in with a decent place chance.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:81. Moved up like a winner in latest. Should be at home over the extra 400m on offer and can upset.

Race 8 – 15:40
1450m – Guineas Day 5 February MR 96 Handicap

6 – Grappler
Breeding: Trippi (USA) – Princess Milo by Fort Wood (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Richard Fourie
Wgt: 56.5kg
Draw: 4 (9 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 4/1

The manner in which he has finished off his last two starts suggests that he will be suited to the 1450m. He has good consistent form lines to his name and should have an each way chance.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:89. Ultra-consistent form over shorter. Fourie rides and chance if stays.

Race 10 – 16:50
1450m – Next Turffontein Racemeeting Tuesday 25 January MR 78 Divided Handicap (F & M)

1 – Hotchiwitchi
Breeding: Twice Over (GB) – Carlas Wisdom by Jallad (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Richard Fourie
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 9 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

She is returning from a 12-week break. This distance may be on the sharp side and she may just be in need of the run. This run will bring her on for future races, but she can run into the first four.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 12 wks. Best MR:79. Has been rested since poor latest. Fourie rides and chance on fair penultimate run.

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