Upcoming Runners – Turffontein – Saturday 12 December 2020

The Hollywood Syndicate is well represented in two 1000m sprints at Turffontein, on Saturday 12 December. See more about what we are expecting here.

Saturday 12 December 2020
Turffontein Standside

Race 8 – 16:45
1000m – Tab Pays Full Dividend, No Limits Merit Rated 81 Handicap

1 – Kings Road
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Jason Gates
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 5 (10 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/2

He didn’t run well last time and we know he is certainly better than that effort would suggest. He has been working well since then and he seems to be in a good place at the moment. If he is back to his best, he should be one of the main dangers to the stable elect in this race, Phinda Mzala.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:81. Poor latest. Makes course debut and has claims on penultimate run.

4 – Phinda Mzala
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Warren Kennedy
Wgt: 59.0kg
Draw: 8 (10 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/2

He is an ultra-consistent sort and has found some deadly form over the 1000m trip. He comes into this event against some hard-knocking older handicappers and with Warren Kennedy retaining the ride, he’ll be one of the leading contenders to gain top honours here. We make him the one to beat.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:87. Just pipped in latest under Kennedy and can make amends.

7 – Blow Me Down
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: S’manga Khumalo
Wgt: 56.0kg
Draw: 9 (10 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He has tended to take a bit of a hold over the 1200m of late and thus the stable have opted to drop him back to the 1000m trip, where a quicker tempo should allow him to settle a lot better. He has come from off the pace in both of his career wins so far and with the early speed expected to be a frantic one, he should be able to show big improvement. With that said, we feel that at this stage he’ll have is work cut out as far as beating the top selection (Phinda Mzala) is concerned, but he can find the first 5 places.

Winning Form Comment: 3rd run after rest. Best MR:76. Poor last three starts. Likes this c&d and can improve.

Race 9 – 17:20
1000m – Next Turffontein Meeting 19 December Merit Rated 100 Handicap

6 – Calvary
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Jason Gates
Wgt: 56.0kg
Draw: 11 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He finds quite a competitive handicap to compete against and his rating may still be a touch on the high side for him to win at this level. With that said, he is fresh, well and has plenty of speed. If things go his way, he should have the credentials to finish in the top 4 or 5.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:99. Quick starter. Has claims if repeating penultimate run.

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