Upcoming Runners: Turffontein – Saturday 15 January 2022

The Hollywood Syndicate has six runners carded at Turffontein on Saturday 15 January 2022. See what we are expecting here.

Saturday 15 January 2022
Turffontein

Race 4 – 13:50
1400m – Betway Pinnacle Stakes

1 – Cirillo
Breeding: Pomodoro – Miss Wordsworth by Lake Coniston (IRE)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Chase Maujean
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 10 (10 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He needed his comeback run over 1000m last time. He has come on with the run under his belt, but is still not at peak fitness as he will be aimed at bigger races during the season. However, the stable are expecting a very good effort from him and he can run into the placings.

Winning Form Comment: 2nd run after rest. Best MR:129. Will relish the step up in distance. Should return to form.

Race 4 – 13:50
1400m – Betway Pinnacle Stakes

6 – Ikigai
Breeding: Vercingetorix – Al Shiba by Al Mufti (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Gavin Lerena
Wgt: 56.0kg
Draw: 6 (10 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 7/1

His win in the Listed Christmas Stakes at Hollywoodbets Greyville was pleasing. This is a very competitive race with the likes of War Of Athena and MK’s Pride. Gavin Lerena retains the ride and he has an each way chance.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:118. Won The Christmas Stakes in KZN. Lerena retains ride and merits healthy respect.

Race 6 – 15:00
1100m – Tab Telebet 0861 000 822 Pinnacle Stakes

3 – Eden Roc
Breeding: Var (USA) – Townsend by Captain Al
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Gavin Lerena
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 8 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 4/1

He is returning from a 32-week break. He is moving well and his work has been good. He is expected to need the run over a distance short of his best, but will be running on at the finish.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 32 wks. Best MR:119. Returns from a long break. Can place if fit.

Race 6 – 15:00
1100m – Tab Telebet 0861 000 822 Pinnacle Stakes

5 – Chimichuri Run
Breeding: Trippi (USA) – Spiced Gold by Kahal (GB)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Raymond Danielson
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 4 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 14/1

The 6 year old is in very good health at the moment and his work has been good. He is a horse that will be competing in feature races during the season to come. He is very well in himself and has a winning chance.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:126. Placed in both attempts over this distance. Cannot be ignored.

Race 6 – 15:00
1100m – Tab Telebet 0861 000 822 Pinnacle Stakes

6 – Warrior’s Rest
Breeding: What A Winter – Bardot by Badger Land (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 58.0kg
Draw: 6 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 33/1

He is returning from a 24-week break. He is a big burly horse who will be in need of the run. This distance is short of his best and this outing will bring him on for future races.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 24 wks. Best MR:118. Returns from a break and will need to find best form.

Race 8 – 16:10
1160m – www.highveldracing.co.za MR 88 Handicap

3 – Grappler
Breeding: Trippi (USA) – Princess Milo by Fort Wood (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Craig Zackey
Wgt: 60.5kg
Draw: 5 (8 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

Grappler finished his last race off very well and he is in a good space heading into this race. This is a competitive field but if he finds his best form, he should fight out the finish.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:89. Finished well in this class last time. The 3rd horse has come out and won since.

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