Upcoming Runners – Turffontein – Saturday 27 February 2021

Two runners step out for the Hollywood Syndicate, at Turffontein, on Saturday 27th February. Hope Is Power is one of them and he returns after that scintillating debut victory, to line up in the Listed Stormbird Stakes. See more here.

Saturday 27 February 2021
Turffontein Standside

Race 3 – 13:15
1400m – SA Derby 3 April Maiden Plate

3 – Purple Dominance
Breeding: Jackson – For The Soul by Western Winter (USA)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Jason Gates
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 6 (10 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 25/1

He is still very green and there are question marks about whether or not he will jump on terms. In saying that, he still has lots of improvement to come and he should have strengthened up enough to enjoy this step back up to the 1400m. He may still want further, but the stable are expecting to see him finish a lot closer now.

Winning Form Comment: Three moderate runs to date. Still lightly raced and can improve if jumping on terms.

Race 5 – 14:25
1000m – Storm Bird Stakes (Listed)

1 – Hope Is Power (Pictured)
Breeding: Soft Falling Rain – Sarasota by Kahal (GB)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Jason Gates
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 1 (6 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 7/1

He is doing well and seems to be in a very good place after that commanding debut victory. The fillies in the race receive a 2,5kg allowance and with that in mind, the horse to beat could be Social Image who was very impressive last time out.

Winning Form Comment: Impressive debut winner. Won easier than the margin suggests. Can follow up.

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