Upcoming Runners: Turffontein Standside – Saturday 02 April 2022

The Hollywood Syndicate has six runners carded at Turffontein Standside on Saturday 02 April 2022. See what we are expecting here.

Saturday 02 April 2022
Turffontein Standside

Race 2 – 12:20
1400m – WSB.co.za Maiden Plate

2 – Vengeance Forever
Breeding: Futura – Gold Trip by Trippi (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 1 (16 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 10/1

He was in need of his stable debut after returning from a 16-week break. He has come on since that outing and is doing well at home. The 1400m may still be on the short side for him, but he jumps from pole position and is expected to be competitive in an open contest.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Sands A E-2021.11.16. 2nd run after rest. Best MR:73. Showed signs of needing local debut run. Can improve.

Race 4 – 13:30
1000m – Liberty Dance Pinnacle Stakes

3 – Eden Roc
Breeding: Var (USA) – Townsend by Captain Al
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Richard Fourie
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 4 (10 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 3/1

It is a competitive field and 1000m is not his best distance. This is a stepping stone for feature races in the future and he will be running on at the finish.

Winning Form Comment: 3rd run after rest. Best MR:119. Fair latest when behind number 2. Can upset.

Race 6 – 14:40
1600m – Wilgerbosdrift HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes (Grade 1)

6 – Chimichuri Run
Breeding: Trippi (USA) – Spiced Gold by Kahal (GB)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Kabelo Matsunyane
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 10 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 16/1

It is a competitive race with the likes of Kommetdieding and Al Muthana. However, he has raced against big names in the past. He will be given a chance and we are hoping to see him running on at the finish. He is capable of running into the placings.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:126. Steps up to a mile and can place.

Race 6 – 14:40
1600m – Wilgerbosdrift HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes (Grade 1)

8 – Warrior’s Rest
Breeding: What A Winter – Bardot by Badger Land (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Denis Schwarz
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 11 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He returned to form in his last start over 1160m. He has not raced over the mile in a long time, but trainer Sean Tarry feels that he will be suited to this distance. It is a competitive field and we are hoping for another big run from him.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:118. Made a form return last time. Don’t ignore.

Race 8 – 15:50
2450m – World Sports Betting SA Derby (Grade 1)

3 – Platinum Sky
Breeding: Silvano (GER) – Princess Royal by Captain Al
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: S’manga Khumalo
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 5 (9 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 10/1

He was disappointing in the Grade 1 SA Classic last time, but is definitely better than the effort suggests. He is the third highest rated horse in the race and he has had a good preparation heading in. We are hoping for a good effort and that he can run into the first four.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:104. Poor latest. Khumalo takes the ride and chance on good prior form.

Race 9 – 16:25
2850m – WSB R10 000 1st Deposit Match Caradoc Gold Cup (Grade 3)

6 – Black Thorn
Breeding: Pomodoro – Ebony Rose by Dynasty
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Keagan de Melo
Wgt: 52.0kg
Draw: 3 (8 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 2/1

He is under sufferance at the weights in a small field. He travelled well in the Aquanaut Handicap, but he prefers to be given a chnace and do his best work at the finish. If Keagan de Melo is able to switch him off early, he will be in with a good each way chance.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:91. Ultra-consistent sort. Meets number 4 on the same terms.

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