Upcoming Runners: Turffontein Standside – Saturday 18 December 2021

The Hollywood Syndicate has four runners carded at Turffontein Standside on Saturday 18 December 2021. See what we are expecting here.

Saturday 18 December 2021
Turffontein Standside
Race 2 – 12:20
1400m – www.highveldracing.co.za MR 88 Handicap

5 – Kuuma
Breeding: Lance – Second Bite by National Emblem
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Gavin Lerena
Wgt: 57.0kg
Draw: 2 (7 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

He has taken his last run well. He seems to have enjoyed the blinkers at home and will be fitted with the headgear for this race. Gavin Lerena takes the ride and he is expected to improve and have an each way chance.

Winning Form Comment: 3rd run after rest. Gelded 2021.04.15. Best MR:95. Needed last two starts badly. Capable on best form.

Race 4 – 13:30
1160m – Computaform Online MR 88 Handicap

2 – Grappler
Breeding: Trippi (USA) – Princess Milo by Fort Wood (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Gavin Lerena
Wgt: 60.5kg
Draw: 5 (7 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 4/1

He is returning from a short nine-week break. He may just need the run, but the stable feel he has done enough work at home to be competitive. He is moving well and he should be involved in the finish.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:89. Won latest in good fashion. Spanish Boy went close next time.

Race 4 – 13:30
1160m – Computaform Online MR 88 Handicap

5 – Goliath Heron
Breeding: Master Of My Fate – Water Bird by Silvano (GER)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Jason Gates
Wgt: 57.5kg
Draw: 3 (7 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 25/1

It is a small, but competitive race. He is improving with every run and he will enjoy the extra 160m on offer. Jason Gates takes the ride and the stable are hopeful of a first three effort.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Drier DR-2021.05.29. 3rd run after rest. Best MR:102. Two moderate local runs. Can improve.

Race 5 – 14:10
2400m – Betontab.co.za MR 83 Handicap

3 – Black Thorn
Breeding: Pomodoro – Ebony Rose by Dynasty
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Gavin Lerena
Wgt: 58.0kg
Draw: 5 (7 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 2/1

He came out of his last win very well and his preparation for this race has gone smoothly. His biggest danger is his stable companion, The Kop. The son of Pomodoro has a good each way chance.

Winning Form Comment: 3rd run after rest. Best MR:81. Impressive winner in latest over this C&D. The one to beat.

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