Upcoming Runners – Turffontein Standside – Saturday 24 October 2020

Five runners go to post for the Hollywood Syndicate at Turffontein this Saturday 24th October 2020. After finishing runner up in his first three starts, all eyes will be on Purple Panther to hopefully get the job done this time around and he will be pick of the bunch as far as winning credentials are concerned. See more here.

Saturday 24th October 2020
Turffontein Inside

Race 1 – 11:55
1450m – Welcome To Turffontein Maiden Plate

5 – Purple Panther
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 58.0kg
Draw: 6 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 4/1

After three consecutive seconds, he appears to have found the right field here and lands a plum draw for this slight drop in trip. Calvin Habib retains the ride and if all goes to plan he should have a very good chance of finding the winners enclosure in what appears to be a relatively weak maiden.

Winning Form Comment: Runner-up in all three outings under this rider and looks the biggest threat.

Race 5 – 14:20
1450m – Betting World – 087 741 2777 Classified Stakes

9 – Strikeitlikeamatch
Trainer: Barend Botes
Jockey: Muzi Yeni
Wgt: 54.0kg
Draw: 12 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He appears to have landed on a competitive rating now and looks set to show further improvement if overcoming a tricky barrier. Having over-raced in his last start we’ll be hoping that the jockey booking of Muzi Yeni makes all the difference and that should set him up nicely. The step up to the 1450m does present a bit of a question mark around whether or not he will stay the trip as he is relatively unexposed over this distance, so we’ll be hoping for a fair tempo here.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:82. Didn’t settle in latest. Can improve with Yeni up.

Race 7 – 15:35
1000m – Racing Association Merit Rated 80 Handicap

1 – Look To The Sky
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Jeffrey Syster (-2.5kg)
Wgt: 63.0kg
Draw: 10 (13 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 33/1

He has disappointed in his last few outings and his form seems to have gone amiss of late. Time is perhaps running out for this son of Pathfork, so we’ll need to see some improvement against this slightly lesser company.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:102. Battling to find best form, but continues to drop in the ratings.

11 – Jozi Hustle
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 55.0kg
Draw: 9 (13 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 25/1

He appears to have gone off the boil since winning his maiden back in February this year, but he does have his peak run back after a rest and he’s cherry ripe for this. Having dropped another 7 points in the ratings, he is starting to look well handicapped now and some improvement will be expected this time.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 11 wks. Best MR:79. The break may have done him the world of good. Must improve.

Race 8 – 16:10
1200m – Tab Pays Full Dividend, No Limits Graduation Plate

10 – Ramchandani Road
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 56.0kg
Draw: 7 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 25/1

He was very distressed after his last start which is always a bit of a concern considering that we’ll be expecting him to give us 100% effort here. With that said, he wasn’t disgraced in that comeback run and once again the form of that race has worked out quite nicely. From a fair draw, we’ll be hoping that he has quickly forgotten about his last experience at the races and if that is the case, he should show some improvement in this tough graduation plate.

Winning Form Comment: 2nd run after rest. Best MR:86. Legitimate excuses in latest. Form of his penultimate run stands out.

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