Upcoming Runners: Turffontein – Thursday 19 May 2022

The Hollywood Syndicate has six runners carded at Turffontein on Thursday 19 May 2022. See what we are expecting here.

Thursday 19 May 2022
Turffontein

Race 5 – 14:40
1160m – 4Racing.tv MR 80 Handicap

6 – Moya Wa LaLiga
Breeding: Rafeef (AUS) – Mrs Everest (IRE) by Galileo (IRE)
Trainer: B Botes / Y Vosloo
Jockey: S’manga Khumalo
Wgt: 57.5kg
Draw: 2 (10 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 4/1

He ran a very good race when finishing second over 1200m last time. He is drawn on the wrong side of the track, but gets the services of top jockey S’manga Khumalo. It is a competitive field, but he is capable of fighting out the finish.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:81. Just pipped in this class last time. Trainers only runner and can make amends.

Race 6 – 15:15
1160m – Racehorse Owners Association MR 96 Handicap

6 – Dockofthebay
Breeding: Rafeef (AUS) – Sausalito Bay by Trippi (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: *Joshwin Solomons
Wgt: 56.5kg
Draw: 7 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He is returning from a 20-week break, during which time he was gelded. He is showing good work at home, but is expected to be in need of this outing. This run will bring him on for future races.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 20 wks. Gelded 2022.01.04. Best MR:97. First run as a gelding. Has ability and can improve.

Race 6 – 15:15
1160m – Racehorse Owners Association MR 96 Handicap

7 – Grappler
Breeding: Trippi (USA) – Princess Milo by Fort Wood (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 56.0kg
Draw: 5 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 10/1

He is returning from a 17-week break. His trainer is of the opinion that he will run well fresh. He is expected to be finishing his race off strongly and should be right there at the finish.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 17 wks. Best MR:89. The break may have been what he needed. Has claims on fair C&D record.

Race 6 – 15:15
1160m – Racehorse Owners Association MR 96 Handicap

8 – Hope Is Power
Breeding: Soft Falling Rain – Sarasota by Kahal (GB)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: JP van der Merwe
Wgt: 55.0kg
Draw: 6 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 25/1

He lost many lengths leaving the starting stalls last time. The son of Soft Falling Rain returns from a 12-week break. We are hoping to see him jump on terms and show improvement.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 12 wks. Best MR:89. Cost himself at the start last time. Shoulders a handy galloping weight and can improve.

Race 7 – 15:45
1600m – www.highveldracing.co.za MR 80 Handicap

10 – Vengeance Forever
Breeding: Futura – Gold Trip by Trippi (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 53.0kg
Draw: 6 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 10/1

He won his maiden in fine style over this distance last time. He has taken that run well and will carry a nice low mass of 53kgs. He does take on stronger company, but he has the ability to run a big race and be competitive.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:73. Comfortable winner in latest over this distance. Should be up to the task at hand.

Race 8 – 16:15
1000m – Next Turffontein Meeting Sunday 29 May MR 72 Handicap

1 – Who’s That Star
Breeding: Var (USA) – Tiger’s Touch (AUS) by Where’s That Tiger (USA)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 60.5kg
Draw: 9 (15 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He was in need of his last two starts after returning from a 17-week break. He is having his peak run and will come into this race fit. He does take a slight drop in class and if jumping on terms, he should return to form.

Winning Form Comment: 3rd run after rest. Best MR:84. Is 1kg better off at the weights with number 3 on latest. Has peak run.

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