Upcoming Runners: Vaal Classic – Tuesday 15 February 2022

The Hollywood Syndicate has four runners carded at Vaal Classic on Tuesday 15 February 2022. See what we are expecting here.

Tuesday 15 February 2022
Vaal Classic

Race 4 – 13:35
2400m – Computaform Online Middle Stakes

2 – Black Thorn
Breeding: Pomodoro – Ebony Rose by Dynasty
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Gavin Lerena
Wgt: 58.0kg
Draw: 12 (13 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 3/1

He has won his last two starts well and is in the right type of field today. He is having his final preparation for a feature race in the beginning of March. He is drawn wide, but will be running on and has a winning chance.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:87. Unbeaten over this distance and goes for hat-trick. Raiseahallelujah won next time.

Race 7 – 15:10
1000m – Play Soccer 6, 10 And 13 MR 96 Handicap

11 – Hope Is Power
Breeding: Soft Falling Rain – Sarasota by Kahal (GB)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Jason Gates
Wgt: 53.5kg
Draw: 10 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 7/1

He takes a steep rise in class and meets a very competitive field. He does carry a handy galloping mass of 53.5kgs and the stable of hoping for a good run. He can earn a cheque and finish in the first four.

Winning Form Comment: 3rd run after rest. Best MR:89. Not disgraced in KZN last time. Hampton Court went close next time.

Race 8 – 15:45
1000m – Next Vaal Racemeeting Thursday 17 February MR 80 Handicap

3 – Goliath Heron
Breeding: Master Of My Fate – Water Bird by Silvano (GER)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: *Jeffrey Syster
Wgt: 60.5kg
Draw: 9 (13 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 10/1

He won a good race in his last start over the same course and distance. He meets a very similar type of field this time around and has a good chance of following up with another victory.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:102. Won latest well in this class. Grindelwald went close next time.

Race 8 – 15:45
1000m – Next Vaal Racemeeting Thursday 17 February MR 80 Handicap

6 – Shinnecock
Breeding: Var (USA) – Acquavella (GB) by Danehill Dancer (IRE)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 58.5kg
Draw: 5 (13 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 10/1

He was in need of his first run for the Syndicate after returning from a 17-week break. He is showing good work at home and improvement is expected. He is capable of causing an upset in this field.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Snaith JS-2021.09.14. 2nd run after rest. Best MR:82. Needed comeback run. Should strip fitter.

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