Upcoming Runners: Vaal – Thursday 18 November 2021

The Hollywood Syndicate has six runners carded at the Vaal on Thursday 18th November 2021. See more about what we are expecting here.

Thursday 18 November 2021

Race 3 – 12:05
1200m – Tellytrack.com MR 94 Divided Handicap (F & M)

5 – Desert Pride
Breeding: Pomodoro – Al Zahra by Al Mufti (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Keagan de Melo
Wgt: 53.5kg
Draw: 5 (8 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 25/1

She needed her last start over this course and distance. She has come on since that outing and is a much fitter horse heading into this race. Keagan de Melo takes the ride and we are hoping to see her return to best form.

Winning Form Comment: 2nd run after rest. Best MR:86. Poor form since back-to-back wins. Needs to improve.

Race 4 – 12:40
1200m – Betontab.co.za MR 75 Divided Handicap (F & M)

6 – Waya Yire
Breeding: Querari (GER) – Southern Pine by Silvano (GER)
Trainer: Mike de Kock
Jockey: Keagan de Melo
Wgt: 57.0kg
Draw: 7 (19 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 3/1

She is very well heading into this race. At home, she seems to be improving all the time. She meets a big field, but will be at peak fitness for this contest and should fight out the finish.

Winning Form Comment: 3rd run after rest. Best MR:79. Fair latest despite overracing. Has peak run and is a leading contender.

Race 5 – 13:12
1400m – Highveld Racing.co.za Middle Stakes

3 – Bowie
Breeding: Twice Over (GB) – Super Model by National Assembly (CAN)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: *Joshwin Solomons -1.5kg
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 7 (10 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

He has been a model of consistency and always finds himself in the finish. He is in a field where he has a good winning chance and hopefully he can contest the finish once again.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:91. Decent latest over shorter. Versatile and is a leading contender.

Race 8 – 15:00
2000m – WSB Presents The Gauteng Summer Cup 27 November MR 80 Handicap

5 – Platinum Sky
Breeding: Silvano (GER) – Princess Royal by Captain Al
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Craig Zackey
Wgt: 57.5kg
Draw: 6 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 2/1

He showed signs of needing his last start over 1600m. He does take on older horses and carries a heavy weight for a three-year-old. However, he is highly thought of by his trainer and he is expected to produce a bold showing.

Winning Form Comment: 2nd run after rest. Best MR:91. Fair comeback run. Should be at home over the extra 400m on offer. Big chance.

8 – Immeasurable
Breeding: Pomodoro – Miss Dillan (ARG) by Numerous (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 56.0kg
Draw: 3 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 14/1

His last two runs haven’t exactly fallen into place for him. Jockey Calvin Habib has ridden him very well in the past. He unbeaten over this distance from two starts and we are hoping to see him return to his best.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:87. Unbeaten over this distance. Went close under Habib in May.

Race 9 – 15:35
1700m – Next Vaal Racemeeting Thursday 25 November Maiden Handicap

11 – Groomedtowin
Breeding: Pomodoro – For The Lads by Trippi (USA)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: S’manga Khumalo
Wgt: 54.5kg
Draw: 4 (17 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 7/1

He produced an encouraging first run for the Syndicate last time. He comes into this race with a nice galloping weight of 54.5kgs and jumps from a good draw of four. S’manga Khumalo retains the ride and he has a decent each way chance.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Tarry SG-2021.09.30. 3rd run after rest. Gelded 2021.07.29. Decent latest for new trainer. Has claims.

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