Upcoming Runners: Vaal – Thursday 20 January 2022

The Hollywood Syndicate has three runners carded at Vaal on Thursday 20 January 2022. See what we are expecting here.

Thursday 20 January 2022

Race 1 – 11:45
1200m – #ThisIsRacing Welcomes You Work Riders Maiden Plate (F & M)

8 – Hydrangea
Breeding: Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) – Tally Blue (USA) by Dixieland Band (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: *Siyabonga Mkhumbuzi
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 7 (8 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

She is returning from a 20-week break, during which time she has furnished and strengthened up. She will be at her best when trying further and this race will bring her on for her next start.

Winning Form Comment: Rested 20 wks. Would have strengthened up during the break. Should improve.

Race 4 – 13:30
1400m – Computaform Work Riders Maiden Plate

6 – Soweto Spina
Breeding: Var (USA) – Jettin’ Along by Jet Master
Trainer: Candice Dawson
Jockey: *Tshepiso Matsoele
Wgt: 59.0kg
Draw: 4 (12 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

The son of Var gets the services of one of the best work riders in the form of Tshepiso Matsoele. He is doing really well at home and is looking great. He will strip much fitter for this race and has an each way chance.

Winning Form Comment: 2nd run after rest. Fair form and should strip fitter. Don’t ignore.

Race 5 – 14:05
1400m – Play Soccer 6, 10 And 13 Work Riders Maiden Plate (F & M)

9 – Iphiko
Breeding: Trippi (USA) – Valor Red by Western Winter (USA)
Trainer: Mike de Kock
Jockey: *Chamu Mabaya
Wgt: 59.0kg
Draw: 9 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 15/10

She is doing well at the moment and her trainer is happy with her heading into this race. She has definitely come on since her last run and will love the step up to 1400m. The daughter of Trippi is expected to run very well and she has a winning chance.

Winning Form Comment: 2nd run after rest. Should relish the extra 400m on offer. The one to beat.

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