Upcoming Runners: Vaal – Thursday 23 December 2021

The Hollywood Syndicate has five runners carded at Vaal on Thursday 23 December 2021. See what we are expecting here.

Thursday 23 December 2021

Race 1 – 12:00
1200m – #ThisIsRacing Welcomes You Maiden Plate

8 – Afropolitan
Breeding: Master Of My Fate – Als Secret by Captain Al
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Craig Zackey
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 15 (15 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 33/1

He was disappointing on debut over 1400m. He over raced in the early stages and that is why the trainer has brought him back to the 1200m. We are hoping to see improvement.

Winning Form Comment: Needed debut on this course. Drops in trip and needs to show more.

Race 3 – 13:05
1600m – Computaform Online MR 66 Handicap

7 – Groomedtowin
Breeding: Pomodoro – For The Lads by Trippi (USA)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Gavin Lerena
Wgt: 58.0kg
Draw: 14 (15 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 10/1

He produced a moderate effort in his first run out the maidens. He is back on the course where he won his maiden. Gavin Lerena is booked for the ride and we are hoping to see improvement.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:74. Moderate handicap debut in KZN. Lerena takes the ride and can improve.

Race 4 – 13:35
1500m – Play Soccer 6, 10 And 13 MR 80 Handicap

7 – Tambora
Breeding: Trippi (USA) – Ash Cloud by Black Minnaloushe (USA)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Craig Zackey
Wgt: 56.5kg
Draw: 2 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He was in need of his first two starts for the Syndicate. He is having his peak run and is in a good space. It is a competitive field, but he should improve to run into the placings.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Snaith J S-2021.09.01. 3rd run after rest. Best MR:85. Two moderate runs on this course. Others better.

Race 6 – 14:40
1200m – www.highveldracing.co.za MR 94 Handicap (F & M)

2 – Full Velocity
Breeding: Philanthropist (USA) – Circle Of Speed (AUS) by Sebring (USA)
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 60.5kg
Draw: 2 (9 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 3/1

She is carded to race at Turffontein on Monday. Her best form has been over this distance and provided that she takes her run well, she should be competitive.

Winning Form Comment: 2nd run after rest. Best MR:95. *Carded To Race – 20.12.2021.

Race 8 – 15:50
1000m – Next Vaal Racemeeting Thursday 30 December 2021 Classified Stakes

14 – Soweto Rose
Breeding: Soft Falling Rain – Vinha (IRE) by Danehill Dancer (IRE)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Craig Zackey
Wgt: 56.0kg
Draw: 18 (20 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 7/1

It is a big field and Classified Stakes races tend to suit the girls as they get a weight allowance. He is in a good space heading into this race and should be competitive with Craig Zackey in the saddle.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:74. Showed good improvement last time in KZN. Chance if suited to this course.

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