Two competitive runners line up at the start of the 8th Race at the Vaal for the Hollywood Syndicate, on Tuesday 21 July 2020. Both should feature prominently if finding their best form. See more about the chances of Blow Me down and Strikeitlikeamatch here.
Tuesday 21 July 2020
Race 8 – 16:25
1200m – Visit Tabonline Classified Stakes
3 – Blow Me Down
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Jeffrey Syster (-2.5kg)
Draw: 10 (17 Runners)
Current Betting: 12/1
He gave a useful account of himself when having his first “post-lockdown” outing and that run seems to have brought him on in leaps and bounds. He does find himself under tougher weight conditions here and that will certainly present a suitable test for this son of Toreador. Apprentice, Jeffrey Syster claims the 2,5kg’s off his back which will certainly help and being the type of horse who likes to be left alone in the early parts of his races, he should be suited to the expected early tempo and we’ll be looking for a big finish here. He should have a good place chance, with a fair winning chance.
Winning Form Comment: 2nd run after rest. Best MR:76. 5.5kgs better off with number 12 on latest, respect.
15 – Strikeitlikeamatch
Trainer: Barend Botes
Jockey: Reserve Runner
Current Betting: 14/1
That very disappointing effort last time out can be best forgotten, as he clearly needed the run more than the stable expected. A first reserve runner here we’ll be hoping he gets a run so we can see some quick improvement from this old campaigner.
Winning Form Comment: 2nd run after rest. Best MR:82. Poor comeback run, chance on prior form.