Upcoming Weekend Runners: Turffontein – Saturday 7th March and Hollywoodbets Greyville – Sunday 8th March

Three runners step out for the Hollywood Syndicate this weekend, with BLOW ME DOWN having his first run in handicap company, at Turffontein on Saturday 7th March 2020. Thereafter, both of SIMPLY RUSSIAN and MOCHA ROSE line up in the third race at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday 8th March 2020. See more about their chances here.

Saturday 7th March 2020
Turffontein Standside

Race 12 – 18:10
1160m – MR 80 Handicap

12 – Blow Me Down
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Nooresh Juglall
Wgt: 54.0kg
Draw: 9 (15 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He was an impressive winner last time out, when coming from well off the speed to win going away. The blinkers seemed to do the trick and they will be fitted once again, with Nooresh Juglall retaining the ride. Having left the maidens, he now lines up against some hard knocking handicappers and this will be quite a tough test for the son of Toreador. With that in mind, we’ll be hoping for a top half finish.

Winning Form Comment: Won maiden with ease. Takes on stronger, but may have more to come.

Sunday 8th March 2020
Hollywoodbets Greyville Turf

Race 3 – 13:50
United Business Solutions FM 78 Handicap (Fillies and Mares)

5 – Simply Russian
Trainer: Garth Puller
Jockey: Athandiwe Mgudlwa
Wgt: 60.5kg
Draw: 5 (13 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 10/1

She has her third run after a rest and lands a useful draw for her peak run back. Down in class for this drop in distance, she should have no trouble finding the run of the race just off the early speed and with the pace expected to suit her running style, she should be staying on nicely in the closing stages. If all goes to plan, she should have a useful place chance.

Winning Form Comment: Dropping in the ratings and should be doing her best work late. Mgudlwa’s only ride.

13 – Mocha Rose
Trainer: Duncan Howells
Jockey: Donavan Dillon
Wgt: 59.0kg
Draw: 13 (13 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 33/1

She hasn’t quite been her best in recent times and the long spells between her runs is testament to that. However, this daughter of Mambo In Seattle seems to be past those soundness issues and she now has her second run after a rest, albeit from another very tricky barrier. The 1200m may be short of her best, so Donavan Dillon will be looking to drop her out at the start. Being a filly that likes to make up ground in the closing stages, those tactics could suit and she should have a bit in hand in the closing stages.  If finding a bit of luck in running, she has a quartet chance but we will be satisfied with a top 6 finish.

Winning Form Comment: Better than her last three starts and has claims on best form.

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