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Winning Form Strike On Opening Day

7 winners for Graeme Hawkins!

It’s definitely not a one day game, but the Sporting Post national tipping panel produced some fireworks at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Saturday.

The new initiative, aimed at bringing the various form-guide publications together on one platform for feature days, with a few wildcards in the mix, proved a success on the opening raceday.

Ultra Magnus is denied by Callan Murray and Warrior’s Rest (Pic- Candiese Lenferna)

All the eight tipsters nominated Celtic Sea for first and she proved the right banker selection when winning the SA Fillies Sprint for the second consecutive year.

Besides being denied a maiden Gr1 success as an owner by a short head when Warrior’s Rest pipped Ultra Magnus in the Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint, Gold Circle’s Graeme Hawkins struck with seven winners tipped on the ten-race programme.

Despite his red-hot form, Hawkins was beaten to the line by Winning Form, who tipped three winners, including the Golden Horse Sprint trifecta of 5-10-9, which paid R 1141-90 for a R1 outlay.

Sporting Post was in third position.

Computaform’s Germaine Maharaj, Gold Circle’s Andrew Harrison and the Cape-based Kingpin also tipped three winners each.

The points allocation is based on a weighting of the finishing position and dividend of the 1-2-3 selections in each race.

Thanks to everybody who participated and watch this space for the next feature day guide.

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10 comments on “Winning Form Strike On Opening Day

  1. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Well done Graham Hawkins, great tipping, and with your horse Ultra Magnus, close, next time 👍🏼

    To Uncle Den 👍🏼👍🏼 great to see some local wins

  2. Jean says:

    That’s a tremendous strike rate for both Graeme Hawkins and Winning Form!
    Changing the subject, why does Tellytrack continue with this garbage of virtual racing late at night, after all the live stuff. Never seen so much rubbish, so boring and false, it doesn’t make any sense. Bring back interesting shows related to local racing, breeding and racing personalities. When I see the exact same computerised horses galloping to the start, I change channels as quickly as possible. I know it’s a Betting World thing, but it’s a total switch off!

    1. Editor says:

      Jean, welcome – please use your name & surname

  3. John Mynhardt says:

    HI Jay August. As promised I’m posting some of my ideas here. Will try and post at least 1 every day for the foreseeable future.

    1. Currently all casinos and entertainment centres are closed due to Covid-19 and I don’t see them opening up very soon. There are also minimal live sporting events on television for people to watch. Especially over weekends. The exception is SA Horse Racing. But this massive opportunity is not grabbed with both hands !!! I have not seen or heard one add & information on making the wider public aware than they can following and instead of going to a casino enjoy similar entertainment live with SA Horse racing.
    a. There needs to be an immediate information campaign in news papers, television, sms and social medial to inform the wider public (not just current horse racing fans) of this fact. A well thought out social media campaign does not need to be expensive. I have lots of ideas around this can be done.
    b. I believe live racing must once again be broadcast on a radio station as in the golden years. Also have pre-race panel radio discussions in african languages. And as for Teletrack, SA Horse racing belongs to the public and as such during this period move live racing from a ‘paid’ DSTV channel to a public SABC channel for only the hours of the live SA racing. This will broaden the number of ‘eyes’ viewing SA horse racing and start the process to build real passion for SA horse racing among the public.
    c. The step above will thus also include the possibility of a wider range of companies willing to advertise in these time slot. The public would much rather look at ads between races than right in the middle of local soap etc.

    Will post another at later stage.

  4. barry dunnett says:

    Nothing to beat a radio racing commentary,John.

    And the Denman brothers had this so well covered, including on-course betting updates. It was electrifying being there, to be honest, not to mention the showmanship of the on-course bookmakers.

    A real pity its all gone.

  5. Steve Reid says:

    John perhaps you self-isolating from reality and haven’t heard developments in the past weeks. Casinos are already open and operating albeit with strict measures in place. As for sports, on the international front the majority of “major” sports are up and running and betting has been conducted for weeks now.. All of the popular soccer leagues in Europe are functioning, rugby is a go in Aus and NZ, tennis is going, MMA is running. The UK and France are racing. International cricket resumes this week. What I’m trying to say is the boat has sailed and the volume punting sports are catered for..

    As for a radio station broadcasting races, this has merit, although I think its much more important to get totes open to the man on the street under controlled conditions.

  6. Jonathan Harris says:

    “self isolating from reality”…😂😂

  7. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Hey Pieta, hoor die Een. Nou dat Steve noem van Casinos wat oop is…

    SunCoast casino not far from Greyville has brand new spot for Smokers only

    Hulle se die manne en vroue mag Rook, nou hoe de d*nner werk dit. Wait till the Auntie finds out…

    Aah John racing commentary on the radio, those were the days. Unlikely it’ll make it back, unless SABC maybe ?

    Look fwd to your post when you talk how the Totes can get better. I’ll jump the gun and say in KZN, HWBets should take over the lot – lock, stock and tote

  8. John Mynhardt says:

    Sorry. I copied from an old version of my doc. New one is changed. Although casinos are open. How full are they really ? Same with restaurants and other entertainment.
    Pls try and add some ideas instead. Fact – Racing is in trouble. If you ask the man in the street when the July will be ran… 99% dont know. 20 years ago it was totally different.

  9. Pieta Louw. says:

    Hey Cecil, wherever you go rook die mense n hond uit n bos uit.

    Gehoor van die casino rook plek……net jammer n ou kan nie n druiwe sap bestel nie……sou sommer ingebook het want ek is volgende week daar op besigheid.

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