Racing takes place on the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack with seven races carded for this afternoon.
All eyes will be on Summerveld trainer Tienie Prinsloo’s R5 million Betway Gr1 Summer Cup entry Sugar Blast who steps out in the third race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today.
The son of Erupt is the only 3yo in the Summer Cup class of ’23 and was entered at a cost of R10 000 when second stage closed last Tuesday. It costs a further R40 000 at declaration stage to line up in the Highveld flagship race on 25 November.
But owners Peet Boonzaaier and Herman Beukes have a dream and the next chapter for the former Mike de Kock resident continues in a fairly modest MR 88 Handicap today – a race that is on the short side, but which Sugar Blast has to produce a top drawer showing to signal he is ready.
He shed his maiden on the turf over 1900m at Hollywoodbets Greyville, and then followed up with an equally easy victory, notably in good time, over 2000m on the all-weather at the same venue. He is on the hat-trick today and will be ridden by regular pilot, Serino Moodley.
The race is off at 14h10.
Don’t forget about the free-to-play Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge with the first due off at 13h00.
Of the balance of the card, Hollywoodbets-sponsored Trainer Darryl Moore sends out Bosnay in the lucky last. Her last two starts have been good.
She over raced in the Non-Black Type Beach Beauty Mile last time but stayed on well to finish third.
She finished third in her penultimate start on this course. If Muzi Yeni can switch her off early, she should return to winning ways.
Time Together from the Weiho Marwing stable takes his place in Race 4. He set his own fractions up front over 1400m last time and fought back well to get the better of JP Two Thousand.
He meets a similar type of field this afternoon and with the services of 4kgs claiming apprentice Kobeli Lihaba, he can follow up.
Jockeys Chase Maujean and Deryl Daniels will not be riding today.
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- The Bipot starts in the first race at 13h00
- The Place Accumulator starts in the first race at 13h00
- The Pick 6 starts in the second race at 13h35
- The first Jackpot starts in the third race at 14h10
- The second Jackpot starts in the fourth race at 14h50