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Hollywoodbets Greyville today

Father-and-son training combination Robbie and Shannon Hill introduced their subsequent KZN Breeders Horse Of The Year Camphoratus as the Pick 6 bomb in the 2018 Gr3 Flamboyant Stakes and the prospect of another knockout is on the cards in the 2019 renewal of the feature at Hollywoodbets Greyville today.

The festive guaranteed Pick 6 pool, with a 10% top-up bonus for winning tickets taken on course, has proved a winner and today’s popular exotic kicks off in the fourth at 14h20, with R1,7 million the bottom line.

The Gr3 Flamboyant Stakes is run at weight -for-age plus penalties for Group race victories.

Elusive Heart wins the Prix du Cap in 2018 (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

The Glen Kotzen team have been in terrific form down in the Cape and their solid Elusive Fort mare Elusive Heart looks the value in an open race.  She was prepped to run in Grand Heritage, but Mother Nature put the spanner in the works and she missed the chance to take up that engagement. So she could be ready, but that said the 5yo is winless since going all the way in the Gr3 Prix du Cap all the way back in February 2018 down at Kenilworth. That’s hardly put your head down stuff, but with two smart runner-up berths at her last two starts behind smart males, she should play a role in the finish.

Drawn wide at 11, local hope Silent Crusade goes for three on the trot since dislodging her rider at Scottsville back in September. Her two subsequent victories have both been impressive efforts and she is as much as kgs better off with joint topweight Waiting for Change on their last meeting, when she got the better of the Hill filly by a short head.

Vistula beats Gin Fizz in the Joburg Spring Challenge (Pic – JC Photos)

Paul Peter and Warren Kennedy are in red hot form and they team up with Joburg Spring Challenge winner Vistula. The daughter of Ideal World ran a fair fifth (4,15 lengths) behind Celtic Sea in the Gr1 Garden Province last term. She was bumped in the Ipi Tombe last time and a line can be put through that effort.

Roy’s Riviera gets the services of Bernard Fayd’herbe and the advantage of a nice draw. The daughter of So You Think has failed to get a shout in at her last two Joburg features.

Sean Tarry and Anton Marcus team up with Ashaawes mare Aurelia Cotta, who has won her last to outings at home. She is worth including.

Natie Kotzen’s Master Keys has won 4 of her last 6 starts – including a  second cheque at Fairview at her penultimate start. She is widely drawn but is on the up and has quartet prospects.

Longshot Statute – could surprise but wide draw to beat (Pic – Gold Circle)

Those looking for a Pick 6 kicker might want to consider Legislate’s sister Statute. The daughter of Dynasty has been staying on over slightly shorter and, while she has a wide draw to overcome, will be dropped out and running at them late.

Probably not a race to go narrow in the Pick 6, but for the optimists, Vistula and Elusive Heart may be enough.

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