Devin Ashby Boots Midweek Feature Winner Home

Hollywood Syndicate mark 400th SA winner

Milnerton trainer Candice Bass-Robinson rounded off a lovely hat-trick at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Wednesday, with the royally bred Silvano gelding Narina Trogon finding his best form to win the inaugural R200 000 non black-type Newlands Stakes.

Showing the benefits of gelding after a fair effort behind subsequent SplashOut Cape Derby disappointment Rockpool in the Politician Stakes in January, Narina Trogon (8-1) was given a fine ride by Devin Ashby, who rode 1kg over.

Devin Ashby drives Narina Trogon up the inside to beat Kitchakal (Sean Veale) in a thrilling finihs to the midweek feature (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Given a chance early, the gelding scythed between Kitchakal and Dance Variety and with smart timing drew clear to win by 0,30 lengths in a time of 87,01 secs.

Kitchakal (11-2) looks overdue to register his second win at any time, while the topweighted favourite King Regent (18-10) was not disgraced in third.

The filly Bonika was given a kind ride by Richard Fourie and produced from some way off the gallop, she appeared to run into trouble and had to be checked off the heels of another runner late in the race. She can be pencilled in as she had no luck here.

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Bred and raced by Drakenstein Stud, Narina Trogon is a son of deceased multiple champion sire Silvano (Lomitas) out of the former SA Horse Of The Year, Beach Beauty (Dynasty). The diminutive darling of the turf won 17 races from 1000m to 2000m, with her five Gr1 victories split three over a mile and two over 1800m.

Narina Trogon has won 2 races with a place from 7 starts for stakes of R189 175.

First of the Bass-Robinson winners was the Boland Stud Philosophise, who registered her second victory in the fifth under Grant van Niekerk to maintain the excellent form of Moutonshoek’s Galileo stallion, The United States.

Aldo Domeyer rode a confident race on the Varsfontein Stud-bred Charlie Croker in the next. The son of Myboycharlie has maintained his form since his maiden strike at his penultimate start and won the R110 000 Class 4 1400m sixth race.

The Hollywood Syndicate had plenty to celebrate when the Ridgemont Stud-bred Inside Story brought up the longstanding racing syndicate’s 400th SA winner in the fourth. Louis Mxothwa rode a confident race on the Dynasty gelding for trainer Brett Crawford.

The day also marked the relaunch of the new-look Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge, which has had an exciting revamp and will be available to play on all local race meetings, as well as Hong Kong and Singapore.

Hollywoodbets offers the all-or-nothing prize to the player, or players, who correctly pick all the winners on any race day – and that’s all local race-meetings, as well as Hong Kong and Singapore!

In a change from the previous jackpot payout formula, the value of the all-or-nothing prize for all the winners on the day is now be determined by the number of runners at the race meeting multiplied by R10 000, for all venues.

Over and above the main aim of finding all the winners, daily prize money of R5 000 for each of the scheduled race meetings is shared by the top 20 players on the points leaderboard at the end of the day.

Today’s winner was Chase94, who was one of two players to find 6 winners on the eight-race card. Chase94 opted to spend a minimum of R50 on his Bet Slip and won R4000.

The top 20 players on the leaderboard share in the must-be-won basic daily prize of R5 000. Bet Slip players who wager the R50 minimum, get their competition winnings doubled.

The Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge can be played free every day!

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