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First race off @ 12h40

Eight races are carded at Hollywoodbets Scottsville this afternoon.

Don’t forget about the free-to-play Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge with the first due off at 12h40 and the lucky last is set for 16h45.

Kindly note, that jockey Gavin Lerena will not be riding this afternoon.

Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Peter Muscutt saddles The Shepherd in Race 1.

He produced a promising debut in a competitive Maiden Plate over 1000m on this course.

The manner in which he stayed on at the finish that day was encouraging. The son of Captain Of All would have gained from the experience and should love the rise to 1200m.

With the natural improvement that is expected, he should be the one to beat in this line-up.

Richard Fourie rides The Shepherd for Peter Muscutt in Race 1 (Pic- Chase Liebenberg)

Rodriguez from the Louis Goosen stable takes his place in Race 8.

He finished off his race nicely over 1600m on this course last time but was baulked in the latter stages. He finished 1.30 lengths behind Papa C that day and is 1kg better off at the weights.

There should not be much separating the pair in the run down to the line. He jumps from a handy draw of six and with luck in running, he can return to winning ways.

  • The Bipot starts in the first race at 12h40
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the second race at 13h15
  • The Pick 6 starts in the third race at 13h50
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fourth race at 14h25
  • The second Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 15h00

General Information as at 03 September 07h11

Weather Partly Cloudy, 26 deg, 14 Km/h Easterly Tail wind, Sunset 17:44
Rainfall Last 24 Hours Nil
Rainfall Last 7 Days Nil
Irrigation Last 24 Hours 2mm
Irrigation Last 7 Days 12.5mm
Penetrometer Reading 22 (Standside) 23 (Inside)
Track Condition Good (Both Tracks)
False Rail 5m


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