Striker Flies In For Three Rides

Don't leave the veteran out!

Piere Strydom flies in from Mauritius for only three rides at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday.

The first of those is on Sarah for the hot in-form Paul Peter yard in the newly upgraded Gr2 Umkhomazi Stakes.

Piere Strydom – long way for three rides

The race has attracted a capacity quality field – including four members of the fairer sex.

Trainers have achieved some success with the strategy of running their fillies, for a host of tactical reasons, against the boys – Sean Tarry and Tobie Spies probably the two standout tacticians.

Interestingly, for Saturday’s race, two of the quartet of fillies are amongst the Sporting Post’s top-rated trio.

Sarah is top of our ratings and this daughter of What A Winter will have plenty in her favour with Piere Strydom in the irons and the advantage of a 1 draw. She is a  winner of three of her six starts, with her worst ever run being ten lengths behind Mercury Sprint candidate Frosted Gold in the SA Nursery.

African Warrior – progressive sort (Pic – Candiese Marnewick)

She will have to be  at her best to beat recent KZN Yearling Sale Million winner African Warrior. Dean Kannemeyer’s smart Vercingetorix gelding has been a model of consistency but now has to contend with a bad draw.

Superfast Singforafa could be dangerous (Pic – Candiese Marnewick)

Drawn just inside of him, the superfast Strelitzia Stakes winner Singforafa reverts to the sprints after being outgunned and fading in the Golden Slipper.

Mike de Kock’s Alramz may be better suited to the 1200m after being caught late by Kaydens Pride in the 1400m Gatecrasher Stakes. He looks a promising sort and can make amends here.

The upwardly mobile Gauteng raider De La Cruz has won 3 of his 4 starts and with Richard Fourie in the irons will have his supporters. It won’t be easy from the 11 draw at his first start at Hollywoodbets Greyville., though.

Master Jay looks held by African Warrior on their KZN Yearling Sale Million clash.

It looks tough for the balance.

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