Hollywoodbets Trainers On Their Runners Today

Some insights from the folk who should know

The Hollywoodbets-sponsored Trainers share their insights on Hollywoodbets Durban July Raceday.

Clinton Binda

Race 12: BLACK EGRET (3) – He jumps from a good draw of three and S’manga Khumalo is booked to ride. 1000m is not his ideal distance but he has the class to win a race of this nature.

Race 12: ESQUEVELLE (7) – Black Egret is preferred from my yard, but I am hoping for a positive run from him.

Fanie Bronkhorst

Race 5: VALIEVA (15) – She is doing very well at home and she has improved a lot after her last victory. I was very happy with her last gallop and I am hoping for her to get in the race with a good draw.

Brett Crawford

Race 3: THE FUTURIST (7) – He was a facile winner of his last start and steps up in distance. I do think that he will be suited to Hollywoodbets Greyville. This will be a tougher test for him, but he is doing well, and you can expect another honest run for him.

Race 3: POMODORO’S JET (8) – He is doing exceptionally well at home and I think he has a fantastic galloping weight. I am expecting a big run from this horse.

Race 5: FATAL FLAW (12) – She has been doing very well at home but obviously takes a step up in class and this is her toughest task to date. She is a filly that I feel is improving and she has an outside chance.

Race 7: WINCHESTER MANSION (9) – He is doing well at home and galloped very well. His preparation has been very good, and we are confident of a good run.

Race 7: ORIENTAL CHARM (11) – He has had a great preparation, he is well weighted and has improved a lot in the last three months. He has a great galloping weight and I feel the draw is well suited to him. I think he is a big runner.

Race 8: HAPPY CHANCE (1) – She has been doing well at home. I feel that it is a competitive field and if she finishes in the first three, I feel that it will be a good run from her.

Race 9: AT MY COMMAND (13) – He comes off a very good run in the Grade 1 Golden Horse Sprint and he is doing exceptionally well at home. Unfortunately, he has a wide draw to overcome which is never easy. On his work and well-being, you can expect a big run from this horse.

Race 9: I AM GIANT (14) – He has a terrible draw to overcome. He ran a fantastic race in the Grade 1 Golden Horse Sprint, and he will be suited to Hollywoodbets Greyville. We need a lot of luck in running for us to be competitive.

Candice Dawson

Race 3: PERFECT WITNESS (16) – She is doing well but will need a lot of luck from the draw.

Race 4: RAISEAHALLELUJAH (8) – He is in a great space and hopefully he will give a good account of himself.

Race 5: LITTLE BALLERINA (11) – She steps up to 1400m. If she sees out the trip, she will be trying her best.

Race 6: TRUTH (11) – He is well in himself but is drawn wide. He takes a step up in class and I am hoping that he is up to the task.

Race 11: JUST BE LEKKER (5) – S’manga Khumalo knows her well now and if all goes according to plan, she should be in with a shout.

Paul Gadsby

Race 1: VISION TO ACHIEVE (12) – She is drawn widest of all and with luck in running, she has a quartet chance.

Louis Goosen

Race 1: CRAZY BLUES (10) – She is very well, and she has a small place chance.

Duncan Howells

Race 8: ASIYE PHAMBILI (7) – Her last start in the Grade 1 SA Fillies Sprint must be ignored. She is very well in herself, she should have no issues stepping up to 1600m and she is ideally suited to Hollywoodbets Greyville. It is a competitive field but with luck in running, it would be no surprise to see her fight out the finish.

Race 9: CRUISE CONTROL (5) – He ran an exceptionally good race in the Grade 1 Golden Horse Sprint last time. I feel that he has improved since that run and with the natural speed that he shows, he should be suited to Hollywoodbets Greyville. Sean Veale retains the ride and he should be competitive.

Peter Muscutt

Race 1: NELLIE MELBA (14) – Reserve runner 2.

Race 3: ROCKIE REEF (15) – She jumps from a deep 15 draw and will have to be at her very best against the boys to get into the mix.

Race 4: DOWN TO BUSINESS (16) – He is not well treated under the weight conditions of the race. He was a solid winner of his last start in the Listed Lonsdale Stirrup Cup and stepping up to 3000m is no concern. He should be in the mix again.

Race 6: COLD SHINE (9) – He went too hard upfront last time. Stepping up to 1400m appears to be what he wants. This is a very competitive event against quality colts. If he brings his A-game, he can run into the money.

Race 9: QUASIFORSURE (11) – He is in a very good space again after disappointing in his last start. He needs a strong tempo up front to show his great turn of foot. If he gets that, he should be involved.

Race 10: FORMAGEAR (10) – He drops back to a mile after failing to stay the 1900m last time. He is fit, well and should earn.

Race 10: THE SHEPHERD (11) – He continues to improve after running second to subsequent Grade 1 winner, Dave The King. He is awkwardly drawn in barrier 11 but does have a light weight to assist. A repeat of his last run will see him being competitive.

Race 12: B FIFTYTWO (5) – He is fit and well ahead of his race over 1000m. This is a very open looking contest, but he is very consistent and is a must for quartets.

Kumaran Naidoo

Race 1: BOSNAY (7) – She is doing well at home and I am expecting a much better run.

Race 11: REEFWAY (3) – She meets a strong field and can finish in the placings.

MJ Odendaal

Race 4: DANSE MILORD (1) – She ran a reasonable race in the Grade 2 Track And Ball Oaks last time. The 3000m could be right up her alley and if staying the distance, I feel that she could be in with a chance.

Race 4: BASIE RAAKVAT (9) – He is not in this league and this run will show us how well he stays.

Race 6: THE SPECIALIST (13) – He is a very smart horse. The obvious concern is his wide draw of 13 and with luck in running, he will be a massive runner. His preparation has gone very well.

Stuart Pettigrew

Race 11: CAPTAIN PEG (1) – She is very well. From pole position over this course and distance, I feel that she has an each way chance.

Garth Puller

Race 2: QUEUE WING (2) – I am expecting him to run a good race. It is his second run after a rest, but he could be in the quartets.

Race 11: WONDERFUL (8) – She is not distance suited and I am hoping for a nice run.

Corne Spies

Race 2: WYZEACT (10) – I am expecting another good run from a wide draw. 1400m should suit him well.

Race 12: CHOCOLATE SOLDIER (1) – He is a big runner from draw one and I give him a good winning chance.

Gareth van Zyl

Race 1: RANI OF JHANSI (6) – She is doing well and should be competitive.

Race 1: VIHAAN’S QUEEN (8) – She is up in the ratings and I am hoping for another honest effort.

Race 1: KISSHOTEN (11) – She is doing well at home and can be competitive.

Race 2: WYLIE RYLIE (9) – He may need to drop in the ratings, and I am hoping for an honest effort.

Race 7: FLAG MAN (17) – He is progressing, and this will be his third run after a rest. He is responding to everything that we ask of him and we are very happy with his preparation. We expect to see further improvement from him in the big one.

Race 11: SHIPHOLIA (4) – She is doing well at home and I think that she will go well in this race.

Race 12: QUANDARY (11) – The 1000m on the polytrack is probably not his forte and I am hoping that he runs on well.

Alyson Wright

Race 2: IBUTHO (5) – He is taking on a competitive field, but he runs well over this course and distance. He is very fit, well and I am expecting a good run.

Race 10: NOBLE CITY (4) – I was pleased with his run, last Saturday. He has taken the run well and I feel that he will be competitive.

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