Mrs Geriatrix Is R20 Million Pick 6 Banker

First race is off at 11h45

Hollywoodbets Durban July day has arrived, and the sun is shining down brightly.

Twelve races are carded with ten feature events.

Don’t forget about the free-to-play Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge and if you tip all twelve winners on the card, you can win R20 million. There is a R2 million Pick 6 carryover with a likely pool of R20 million.

The first race is off at 11h45.

Lord William from the Glen Kotzen stable takes his place in the Grade 3 SplashOut 2200 and he represents decent each-way value.

He ran a creditable race when third in the Grade 3 Hollywoodbets Dolphins Cup Trial last time. Despite taking a keen hold in the early stages, the manner in which he stayed on at the finish was encouraging.

The son of William Longsword is holding his form well and if Serino Moodley is able to switch him off early, he can notch up his fourth career victory.

Trainer Sean Tarry saddles Mrs Geriatrix in the Grade 2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper and she is the best bet on the programme.

Mrs Geriatrix could be the banker today (Pic – JC Photos)

She is unbeaten from four starts and was super-impressive when winning the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship last time. The manner in which she drew clear of the opposition that day suggests that she should not have any issues with the 1400m.

The daughter of Vercingetorix is the class horse in the race and should keep her unbeaten record intact.

The confident first selection in the Grade 1 Hollywoodbets Durban July is See It Again from the Michael Roberts stable.

The son of Twice Over has had the perfect preparation heading into this race. He was super-impressive when winning the Grade 1 Daily News 2000 last time and should have won easier than the official margin suggests.

He will have no issues with the rise to 2200m and he jumps from a handy draw of seven. Piere Strydom has won this race four times and will give him all the necessary assistance from the saddle.

General Information as at 01 July 07h37
Weather Fine, 5% chance of rain, 22degs, 5-10kph North Easterly Head Wind
Rain Report June: 115.5mm – May: 180mm
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 115.5mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Penetrometer Reading 26
Track Condition Turf: Good to Soft – Poly: Standard
False Rail Races 1-6 = 6m rail. Races 7-10 = 2.5m Spur
  • The first Jackpot starts in the first race at 11h45
  • The first Bipot starts in the second race at 12h25
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the third race at 13h05
  • The Pick 6 starts in the fourth race at 13h40
  • The second Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h20
  • The second Bipot starts in the seventh race at 16h00
  • The third Jackpot starts in the ninth race at 17h30.

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