Racing Stars – Charl Plays His Natural Game To Win

The show moves to Vaal on Thursday

The man who wrote the text-book on how to punt on the horses put a dazzling winning performance together on Day 19 of the Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge Racing Stars at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Wednesday.

Veteran Charl Pretorius is one of the senior members of the 42 strong Racing Stars group and the seasoned racing man is also the author of the 2007 published ’10 Habits Of Highly Effective Horseplayers’.

The book is available on Amazon.

Talking to the Sporting Post after beating colleagues Neil Andrews and Craig Peters to register his second win in the competition that commenced on 1 April, Charl said that after finishing last at Turffontein on Tuesday he had a heart-to-heart chat with Neil Andrews.

“It’s uncanny that, less than 24 hours before we discussed the strategy of punting for a lengthy time, we run first and and second! We initially thought that we’d go with the fancied horses. But our brains are wired differently as ordinary punters. We want to find value and the hidden gems. The competition and the pressures that go with competing in an open league with colleagues might unwittingly have forced us to play an unnatural game,” said the man from Paternoster.

He added that it’s a great idea and full marks to Hollywoodbets.

“It has us all talking and many old ties and relationships have been rekindled. I am not going to sound too confident but I am already looking at the Vaal card for Thursday. That said, I also believe we are only as good as our last win!” he laughed.

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Incredible connections! Charl (far right) pictured back in the day with Mike de Kock and Robert Garner

The new fun competition hosted within the Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge platform for South Africa’s racing presenters, personalities, commentators and journalists pits the faces and voices of racing against each other, competing on every South African race meeting, covering KZN, Western Cape, Gauteng, and Eastern Cape.

For regular players the Racing Stars are also in position on the daily leaderboard – so it’s a chance for every punter countrywide to pit their individual skills against the professionals!

For the 30 days of April, there is R27 000 up for grabs, with a R500 daily Racing Stars winner takes-it-all prize for each race meeting. There is also R3 000 in prize money for the weekly Racing Stars competition, with R2 500 going to the weekly winner with the most points, and R500 to the player with the most winners for that week.

The game is simple and FREE to play. So take up the challenge and take on the stars today!

All you need to do is login to the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge website with your Hollywoodbets account.

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