Red Rackham Can Play Captain Today

First due off @ 12h30

Hollywoodbets Kenilworth hosts today’s racemeeting with the first on an eight-race programme due off at 12h30.

Punters stand a chance to win big with the daily free-to-play Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge – get your selections in now and give yourself more chances to win!


Trainer Vaughan Marshall sends out Coastal Commander in Race 6. He was not disgraced when fourth in the SplashOut  Gr1 Cape Derby last time.

He finished second in his only attempt over this course and distance.

The son of Lancaster Bomber is the best weighted runner in this contest and if all goes according to plan, he should be the one to beat.

Gareth van Zyl is hopeful that Red Rackham will find himself in the winner’s enclosure this afternoon  (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Red Rackham from the Gareth van Zyl stable takes his place in Race 4.

He showed good improvement in his last start with the tongue-tie and ear muffs fitted.

He raced from a handy position but was outrun late. The son of William Longsword carries a light mass of 50.5kgs thanks to the services of 4kgs claiming apprentice Brevan Plaatjies.

With a bit of luck from his awkward draw of eight, he may find himself in the winner’s enclosure.

  • Craig Bantam (Medically Indisposed)

  • Race 4 – #13 STATE CAPITOL – 155 day break – recovering from a virus.
  • Race 7 – #6 LADY LOOK ALIKE – 144 day break – rest.

General Information as at 24 April 07h51
Weather Partly Cloudy, 12 kph Southerly Head Wind
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 30mm
Penetrometer Reading 20 (Both Tracks)
Track Condition Good (Both Tracks)
False Rail Summer Course: Inside rail in original position on back straight with a 4m spur at 600m mark
  • The Bipot starts in the first race at 12h30
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the second race at 13h05
  • The Pick 6 starts in the third race at 13h45
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fourth race at 14h20
  • The second Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h55


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