Striker’s Bid To Equal Superman’s Five In Hollywoodbets Durban July

Save the date - 6 July!

Running fresh off his fourth behind Double Superlative in the WSB Cape Town Met in January, Michael Roberts’ dual Gr1 winning 4yo See It Again will next be seen in action in the Hollywoodbets Gr1 Gold Challenge on 8 June.

Currently quoted at 11-2 with the big race sponsors for the Hollywoodbets Durban July on 6 July, the handsome chestnut son of Twice Over is reported to be coming along smartly after a well-deserved break at his birth-place Drakenstein Stud after the Met, and a return to his Summerveld yard in mid March.

See It Again! Piere Strydom and Michael Roberts (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

While his fourth place in the Met was an inexplicable disappointment for his connections, See It Again is on track to go one better in the 128th renewal of Africa’s greatest race, after his runner-up finish behind Winchester Mansion in the Hollywoodbets Durban July last year.

On the question of riding arrangements, Michael Roberts confirmed to the Sporting Post on Wednesday morning that multiple champion jockey Piere Strydom will be in the saddle on 6 July in a personal bid to equal the retired Anton Marcus’ ‘famous five’.

Striker previously won the Durban July in 2016 (The Conglomerate), 2012 (Pomodoro), 2001 (Trademark) and 1996 (London News).

Entries for the Hollywoodbets Gr1 Gold Challenge close at 11h00 on Monday 27 May. Declarations are due on Monday 3 June.

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