Hollywoodbets Greyville
Race 7 - 15:25 - 1600M
Gr 1 Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge


R 1 000 000.00
R 625 000.00
R 200 000.00
R 100 000.00
R 50 000.00
R 25 000.00


Gold Challenge (Grade 1)
Apprentice allowance may be claimed
Course Record
PIRATE'S GOLD
92,99 secs
Same Trainer
(1-7)(4-5)

MagicTips
3
7
1
5
8
Swinger
Exacta
Trifecta
Quartet
Pl/Acc:Leg 5
Pick 6:Leg 4
J/Pot :Leg 3
Field Statistics
Runs
160
Wins
49
Places
72
Stakes
R 19 821 825.00
Wins
30%
Average per runner
Runs
18
Wins
5
Places
8
Stakes
R 2 202 425.00
Places
45%



1600 Metres Hollywoodbets Greyville
Winners from Barrier Draw
Previous 462 races
Places (1-2-3-4) from Barrier Draw

The main event of the day sees RAINBOW BRIDGE and BELGARION renew their rivalry with the former being the first choice. The son of Ideal World has been super-impressive in his last two victories when ridden from off the pace. He loves racing on this course with a record of three wins, three seconds and a third-place finish from eight starts. He won this race in fine style last year and should defend his title. BELGARION was due to run in the Grade 2 WSB 1900, but was scratched. The son of Dynasty has won three times and finished third once from four starts over this distance. S'manga Khumalo takes the ride aboard the classy gelding and if not in need of this outing, he should go close to winning. JET DARK caught the eye when winning the Grade 1 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate last time. He returns from a 22- week break today, during which time he would have strengthened up. The son of Trippi is loaded with class and merits healthy respect. CIRILLO showed good signs of a form return in the Grade 1 Champions Challenge last time. The son of Pomodoro deserves a Grade 1 victory and cannot be left out.

No Horse Length Behind Speed Index Predicted Time Merit Rated Mass Draw Jockey Trainer
No Trainer Jockey Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Place %
1 Snaith J S Fourie R 100 24 19 11 24 54
2 Marshall V H V.Niekerk G 13 3 1 1 23 38
3 Sands A E Ferraris L J 11 2 3 0 18 45
4 Tarry S G Danielson R 100 11 15 7 11 33
5 Tarry S G Hewitson L 100 15 14 14 15 43
6 Howells D C Gumede T 100 14 7 8 14 29
7 Snaith J S Khumalo S 34 1 5 2 3 24
8 Bass-Robinson De Melo K 82 10 6 12 12 34
9 Peter P A Lerena G 100 26 16 11 26 53
9 Runners




1
4/1
130
JET DARK
3 year old Colt b - DOB: 17 Nov 2017
Trippi - Night Jet by Jet Master
Breeder: Drakenstein Stud
Messrs C T Crowe & N Jonsson
Cyclamen, spectrum green crossed sashes, white sleeves, cyclamen cap
Total Runs: 7:4-1-0
Stakes: R 759100
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 0:0-0-0
Distance 2:1-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
58,5 kg
1
9
Fourie R
* 30:6-2-2
Snaith J S
* 30:3-1-2
Previous Form


Won: K10,K15,K15,K16(22 wks). Rested 22 wks. Best MR:109. Grade 1 winner before the break. Chance if returning fit and well.


2
10/1
121
SEEKING THE STARS
3 year old Colt ch - DOB: 14 Sep 2017
Vercingetorix - Schism by Count Dubois
Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Mr R M Sewgoolam
Orange, dark blue 'v' bib, halved sleeves, orange cap, blue peak.
Total Runs: 9:4-1-2
Stakes: R 900750
Sale Price: R 425000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 1:0-1-0
Distance 2:0-1-0
C & D 1:0-1-0

(BA)
58,5 kg
2
9
V.Niekerk G
* 30:8-3-3
Marshall V H
* 30:8-4-1
Previous Form


Won: K12,K14,K14,E14,(6 wks). 3rd run after rest. Best MR:121. Dictated terms well in latest. Linebacker won a Grade 1 next time out.


3
8/10
134
RAINBOW BRIDGE
6 year old Gelding b - DOB: 19 Aug 2014
Ideal World - Halfway To Heaven by Jet Master
Breeder: Wilgerbosdrift/Mauri
Mr & Mrs M L P Rattray
Red and white quartered, red sleeves, quartered cap
Total Runs: 22:10-6-4
Stakes: R 7480625
Sale Price: R 300000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 8:3-3-1
Distance 10:3-2-4
C & D 2:1-0-1

(A)
60 kg
3
9
Ferraris L J
* 30:6-2-3
Sands A E
* 30:2-3-2
Previous Form


Won: K12,K16,K18,L14,K16,K20,D18,D16,K20,D14(6 wks). 2nd run after rest. Best MR:134. Class in the race. Hard to oppose.


4
33/1
125
CHIMICHURI RUN
5 year old Gelding ch - DOB: 10 Oct 2015
Trippi - Spiced Gold by Kahal
Breeder: Drakenstein Stud
Mr C J H van Niekerk
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap
Total Runs: 34:7-6-8
Stakes: R 2005000
Sale Price: R 1100000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 3:1-0-0
Distance 3:0-1-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
60 kg
4
9
Danielson R
* 30:2-6-6
Tarry S G
* 30:5-5-1
Previous Form


Won: Y10,D12,J12,S12,K10,T1160,T1160,(16 wks). Best MR:126. Not disgraced in a Grade 1 last time. Watch.


5
16/1
120
CIRILLO
5 year old Gelding b - DOB: 10 Aug 2015
Pomodoro - Miss Wordsworth by Lake Coniston
Breeder: Riverton Stud
Mr C J H van Niekerk
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap
Total Runs: 33:5-9-8
Stakes: R 5433600
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 6:0-1-3
Distance 11:0-3-2
C & D 3:0-1-0

(BA)
60 kg
5
9
Hewitson L
* 30:6-4-3
Tarry S G
* 30:5-5-1
Previous Form


Won: T1160,T14,K14,K12,T14,(66 wks). Blinkers ON. Best MR:129. Beaten by a top sort in latest. Drops back to a mile.


6
50/1
114
TRIP TO AFRICA
4 year old Gelding b - DOB: 17 Oct 2016
Trippi - African Lily by Horse Chestnut
Breeder: Highlands Farms Stud
Messrs G D Tooch, G L Blank, L M Nestadt, G Piha, J Sarkis & D Yutar
Black, dayglo yellow hoop, armbands and cap, black peak
Total Runs: 16:5-2-1
Stakes: R 331500
Sale Price: R 700000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 6:2-1-0
Distance 5:3-1-1
C & D 2:1-1-0

(BA)
60 kg
-1,5 kg
6
9
Gumede T
* 30:3-3-2
Howells D C
* 30:3-3-2
Previous Form


Won: D12,S12,G16,G16,D16,(11 wks). Best MR:114. Solid record over 1600m. The form of his Drill Hall Stakes run catches the eye. Can place.


7
4/1
130
BELGARION
5 year old Gelding b - DOB: 20 Aug 2015
Dynasty - Riva by Acatenango
Breeder: Mr A N Foster
Mr A N & The Hon Mrs G R Foster
Scarlet, gold crossed sashes, scarlet sleeves with gold circle, gold cap
Total Runs: 12:8-1-2
Stakes: R 2023125
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 2:2-0-0
Distance 4:3-0-1
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
60 kg
7
9
Khumalo S
* 30:2-4-4
Snaith J S
* 30:3-1-2
Previous Form


Won: K12,K16,K16,L20,K18,D19,D22,K16,(26 wks). Rested 19 wks. Best MR:130. Unbeaten on this course. Renews rivalry with number 3.


8
25/1
124
SOVEREIGN SPIRIT
5 year old Gelding b - DOB: 26 Aug 2015
Dynasty - Viva Maria by Jet Master
Breeder: Lammerskraal Stud
Lammerskraal Stud
White, red v bib, hooped sleeves, white cap, red diamond and peak
Total Runs: 17:3-3-4
Stakes: R 393625
Sale Price: R 5750000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 4:1-0-1
Distance 6:1-1-2
C & D 1:0-0-1

(BA)
60 kg
8
9
De Melo K
* 30:3-6-4
Bass-Robinson
* 30:3-5-6
Previous Form


Won: E16,E1950,D22,(46 wks). 2nd run after rest. Best MR:124. Decent comeback run over this C&D. Should strip much fitter.


9
12/1
123
CATCH TWENTYTWO
3 year old Gelding ch - DOB: 06 Oct 2017
Elusive Fort - Ignition Lady by Argonaut
Breeder: Narrow Creek Stud
ASSM Racing Syndicate (Nom: Mr A Chadha) & Mr I Levitan
Grey, dark blue epaulettes and sleeves, dark blue cap, grey stars
Total Runs: 10:3-2-2
Stakes: R 494500
Sale Price: R 120000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 2:0-1-0
Distance 3:1-1-0
C & D 1:0-0-0

(A)
58,5 kg
9
9
Lerena G
* 30:3-7-4
Peter P A
* 30:5-3-4
Previous Form


Won: T14,T16,T14,(23 wks). Best MR:116. Is 2kgs worse off at the weights with number 3 on latest.