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Barrier trial a winner

PUBLISHED: May 25, 2022

David Thiselton Gavin van Zyl conducted a barrier trial with five unraced two-year-olds before yesterday’s meeting and owing to the success of the excercise more trainers might follow suit in this initiative. Gold Circle went out of their way to accomodate the trial and even went as far as having saddle cloths with the runners’ […]

Fourie keeps fishing in the right waters

PUBLISHED: May 25, 2022

Andrew Harrison Whether you have just a passing interest in horse racing, a died-in-the-wool racing fan or a DStv surfer who happens onto the channel, if you wanted to be educated on some of the intricacies of the sport, the first two races at Hollywoodbets Greyville yesterday will have enlightened most. Richard Fourie is at […]

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Vaal Thursday 26 May – Comments by David Thiselton

PUBLISHED: May 25, 2022

RACE 1: Preview: MON TRESOR (1) is the form choice and Joe Gwingwizha rides. SUPER SECRET (12) made a fair debut and can improve. NELLIE BLY (10) also still has scope for improvement. (David Thiselton 1-12-10)  RACE 2: Preview: PARKER GETRIX (6) has decent form over this trip. ELECTRIC GOLD (16) made a fair debut and can improve […]

Greengrowthelilacs to get the ball rolling

PUBLISHED: May 24, 2022

Andrew Harrison Hollywoodbets Scottsville was drenched with nearly 100mm on Saturday and Sunday but not nearly as much as Hollywoodbets Greyville that recorded over 180mm into Sunday morning. The Scottsville meeting was eventually abandoned and Monday’s scheduled meeting moved to the poly at Hollywoodbets Greyville today where the combination of Dean Kannemeyer and stable jockey […]

Pomp And Power’s July weight looks pretty safe

PUBLISHED: May 24, 2022

David Thiselton The unfortunate scratching of Double Superlative from the Daily News 2000 and Hollywoodbets Durban July might have played into the hands of his Justin Snaith-trained stablemate Pomp And Power, who is a strong 9/10 and 5/1 favourite for the respective events with the July sponsor.  Pomp And Power thus goes into the Daily […]