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Race 3 No 3 Jackpot
The Sharon Kotzen-trained Jackpot Jewel was backed to 23-20 hotpot favourite in Port Elizabeth debut and although he was beaten, he ran an absolute cracker to finish second behind Barberton Silver on the Turf track.
The switch to the synthetic surfaces shouldn’t raise too much of a concern. He clearly loves this distance having recorded two seconds and a third from four appearances.
It also bodes well that the runner who is weighted to win – Falling For You – is returning from a layoff and is most likely going to fall victim to ring-rust.
Race 1 No 1 Hollywood Thunder
At this point, you really can not blame a punter for giving up on the Gavin Smith-trained Hollywood Thunder
She was been heavily backed to favourite in her last five appearances and has sadly failed to produce the goods for punters, finishing second in all those runs! There is a belief that these professional maidens tend to win the one race you bet against them in. On this evidence, it could be wise to give this daughter of Pomodoro one more chance.
Hollywood Thunder is well positioned in stall gate 4 and will benefit immensely from the fact she tops the best-weighted column.
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