Sikhulu a Scottsville banker

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Sikhulu a Scottsville banker

WARREN AND BARBARA KENNEDY

Sikhulu brings feature-race form into a Maiden Plate and that makes him the best bet on Sunday’s card at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.

The Wayne Badenhorst and Barbara Kennedy-trained runner finished third on debut, beaten 1.10 lengths by Crested Eagle, and the grey son of Capetown Noir followed that up with a 1.90-length third behind Kuuma in a feature race.

Crested Eagle was also in that race and finished second, 0.90 lengths ahead of Sikhulu, thus confirming the form of their earlier race.

Kuuma and Crested Eagle further boosted that form by finishing second and fourth respectively in the Grade 2 Umkhomazi Stakes.

Sikhulu then went on to contest a valuable sales race where, despite a wide draw and ending up too far back, produced the second fastest 400m to finish to go down just 2.60 lengths to useful Bard Of Avon.

Now gelded, he returns to contest a Maiden Plate over 1200m in Race 3 in which he is at least 8.5kg better handicapped than any of his opposition.

He also has the services of Warren Kennedy.

Cape Star, who takes his place in Race 4, another Maiden Plate over 1200m, should make it a quick double for the favourites. This four-year-old was eye catching on debut and it is interesting to see such a well-bred individual racing in KwaZulu-Natal rather than the Western Cape where he is owned and was bred.

He has started his career late and was gelded a ear back so perhaps he has his issues and his connection may have preferred to start his career in a province with weaker horses. As far as his form line is concerned, he only found one better on debut in Lunarcam, who could be quite useful. Three and four lengths back respectively were subsequent winners Rainbow Spirit and Lord Varys, and that gives a further boost to Cape Star’s chances.

 

Jack Milner’s selections

Race 1:  4 Grey View, 10 Bugsy Malone, 7 Drogarati, 9 Gold Ensign

Race 2:  3 Grey Linngari, 6 National Flag, 5 Deputy Marshall, 1 Coral Copy

Race 3:  7 Sikhulu, 6 Running Rifles, 4 Cyber Time, 10 Colour Master

Race 4:  2 Cape Eagle, 3 One Shot Wonder, 5 Granddaddy Purple, 9 Pashtunwali

Race 5:  1 Ideal Act, 5 Allaroundtheworld, 10 Double Edge, 9 Tommy The Kidd

Race 6:  1 Retail Therapy, 7 Baby Africa, 5 Soiree, 6 Loving The Victory

Race 7:  10 Princekresh, 9 Light That Loose, 8 Captain Oupie, 1 Bwana

Race 8:  2 Victory Twist, 9 Love The View, 1 Hasta Manana, 3 Master Ofthe North

 

BEST BET

Race 3 No 7 Sikhulu

VALUE BET

Race 8 No 2 Victory Twist

BEST SWINGER

Race 2 3×6

 

BIPOT

R108

Leg 1: 4, 7, 10

Leg 2: 3, 6

Leg 3: 7

Leg 4: 2, 3

Leg 5: 1, 5, 10

Leg 6: 1, 5, 7

 

PLACE ACCUMULATOR

R144

Leg 1: 3, 6

Leg 2: 7

Leg 3: 2

Leg 4: 1, 5, 10

Leg 5: 1, 5, 7

Leg 6: 9, 10

Leg 7: 1, 2, 3, 9

 

PICK 6

R1200

Leg 1: 7

Leg 2: 2, 3, 5, 9

Leg 3: 1, 5, 9, 10

Leg 4: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Leg 5: 8, 9, 10

Leg 6: 1, 2, 3, 9, 11

 

JACKPOT 1

R240

Leg 1: 2, 3, 5, 9

Leg 2: 1, 5, 9, 10

Leg 3: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Leg 4: 8, 9, 10

 

JACKPOT 2

R300

Leg 1: 1, 5, 9, 10

Leg 2: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Leg 3: 8, 9, 10

Leg 4: 1, 2, 3, 9, 11

 

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