The four-year-old Brett Crawford-trained Dynasty filly Time Flies, whom the Hollywood Syndicate lease from Ridgemont, made it into the Hollywoodbets Durban July field through her runner up finish in the Gr 1 Woolavington 2000 and she then drew three.
Anthony Delpech felt draw 3 was “perfect” for the Hollywood Syndicate’s progressive filly Time Flies (Candiese Lenferna Photography)
Hollywood Syndicate’s racing manager Anthony Delpech said, “I think it a perfect draw for her. She’s got speed and she’s a filly who will most probably race just behind the speed and I’m really, really happy. She comes out of the gates well, so I’m not too concerned about the draw.”
He added, “She’s a very progressive filly, she’s just getting better and better all the time. Obviously the Dynasty’s do tend to get better, so you don’t know where she is at. Everytime we’ve thrown something at her, she’s given it to us. That last run was an incredible run. She cornered into the straight about four wide and she just got collared at the end and she got collared by the best filly around at the moment. If you give Rain In Holland a chance you’ve got to give Time Flies a chance. She is better off at the weights this time around (1,5kg for a 1,30 length beating). But the best thing I can say about her is she is progressing, she’s getting better. I don’t know whether Rain In Holland is at her best now, but our filly has got more to come.”
He added, “She is a very small filly and very light-framed, you don’t want to end up being bumped around early on, so she’s got to be on her bicycle early on and get into a good position.”
However, on the other hand, he said, “She’s pretty versatile. She can be forward, she can be middle.”
Dynasty’s generally love Hollywoodbets Greyville because they tend to have a fine turn of foot and, as Anthony kept reiterating, they are progressive horses.
Antony said, “This is our first July runner which is exciting and we are sponsoring the race which makes it even more exciting.”
He concluded, ‘We’ve got a good draw, we’ve got a good jockey on (Luyolo Mxothwa), we’ve just got to hope for the best.”