Glen Kotzen has been in good form and has some lively runners on Hollywoodbets Durban July day.
He went through all of his runners
Race 2 (BSA Sales Cup for colts and gelding) Blackberry Malt (Ideal World): “In his second start when we fancied him the field split up and he went down the middle on his own and raced really green. He has come on a lot from that race and he’ll be competitive.”
Race 2 Captain Catman (Captain Of All): “He’s drawn nine. It is one of those draws that’s not good or bad but you’ve got to get lucky. He’ll appreciate the extra distance. He prefers Greyville as well and he’s got to have a chance of running into the quartets. ” 
Race 3 (Grade 3 Vodacom 2200) Chollima (Pathfork): “He’s cracked a good draw and has got a pull in the weights with Airways Law. He won the East Cape Derby and I think the trip here just took a little bit out of him, he was just a little bit flat in his first run back here in the Cup Trial. But he’s come on a helluva lot and he looks amazing. I think he’s a huge runner from a favourable draw with a good galloping weight and a top jock on (Muzi Yeni). He’ll be right there.”
 Race 5 (Grade 2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper) Ameena (Quasillo): “I was very excited about Ameena, we were all raving about her work before her last start, I honestly don’t know what happened in the race. She came out the pens, the jockey caught her in the mouth and she was a bit further back than we wanted her. They then split and she was in no man’s land, she saw daylight the whole way and never gave a kick. It was also her second run after a break. She had come back and had only been in work a couple of weeks when we took our chances and ran her in the Grade 3 Strelitzia. She ran fresh (and won). So her second run was a bit flat. I think she is going to absolutely love the extra distance, she’s got a good draw. If he tucks her in and switches her on I think she will fly at them. She is a big runner.”
Race 6 (Grade 2 Durban Golden Horseshoe) Countdown (Gimmethegreenlight): “It’s surprising Richard didn’t choose to ride him because he needed his first run here after all the rains and we wanted to show him Scottsville. In his second start he got knocked right out of the race coming out of the pens. Himself and the favourite Prophet and his stable companion Imposing all got caught in that same trap. They couldn’t get out and then on top of it everytime we tried to come out with Countdown, Imposing kept on pushing him back in again, so there was no stable companions riding for each other in that race, it was every man for himself. He didn’t get as close as we would have liked, but he’s crying to go further and I am glad we’ve got Louis on, he’s riding exceptionally well and hopefully Countdown can make amends. He’s quite a headstrong horse and he just needs things to go his own way.”  
Race 6 Cousin Casey (Vercingetorix): “He’s spot on for the distance. When he won his maiden he came from a bad draw, when he won the Listed Cell C Sharks Gatecrasher Stakes he came from a bad draw as well and he’s got a bad draw again. He’ll jump and be positive. He’s seriously working exceptionally well.”
Race 6 Grinkov (Twice Over): “He’s really, really flying. His main mission is the mile at the end of the month but we decided if we cracked a good draw here in single figures we would run him. Gavin was very excited about his gallop.”
Race 6 Imposing (Visionaire): “Surprisingly Richard has jumped on to Imposing. He’s a very smart horse. He ran in front of Countdown but I think Countdown had a lot of excuses. Imposing is just lacking racing experience. He’s got all the ability. He’s cracked a good draw, he’s got Richard up. I think he would just need one more run to be really effective but we’re building him up to something big. He is a really smart horse and he’s going to love the extra ground.”
Race 8 (Grade 1 Brentford FC Garden Province Stakes) Kailene (Jackson): “She’s in one of the toughest miles. We raced her in a handicap the other day and she was probably a false favourite because she had to give 6kg and 8kg away to the rest of the field. She was further back than we wanted her to be and it was on the poly and she prefers the grass. But she is coming on and is a very fit filly and very sound. Unfortunately, Rachel has been stood down and we’re in consultation with the owners and will have a replacement soon.”
Race 9 (Grade 2 Post Mecrchants) Good Traveller (Visionaire): “The field parted last time and he was in the middle of the Red Sea. He just saw daylight all the way and he never quickened up, he just stayed where he was. He loves Greyville and he will be covered up (from draw 3) this time and has a top jock on. It’s not as strong as his previous race (Grade 1 Golden Horse Sprint) and he must have an outstanding chance of redeeming himself.”
Race 10 (Listed Compendium Insurance Brokers Handicap) Cat Daddy (Ideal World): “He went slightly off on his form, but horses peak at the right time of year. He won this race last year and he is exceptionally well in himself. He’s got a top jock on whose very happy to be riding him. He hasn’t got a draw, but he just needs to get cover, because otherwise he just overdoes it a bit, so we will just leave that to Gavin.”
Race 11 (XM MR 86 Handicap) Lucky Dancer (Master Of My Fate): “It’s a handicap, he’s got a chance, he’s carrying the bottom weight. We scoped him post race last time, because we were disappointed with his run. The poly was quite loose that day and we found poly all the way down his trachea. Hopefully that is why he ran so badly. He’s definitely got a chance. He’s a good solid honest horse.”
Race 12 (Gagasi FM 74 Handicap) My Cherie Amour (Canford Cliffs):  “She could be my best runner on the day. She won her maiden coming from way off them and next time with apprentice Zuma on again she couldn’t get a run for three furlongs, so she is a winner without a penalty after that. She is a two-year-old, it is not the strongest field and she has a good draw and a good jock (Yeni) and a light weight. She will be a big runner.”
Race 12 Oh So Squishy (Pomodoro): “I thought she was the one to beat before I put My Cherie Amour in. She’s honest and she ran right on top of them last time out. She doesn’t quite have a distance yet, so we don’t if we are going too far or too short. She’s always running thereabouts. She’s knocking on the door so she should be competitive.”       
Picture: Ameena (Candiese Lenferna)