After her aborted attempt to get to the Breeders Cup the Brett Crawford-trained Dynasty filly Make It Snappy will be aimed at the Cape Summer Season and the defence of her Gr 1 Cartier Paddock Stakes title will likely be her chief target.
Racing manager Anthony Delpech described the Hollywood Syndicate’s season as “phenomenal and hard to repeat”.
Peter Barker was the member of the team who correctly predicted the number of winners they would have, 124.
However, beating their previous record of 101, set last season, by 23 was not the highlight.
Delpech said, “The highlight was winning five Grade 1s, from not one Gr 1 before to five in one season and also a Gr 1 hurdles win overseas, so that makes it six Gr 1s altogether.”
He said every Gr 1 win had been equally important and rewarding.
Make It Snappy’s two Gr 1’s not only brought to fruition a lifelong dream of Owen Heffer’s, but also strengthened the bond between Hollywood and Ridgemont, from whom they lease the daughter of Dynasty.
The Peter Muscutt-trained Isivunguvungu’s two Gr 1’s were just as rewarding because Anthony and bloodstock expert Sally Bruss identified him at Narrow Creek Stud farm. The son of What A Winter was purchased privately before the 2020 National Yearling Sale.
The Grant Maroun-trained Anfield Rocket’s Gr 1 win was also particularly rewarding because this son of the unfashionable sire Coup De Grace was bought in training. Trainer Clinton Binda, who was one of Hollywood’s first trainers, was the man who recommended the purchase.
The overseas Gr 1 hurdles win also served to strengthen the relationship with Ridgemont as he is raced in partnership with Barnane Stud, which, like Ridgemont, is owned by the Kieswetter family.
Hollywood have made a fine start to the new season and reached career win number 450 with a double on the Hollywoodbets Greyville poly on Wednesday.