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Picture: Super Silver (right) beats home two Hollywood Syndicate horses Immeasurable (left) and Imilenzeyokududuma (not in picture). (Anneke Akal Kitching). 
The Mike Miller yard have taken a chance and entered the lightly raced Flower Alley gelding Super Silver in the Gauteng Summer Cup despite a current rating of just 87.
He has a lot to do to still get in but his entry says a lot and makes him a horse to follow in his forthcoming races.
His owner Sterling Miller said about the four-year-old , “We have always thought highly of him and with the horse strength being split, as many will be going to Cape Town plus KZN staying races are not really standing up, I thought I would just take my chances.”
The form of his last run over 1700m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville poly, where he touched off Immeasurable and the highly regarded Imilenzeyokududuma, was franked when the latter came out and won easily over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.
“We were supprised how game he was in that poly run, because we thought he would need it badly,” said Sterling.
He caught the eye with his fluency that day and won more cosily than the head margin suggests.
The yard were recommended the horse by Maine Chance Farms Justin Vermaak, as it was going to be in line with their new policy of expanding their horizons beyond  precocious speed.
“Justin said he would make a nice horse for our yard as one who would come on as a three-year-old. We bought him off the farm for R150,000 and Maine Chance Farms took a share, but I have recently bought them out and so now own him outright myself,” said Sterling.
Super Silver did disappoint in his only appearance at Turffontein back in February.
However, his last run suggests he has come on a lot since then.
That run also suggested he would relish a galloping track with a long straight like Turffontein. 
His first stepping stone to the Summer Cup comes on Sunday in a 1800m Pinnacle Stakes event on the Hollywoodbets Greyville turf.
He will have to win that to take the next step, which will be in a Pinnacle Stakes event over 1800m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville turf on Sunday.
If he passes that test, he will have a crack at a race like the Listed Michaelmas Handicap over 1900m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville turf on October 16.
Meanwhile, three exciting youngsters in the yard are getting back into training and will be seen out again around December.
Woodland Retreat (Pomodoro), who finished second to Equus Champion Two-year-old filly Canadian Summer in the Listed Hollywoodbets Super League Devon Air Stakes over 1400m and second to Ameena in the Grade 2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper, is one of them and will be out to prove her class.
The Querari filly Only Hearts finished fourth and fifth respectively in those same two races and is also back in training.
Sabatini, who led the Grade 1 Allan Robertson until the final stages, is an exciting 1000m prospect and will also be out again around December.
The yard have just found a new assistant trainer to aid the stalwart current assistant Craig Eudey, as they will shortly have expanded to 100 horses. The appointment is not yet official so can not yet be announced.