Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Friday, 1 September

Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Friday
Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Friday

Timeform pick out three bets from Fairview on Friday.


Reverend - Fairview 13:25

Reverend may well be equipped with blinkers for the first time this afternoon by trainer Grant Paddock, and if they offer up any improvement at all then the son of Antonius Pius ought to prove very hard to beat. Last time out he failed to last home over the mile here when a four length plus fourth to Silver Blade but he has even better form at six furlongs with a second and a third, and in what looks like a weak race, Reverend can come home in front for the first time on his seventh start.

Scent - Fairview 14:00

Scent is a son of the legendary Silvano and has already won seven of his thirty-three starts but has a solid chance of number eight this afternoon. He has been running well enough over a mile recently with a solid three-length sixth to Eternal Jet here on turf last time, out but is undoubtedly better over further with a length and a quarter second over a mile and a quarter here in July the recent highlight. Down two pounds and back up in trip sees Scent with every chance of making his mark today back on the polytrack.

Story of My Life - Fairview 15:10

Story Of My Life looks a bit of value here for trainer Gavin Smith as the four-year-old gelding returns to the mile after a superb fourth to True Master here over further last month in a Class A Pinnacle Stakes. Although his rating went up two pounds for that this is a Class B event and not a handicap and he should go close back at a more suitable distance leaving Story Of My Life looking overpriced in a competitive event in the circumstances.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:
(All from Fairview)

Win back #6 REVEREND in R3 (13:25 BST)
Win back #3 SCENT in R4 (14:00 BST)
Win back #6 STORY OF MY LIFE in R6 (15:10 BST)


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