Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Friday 15 March
Timeform pick out their three best bets from Fairview on Friday...
"The drop back to the minimum trip should suit, and she's taken to get off the mark at the fifth time of asking."
Timeform on Melandia
Melandia - Fairview R1, 10:10 GMT
Melandia has made all four of her career starts to date at this track, twice finishing second, and the form she has shown puts her clear of the field here. The drop back to the minimum trip should suit, and she's taken to get off the mark at the fifth time of asking. Desert Wanderer and Eeshara can fill the placings in behind the selection.
Linden Rock - Fairview R2, 10:40 GMT
Linden Rock really struggled when stepped up to listed company at Kenilworth last time out, finishing 14th of 15, but he has shown solid form in his first two starts prior to that at this course, and he has leading claims of getting off the mark here. Linden Rock is a long way clear on form, and is taken to score at the expense of Trial Run, whose debut effort to finish second here in January is the second best form on offer.
Hidden Power - Fairview R3, 11:10 GMT
Hidden Power is still a maiden after five starts, but she hasn't been doing an awful lot wrong, and has been holding her form well of late, finishing third over a furlong shorter here on her most recent start at the beginning of the month. The form she's shown so far is some of the strongest on offer, and in receipt of a 6 lb sex allowance, she's fancied to score.
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#10 UNION CASTLE - Vaal R1 (10:10 GMT)
#6 SMART DEAL - Vaal R3 (11:10 GMT)
#2 CHE BELLA - Vaal R6 (12:45 GMT)
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