Horse Racing Tips

South Africa SmartPlays: Friday 19 April

Horses running
Timeform pick out their three best bets from South Africa on Friday

"That was a career-best performance and makes her the one to beat in this field..."

Timeform on Madonna

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Fairview on Friday...

#1 Maverick Girl - Fairview R4 (12:50 BST)

Maverick Girl arrives on a roll, having won her last three starts, all at this course, the latest over slightly shorter. She looks better than ever at present and there is no real reason to oppose her in pursuit of the four-timer. March Music and Raven Girl are feared most.

#2 Madonna - Fairview R7 (14:45 BST)

Madonna opened her account at the third attempt at Kenilworth last year and came on for her run as expected after a short break when gaining a second success at that course last time. That was a career-best performance and makes her the one to beat in this field. Just Chaos was a four-time winner last year, but is yet to replicate that form this time round but would be a big danger if back to her best.

#1 Drop Kick - Fairview R8 (15:20 BST)

Drop Kick has already won this year and made a promising start for this yard when finishing fourth in a listed event at this course last time. That effort makes him the one to beat on form and he is preferred to the likes of Country Rock and In A Perfect World.

Recommended bets

Minimum Bet Guarantee

Betfair's 'minimum bet guarantee' on all Class 1 and 2 races in the UK and Ireland - which means all customers are able to bet to win a minimum of £500 - has been extended to cover all races at selected meetings this week. T&Cs apply.

GET £40 IN FREE BETS MULTIPLES WHEN YOU SPEND £10 ON THE BETFAIR SPORTSBOOK

New customers only. Bet £10 on the Betfair Sportsbook at odds of min EVS (2.0) and receive £40 in FREE Bet Builders, Accumulators or Multiples to use on any sport. T&Cs apply.

Prices quoted in copy are correct at time of publication but liable to change.