Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Friday, January 19

There is racing from South Africa on Friday
There is racing from South Africa on Friday

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

"Only beaten two and a quarter lengths, a repeat of that could be enough to see Paper Town home in front again this afternoon."

Limerick Ridge - 12:10 (GMT) Fairview

Limerick Ridge ran a career-best last time, finishing a length second to Snow Crystal here over seven furlongs when running on well close home. A daughter of Tiger Ridge who has yet to race beyond a mile, she steps up to ten furlongs this afternoon which is an intriguing experiment, and if she stays as expected then that could well bring about the necessary improvement to see Limerick Ridge win her first race today.

Paper Town - 14:00 (GMT) Fairview

Paper Town is the highest rated of these according to the official handicapper and looks very attractively weighted in this Novice Plate getting weight from his elders and only giving weight to three less talented opponents. Gavin Smith's gelding won at the second attempt here on the polytrack last September but has been mixing it in decent company since with a fourth to Without Permission here over course and distance last month. Only beaten two and a quarter lengths, a repeat of that could be enough to see Paper Town home in front again this afternoon.

Harvey Spector - 14:35 (GMT) Fairview

Harvey Spector seems overpriced on recent form after the four-year-old son of Toreador won his maiden a shade cleverly here on the polytrack before a perfectly acceptable fourth to Ess El Kay when finding the first three home staying on far too strongly for him at the end of the six furlongs. Dropped back down to the five furlongs this afternoon he will hopefully be allowed to bowl along with the pace or even at the head of affairs, and if those tactics work as expected then Harvey Spector will take some catching.

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