Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Friday, February 2

Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Friday
Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Friday
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Timeform pick out their best bets from Fairview and Greyville on Friday.

"Her earlier form has been franked numerous times..."

Tune The Scope - Fairview 10:35

Tune The Scope came amazingly close to pulling off a 22/1 debut shock over course and distance last month when beaten a short head by Alfeo, despite taking his time to pick up the bit and realise exactly what is requited of him when he visits a racecourse. Alan Greeff's horses invariably improve for a run, and if that is the case with the son of the Sir Michael Stoute trained Main Aim, then Tune The Scope ought to come out on top here, before moving on to bigger and better things.

Cowgirlinthesand - Fairview 11:35

Cowgirlinthesand looks a spot of value on her first run for Gavin Smith and has bits and pieces of form that give her a decent chance. Improving race on race, she finished a four and three-quarter length sixth to Little Miss Me at Durbanville early last month in what looked a better race when weakening close home over the seven furlongs, and the drop back to six looks ideal here. Her earlier form has been franked numerous times, and it looks as if her new handler has found her a fairly weak maiden in an attempt for Cowgirlinthesand to get off the mark at the fifth attempt.

Win back Girl In Gold - Greyville 18:35

Win back Girl In Gold stands out on form here for top trainer Duncan Howells and jockey Anton Marcus after her length and a quarter third in a Class B Pinnacle Stakes behind her two stable companions last month, when running on strongly over the seven furlongs. Back up to a mile and at a course she has run well at before, she should appreciate the return to handicap company now and her current mark of 76 does look a few pounds short of Girl In Gold's true abilities.

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