Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Friday 22 February

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Timeform pick out three bets in South Africa on Friday

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

"...she should go very close in this field..."

Timeform on Epic Storm

#1 Brandina - Fairview R2 (10:40 GMT)

Brandina made a winning debut at this course in December, showing plenty of speed, and wasn't disgraced up in grade when third in a listed event at Kenilworth last month. That experience won't be lost on her, and she should make a bold bid to resume winning ways now back down in grade. Great Achievement made a promising start to her career three weeks ago and is feared most.

#1 Epic Storm - Fairview R5 (12:10 GMT)

Epic Storm wasn't at her best when down the field at Kenilworth last time, but that came over further and, on the pick of her form at around this trip, she should go very close in this field. Elusive Green is hard to ignore with a view to being placed, while Chestnut Legacy is another with place prospects too.

#14 Carlita - Fairview R8 (14:10 GMT)

Carlita had a good strike rate last year, winning four times, all at this course, and once over C&D. Admittedly, she was below form on her sole start for B. Crawford at Kenilworth last time, but she has since rejoined this yard and is expected to fare much better now returned to this venue. Mary O' Reilly could be the most competition, while Ostinato shouldn't be ruled out.

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