Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Friday, September 22

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

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


Joking Dice - 12:40 (BST) Fairview

Joking Dice has had enough chances to get off the mark with ten starts and four places, but looked to be improving when a quarter length third to Margylle here over half a furlong shorter in late August. Stepped up to a mile last time, he clearly failed to see it out when only sixth, but the drop back to a more realistic trip today could well see Joking Dice have the last laugh.

Smackaroo - 13:55 (BST) Fairview

Smackaroo gets weight from eight of her nine rivals here and after just the four starts she may well have more improvement to come than most. This will be the daughter of Jay Peg's first run on the polytrack but she did win her maiden here by a very easy four lengths in June on turf over this trip, as well as finishing third to Lawdy Miss Clawdy over the same course and distance at the end of the same month. Given a break since, Smackaroo will arrive here fresh and can improve enough to see these off.

Green Fairy 16:40 (BST) Greyville

Green Fairy is hopefully a touch too good for this big field for trainer Duncan Howells and jockey Keagan de Melo who make a fearsome team. A daughter of Gimmethegreenlight, she improved for her debut at Scottsville when a four length seventh here, and was a two and a quarter length fourth to Dinner Date when running on strongly over 7f here last time. The step up to a mile here looks ideal and with continued improvement Green fairy can come home in front.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:

Win back #2 JOKING DICE in R3 (12:40 BST) Fairview
Win back #10 SMACKAROO in R5 (13:55 BST) Fairview
Win back #9 GREEN FAIRY in R2 (16:40 BST) Greyville


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