Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Friday 25 January

Timeform pick out three bets in South Africa on Friday

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

"He's a three-time winner, including over this C&D, so won't mind the drop back in distance here."

Timeform on Supreme Orator

COMBAT CAPTAIN - 15:15 GMT, R1 Greyville

The three-year-old gelding COMBAT CAPTAIN has been in decent form of late and should give backers a decent run for their money. A repeat of his close-up fourth over C&D may see him shed his maiden tag. Italian Way makes most appeal of the rest, while Ocean Heights also commands consideration.

ROCK PIGEON - 15:50 GMT, R2 Greyville

Three-time winner ROCK PIGEON left her previous effort behind on her latest outing and has prime claims, with the very slight drop back in trip not expected to cause any problems given she's a proven winner over 1200m. Runaway Gal shouldn't be underestimated, while Philae might be worth siding with for third.

SUPREME ORATOR - 16:25 GMT, R3 Greyville

Joint bottom-weight SUPREME ORATOR got back on track on his most recent start and has strong claims. He's a three-time winner, including over this C&D, so won't mind the drop back in distance here. Haylor is one to bear in mind too. Saltoro Ridge can play a minor role.

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