Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Friday, December 29

Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Friday
Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Friday

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

"It looked as if the penny had finally dropped last time..."

Straw Rum - Fairview 11:10

Straw Rum has taken her time to get the hang of what is expected under race conditions and must have been frustrating top trainer Justin Snaith, but it looked as if the penny had finally dropped last time out when the daughter of Horse Chestnut was beaten a length and a quarter in to second here on the turf track over the mile, running on a little too late to get to the front. Upped in trip today, if she puts in the same effort then Straw Run ought to win this with plenty in hand.

Kimberley Star - Fairview 13:00

Kimberley Star is officially rated the best of this field by ten pounds or more yet as a three-year-old he gets weight from all bar three of this line-up. Alan Greeff's son of Ideal World has hit a tip four placing in all six of his starts with two wins here over this trip on turf, and a fourth in the Class A BSA August Millions last time out at Scottsville. If he can repeat that sort of form on the polytrack here ten he will take all the beating, and Kimberley Star will be expected to land win number three here with Grey Cheyne in the saddle.

Accidental Tourist - Greyville 15:55

Accidental Tourist is the in-form option in this six furlong handicap after three wins and a second in her last four starts. Although put up four pounds for her latest win, it was the seventh furlong that stopped her and not the added weight here in a Class B event, and dropped back to her favourite trip and down in class, it will take something special to improve enough to stop Accidental Tourist winning yet another race here.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:

Win back #6 STRAW RUM in R3 (11:10 GMT) at Fairview
Win back #7 KIMBERLEY STAR in R6 (13:00 GMT) at Fairview
Win back #4 ACCIDENTAL TOURIST in R2 (15:55 GMT) at Greyville

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