Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Friday 5 October

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

"A reproduction of that effort back in a handicap now should prove him hard to beat..."

Timeform on Subtropical

#4 Subtropical - Greyville R2 (16:35 BST)

Both of Subtropical's wins have come here and he looked better than ever when fourth in a valuable minor event over a mile here when last seen in June. A reproduction of that effort back in a handicap now should prove him hard to beat. Last-time-out winner Sea Urchin may prove the biggest danger, while World Mission is another to consider.

#1 The Grey Crusader - Greyville R3 (17:10 BST)

The Grey Crusader is fully exposed, and wasn't at his best when down the field at Scottsville last time, but on the pick of his form he is the one to beat in this line-up, so is chanced to belatedly open his account. Romanesca looks one of the dangers, while Virtuous could go well too.

#9 Ataturk - Greyville R8 (20:10 BST)

Ataturk's last win came around this time last year, and he has slipped to an attractive mark having not been at his best of late. It could be worth chancing him in an open event, with the likes of Glitterrock and Illuminate both making each-way appeal.

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