Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Monday, December 18

There is racing from South Africa on Monday
There is racing from South Africa on Monday

Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Monday.

"Trainer Cliffie Miller is ticking along nicely with his string which is a positive..."

Red Special - 12:00 Flamingo Park

Red Special is comfortably the best horse in this race according to the official ratings and arrives here in good form after some excellent recent efforts over this course and distance, including a win in October and the narrowest loss last time out when running on strongly over a furlong shorter. Back at his best trip he is looking for his tenth win this afternoon and it looks like Red Special can do exactly that in this field.

Soaring Past - 12:25 Flamingo Park

Soaring Past rather lost his way in recent efforts but has his first run for trainer Tienie Prinsloo this afternoon and a change of routine may well see him bounce back to something near his best. Dropped a generous five pounds after a below par effort at Durbanville in October, he switches to the sand this afternoon which looks interesting, and with plenty of early market support is looks as if a big run is confidently expected from Soaring Past today.

Harrison - 12:55 Flamingo Park

Harrison has an extra four pounds to shoulder here after winning over course and distance by two and a quarter length last time out, but he did so with plenty left in the tank if needed, and that extra weight may not be enough to stop the son of Sarge from doubling up this afternoon. Trainer Cliffie Miller is ticking along nicely with his string which is a positive, and while the six-year-old is in this sort of form Harrison seems sure to win more races, hopefully including this contest which looks well within his abilities.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:

Win back #1 RED SPECIAL in R5 (12:00 GMT)
Win back #7 SOARING PAST in R6 (12:25 GMT)
Win back #3 HARRISON in R7 (12:55 GMT)

Want to know how these tips get on? You can find today's horse racing results on the Timeform website.

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