Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Monday, October 23

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Flamingo Park on Monday.

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Venturi - Flamingo Park 12:20

Venturi landed plenty of bets when backed from 6/1 to 32/10 on his debut here back in June but looked a little one paced when plugging on in to third over the same course and distance when a four and a half-length third to Antarctica on his only other run. The son of Traffic Guard steps up to the mile here which really ought to see further improvement on his second run in a handicap for trainer Corrie Lensley, and with Muzi Yeni in the saddle a second victory is eagerly anticipated for Venturi here.

Pretty Wendy - Flamingo Park 12:50

Pretty Wendy is in line for a quick-fire Corrie Lensley double if she can finally end a really frustrating run of four second places in a row, all of them here at Flamingo Park and at distances ranging from seven furlongs to nine. Last time out she was dropped back to the seven when a running on half-length runner-up to Scootaloo (the third won next time out), and back up at a mile this afternoon, Pretty Wendy won't find many easier races to gain her first success.

Bongo Dance - Flamingo Park 15:30

Bongo Dance has top weight for trainer Stephanie Miller but that seems unlikely to stop the son of Oracy who looks the type to keep on improving with more experience. Just the three races so far have seen an easy win over six furlongs here followed by a good sixth in a decent looking nursery and most recently a length and a half second to Seattle Flame here in a Class A Plate. Surprisingly, the handicappers have left him on the same rating of 74 after that run which was a career best, and dropped in to this Class E handicap, Bongo Dance ought to prove far too good for all of these.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:
(All from Flamingo Park)

Win back #5 VENTURI in R3 (12:20 BST)
Win back #3 PRETTY WENDY in R4 (12:50 BST)
Win back #1 BONGO DANCE in R9 (15:30 BST)

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