Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Monday, July 31

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.


Albertina - 12:20 Fairview

Albertina looks to have more than enough talent to win races, but trainer Alan Greeff needs to find a way to bring that to the surface. It looks likely that a tongue tie and blinkers will be added this afternoon which may be all that is needed to see her get to the front where it matters after two fourth places and a second from her last three starts. The daughter of Bold Silvano patently failed to see out the seventh furlong when beaten five lengths last time but dropped back in trip today, Albertina can finally come good at the seventh attempt.

Candy Crush - 15:20 Fairview

Candy Crush looks particularly well weighted this afternoon off a mark of 62, four pounds less than last time when she never really got involved over five furlongs on the turf here when a well-beaten last of fourteen, over nine lengths off the winner. She will need to get back to her better efforts that include a one and a half-length third here off of thirteen pounds higher back in February, but has been given every chance by the handicapper now, and Candy Crush has every chance at a decent price today with the excellent Lyle Hewitson in the saddle.

Consonance - 15:55 Fairview

Consonance is an interesting option dropped back to this trip but has won over half a furlong further when taking his maiden in June last year here (on the turf), and was impressive last time out over the mile here when easily seeing off Buck Eye by a length and a quarter. There is no reason on breeding that the son of Jay Peg won't be just as effective at this trip, and with more improvement likely to come, a one pound rise from the handicapper may not be enough to stop Consonance from following up this afternoon.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays

Win back #10 ALBERTINA in R2 (12:20 BST)
Win back #11 CANDY CRUSH in R7 (15:20 BST)
Win back #7 CONSONANCE in R8 (15:55) BST)


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