Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Monday, February 5

Timeform provide three South Africa SmartPlay bets on Monday
Timeform provide three South Africa SmartPlay bets on Monday
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Timeform pick out their best bets from Flamingo Park on Monday.

"...very much the one they all have to beat on recent form..."

Gus - 10:20 Flamingo Park

Gus ran well for a long way on his debut here despite being beaten four and a quarter lengths at the line in second, and can improve enough to get to the front where it really matters now. Winning distances are often exaggerated on the sand surface and the son of Pomodoro did take a while to get going so a better effort is almost guaranteed stepped up to this trip. Tienie Prinsloo likes a winner at Flamingo Park given the right horse, and Gus looks likely to provide him with another this morning.

Lavender Bank - 13:20 Flamingo Park

Lavender Bank has her first run for Corrie Lensley this afternoon in this six-furlong handicap and will make a bold attempt at winning her second race. Only beaten two lengths last time out at Greyville in a blanket finish over this trip, she has been generously dropped two pounds for that effort and having placed in better races off higher marks, if she handles the sand then Lavender Bank is very much the one they all have to beat on recent form.

Emperor's Tractor - 14:25 Flamingo Park

Emperor's Tractor showed an instant liking for this surface on his sand debut last month when hacking up by an easy eight and a quarter lengths at odds of 16/1. The time was respectable in comparison to others on the day which is a positive, and even though he has been put up eleven pounds for that win he is in good form, with the booking of Muzi Yeni to ride a bonus for Emperor's Tractor in this field.


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