Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Monday, March 5

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.

"His trainer excels on the sand..."

Northern Tower - 10:20 Flamingo Park

Northern Tower was sent straight to this sand surface for his racecourse bow when a length and a quarter second to Herodus over the five furlongs last month at odds of 167/20. The son of Noordhoek Flyer ran on strongly to be beaten a length and a quarter at the line and with improvement and an added furlong on Northern Tower's side, Tienie Prinsloo's gelding can come home in front today.

Matthew Lips - 11:55 Flamingo Park

Matthew Lips had a bit left up his sleeve if needed last time when winning here by a head but will lap up the added furlong here which can only help him shrug off the added five pounds from the handicapper. Bill Human will be quite aware that he stays even further and give riding instructions accordingly, and if the five-year-old gets a clear run then Matthew Lips can win his third race here.

Bletchley - 15:00 Flamingo Park

Bletchley bolted up over course and distance last month when seeing off Cold Front by an eased down four and a half lengths, and if he arrives in the same mood then an added five pounds seems unlikely to stop him following up. His trainer excels on the sand and in a similar race with no stand out rivals, Bletchley looks all set for another win this afternoon.

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