Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Saturday, July 1

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Greyville and Turffontein on Saturday.


Aurelia Cotta - 11:40 Turffontein

Aurelia Cotta has a 100% record after the two races so far, both over this course and distance and both by over two lengths. The daughter of Ashaawes has really caught the eye and looks destined for greater things over the years ahead, and if that assessment is correct then Aurelia Cotta will need to win this, and do so comfortably for top trainer Sean Tarry.

Al Mariachi - 16:55 Greyville

Al Mariachi has already been seriously backed for this event after a good third to Sand And Sea in the Grade One Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion last time out when beaten two and a half lengths, running on over half a furlong shorter. Despite the prize money this looks a fractionally weaker contest and with the added distance, Al Mariachi is expected to get back to winning ways.

Bela-Bela - 17:35 Greyville

Bela-Bela has been running well of late with a three length sixth to Carry On Alice over an inadequate six furlongs followed by a length and three quarter third to Captain America over this course and distance last time out. Justin Snaith will be hoping he has the four-year-old grey back to her very best and if that is the case, Bela-Bela will take some stopping here in the hunt for the million rand prize money.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays

Win back #1 AURELIA COTTA in R2 (11:40 BST) Turffontein
Win back #1 AL MARIACHI in R9 (16:55 BST) Greyville
Win back #1 BELA-BELA in R10 (17:35 BST) Greyville


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