Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Saturday 20 July

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Timeform pick out their best bets in South Africa on Saturday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Turffontein on Saturday...

"...finished close-up when fifth in a slightly deeper race than this at Greyville last time..."

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#2 JOHNNY HERO - Turffontein R4 (12:50 BST)

JOHNNY HERO was slightly disappointing on his most recent outing, but he deserves another chance to confirm the promise of his earlier win at Vaal, with the extra furlong here expected to suit. Arapaho has the form to figure, despite going the wrong way from his debut, and he is feared most ahead of Perfectly Putt.

#1 TOMBOLA - Turffontein R6 (14:00 BST)

TOMBOLA finished close-up when fifth in a slightly deeper race than this at Greyville last time, and she probably wouldn't need to improve much on that form to get her head back in front here. Prince Jordan sprung a surprise at Vaal recently and is a big danger if building on that, while the consistent Master Boulder cannot be ruled out, either.

#1 PRINCESS PENELOPE - Turffontein R9 (15:45 BST)

PRINCESS PENELOPE was no match for the winner when runner-up at Vaal last time, but that is still comfortably the best form on offer in this line-up, and she looks a good bet to go one better and shed her maiden tag at the eighth attempt. The Jocelyn Tree and Forever Flame complete the shortlist.

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