Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Saturday 23 March

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Timeform pick out three bets in South Africa on Saturday

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

"...she should take all the beating with further progress a distinct possibility..."

Timeform on Mawsool

#4 THERAVADA - Turffontein R1 (10:25 GMT)

THERAVADA makes plenty of appeal on paper and could be worth chancing on debut in what doesn't look a strong race of its type. Shanghai Tang is the pick of the the others, while The Great Queen merits respect, too.

#1 MAWSOOL - Turffontein R3 (11:35 GMT)

MAWSOOL has the best credentials, having been beaten only half a length when fourth on her debut at Vaal last month, and she should take all the beating with further progress a distinct possibility. Makara and Sarah look likely to emerge as the chief threats.

#1 PEARL OF SIBERIA - Turffontein R5 (12:45 GMT)

PEARL OF SIBERIA is well exposed by this point, still a maiden after 24 starts, but he is proving nothing if not consistent and would appear to hold sound claims of gaining the win his recent efforts have merited here. Desert Kitten is next best.

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