Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Saturday, March 24

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 Vaal and Durbanville on Saturday.

"... she is hard to oppose for the in-form Candice Bass-Robinson stable..."

Shortstop - 12:55 (GMT) Vaal

Shortstop seems to get on particularly well with young jockey Denis Schwarz and the two of them have paired up for successes here over this trip on the main course and more recently, over a seventh furlong. The handicapper took a dim view of his two and a quarter length defeat of Tumbling Stream last time out and put him up seven pounds, but for some reason the son of Rebel King keeps on getting better and with further improvement, Shortstop may well land his hat-trick this afternoon.

Miss Smarty Pants - 13:07 (GMT) Durbanville

Miss Smarty Pants represents the Brett Crawford stable and has Corne Orffer on board as she has for all of her other six starts. With top four finishes in five of them, the Horse Chestnut filly clearly has plenty of ability, and after a three-quarter length third to The Boston Rose over course and distance earlier in the month, this may well be the best opportunity yet for Miss Smarty Pants to pounce when needed, and record her first career win.

Love Of My Life - 15:25 (GMT) Durbanville

Love Of My Life hasn't been beaten by as much as four lengths in all six of her starts since an educational debut last April, and was a length and a quarter adrift when second to Bendy Bullet at Kenilworth last time out. The third has won since to give the form a boost, and with improvement expected now stepping up to a a mile, she is hard to oppose for the in-form Candice Bass-Robinson stable.


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