Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Saturday 25 August

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

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

"The drop back to a mile shouldn't pose a problem dropped in grade..."

Timeform on Noble Secret

#1 Liberado - Turffontein R1 (11:05 BST)

This doesn't look the strongest race of its type, and it will be disappointing if Liberado isn't able to open his account. He sets the standard on his latest runner-up effort at this course and this slightly longer trip won't be a hindrance. Pelican Bay and General Rommel make most appeal of the remainder.

#4 Singaswewin - Turffontein R6 (14:15 BST)

Admittedly, Singaswewin is on a lengthy losing run, but he is proving most consistent this year, hitting the frame on his last four starts. He is fancied to deservedly resume winning ways, likely at the main expense of Rebel Renegade and Stark.

#1 Noble Secret - Turffontein R7 (14:50 BST)

This looks a good opportunity for Noble Secret to get his head back in front, after shaping very well when third in a Grade 1 over a mile and a half here last time. The drop back to a mile shouldn't pose a problem dropped in grade and, with likely more to come, he is a strong fancy. Stablemate Only To Win looks the biggest danger.

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