Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Saturday 26 January

Horses on sand
Timeform pick out three bets in South Africa on Saturday

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

"...the form of his win in a Grade 2 event last time again makes him the one to beat here..."

Timeform on Head Honcho

#19 Santa Clara - Kenilworth R7 (13:35 GMT)

Santa Clara looked a much improved performer when winning a mile handicap at this course earlier this month and, bred to be suited by this longer trip, she is well worth chancing to follow up in this higher grade. There are dangers aplenty, though, with Helen's Ideal and Second Request heading a lengthy list.

#2 Head Honcho - Kenilworth R9 (15:10 GMT)

Head Honcho was prolific in 2018, winning six of his seven starts, his final two wins coming at this course. He is a winner over this trip, too, and the form of his win in a Grade 2 event last time again makes him the one to beat here. Do It Again proved better than ever here last time and deserves a crack at this, while Legal Eagle is another to consider.

#2 Let It Rain - Kenilworth R10 (15:50 GMT)

Let It Rain is at his best when having his stamina stretched, and he shaped as though a return to this sort of trip would suit here last time. It would be no surprise were he to get back on the up now in what looks a winnable race for the grade. Strathdon is also in with a shout, while Dynasty's Blossom is not out of it for third place.

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