Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Saturday, January 27

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 Kenilworth and Turffontein on Saturday...

"If he gets a trouble-free passage here, then he is expected to prove hard to beat..."

Poormanslady - 11:25 Turffontein

Poormanslady absolutely leaps off the page on form this morning for the Mike de Kock yard and is clearly improving race after race with an educational seventh on debut at Vaal followed by a two length third, when failing to see out the mile plus trip at the same track. Dropped back to this course and distance earlier this month the daughter of Kahal was beaten a quarter of a length by Candy Kisses when left with a bit too much to do, but if she is ridden nearer the pace today it is difficult to see who can beat Poormanslady in this run of the mill maiden.

Snowdance - 14:15 Kenilworth

Snowdance arrives here at the top of her game and is quickly gaining a reputation as a filly with unlimited potential, and perhaps the next big thing in South African racing. Three wins from four starts is an enviable record regardless, yet she could hardly have been any more impressive last time out when easing clear in the fillies Guineas over course and distance, for a three and a quarter length success. The second, fifth, and seventh that day have all won since to boost the form, and despite the large field Snowdance is confidently expected to make it win number four this afternoon.


Legal Eagle - 15:15 Kenilworth

Legal Eagle has joint top weight to shrug off here but he is a South African racing icon and twice horse of the year. Now a six-year-old he may well be at his peak for top trainer Sean Tarry and has now won over ten million rand in win and place prize money. Clearly aimed at this race over a mile and a quarter, he ran on strongly in his prep race over the mile here to take the Queen's Plate by half a length, and if he gets a trouble-free passage here, then he is expected to prove hard to beat.


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