Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Saturday April 29

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 South Africa on Saturday.


Pillaroftheearth 12:40 (BST) Turffontein

Pillaroftheearth was easy to back on his Vaal debut but ran a lot better than his price suggested when a third of a length runner-up to Captain Kangaroo at odds of 12/1. He ran on really well that day once the penny dropped and looks the sort to get better with experience and is the one to beat if taking another step forward here

Winter Al 15:35 (BST) Turffontein

Winter Al seems more than capable of continuing to run well off a Merit Rating of 74 and has been in the first four home in her last five outings. Last time out she was beaten less than a length by Hashtag Strat at Vaal despite a troubled passage and with the extra furlong possibly a help these days, Winter Al deserves to win her second career race this afternoon.

Newlands 15:55 - Kenilworth

Newlands is a classy son of High Chaparral who finished a rock-solid fourth to Edict Of Nantes in the Cape Derby last time out when two and a half lengths behind the winner. The fifth has won since and it looks some of the best three-year-old form on offer. Although this is a decent enough Grade 3 race, Newlands ought to have that bit too much for them this afternoon.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:

Win back #8 PILLAROFTHEEARTH in R3 (12:40 BST) Turffontein
Win back #7 WINTER AL in R8 (15:35 BST) Turffontein
Win back #1 NEWLANDS in R7 (15:55 BST) Kenilworth


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