Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Saturday, December 30

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There is racing from South Africa on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from Turffontein on Saturday.

"The form of that race is working out well with the winner and the sixth scoring next time out..."

Schippers - 11:05 (GMT) Turffontein

Schippers is surely a winner waiting to happen for top trainer Geoff Woodruff after finishing second in all three starts to date, the first at Vaal and the last two over this course and distance. A daughter of Var, she is bred to have plenty of speed and although she actually ran her worse race yet last month when beaten a lengths and a quarter, she was a length and three-quarters clear of the third and a repeat of that should see Schippers home in front for the first time this morning.

Amanika - 12:15 (GMT) Turffontein

Amanika fails to stand out at first glance for trainer Sean Tarry, but the Silvano filly improved considerably for her debut fifth when running on over six furlongs or so to be beaten less than two and a half lengths at the line here at the end of October. The form of that race is working out well with the winner and the sixth scoring next time out, and with further improvement assured for that experience and the step up in trip sure to suit, Amanika can make it third time lucky today.

Witchcraft - 15:10 (GMT) Turffontein

Witchcraft can make it a good afternoon for the Sean Tarry/Lyle Hewitson combination by taking this mile and a half handicap where the five-year-old mare looks attractively weighted. Although a little below form in six races since her last win in June 2016, there were signs of a return to her best last time out when a running on third over nine furlongs here, and off a mark of just 99 stepped up to this more suitable strip, Witchcraft could take an awful lot of stopping here.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:

Win back #1 SCHIPPERS in R2 (11:05 GMT)
Win back #10 AMANIKA in R4 (12:15 GMT)
Win back #7 WITCHCRAFT in R9 (15:10 GMT)

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