Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Saturday, March 31

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.

"The form of her first race is working out particularly well..."

Timeform on Running Brave

Fabian - Kenilworth 11:05

Fabian is in the more than capable hands of Durban July winning trainer Candice Bass-Robinson, and ran really well for a long way on his debut here over course and distance before the lack of a previous run took its toll. He came home a five length second in a race run in 58.19 seconds that unsurprisingly saw the field strung out behind, and with even nominal improvement, Fabian looks all set to win this on only his second start.

Running Brave - Turffontein 12:00

Running Brave is a stunning looking daughter of Brave Tin Soldier who has finished second in both her starts at Vaal, beaten a length or so on both occasions over five and then over six furlongs. The form of her first race is working out particularly well with winners and places aplenty coming out of that line up, and with an added furlong this afternoon Running Brave ought to prove difficult to beat for trainer Paul Matchett who has his string in good heart.

Smoke - Turffontein 17:30

Smoke is our third Saturday maiden and ran an absolute blinder on his only start to date when beaten three-quarters of a length in to second by Helios here, over close to a furlong further. He certainly showed plenty of early speed that day so the drop back in trip is not seen as an issue by trainer Brett Warren, and as he was sent off an easy to back 13/1 chance that day, it seems fair to assume that Smoke has a lot more improvement yet to be seen on a racecourse.

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