Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Sunday
Ouro had obviously been working well ahead of her Vaal debut and was backed on course from an opening 5/1 to 28/10 at the off. Sadly for her supporters, Seven Lives prove two and a quarter lengths too good for her that day when her inexperience may well have cost her a length or more, but with that run under her belt it is hard to see what can beat Paul Peter's Ouro in this field.
Tigerlace has placed in each of her last four races for trainer Ormond Ferraris, and she saved her best effort for last time out over a furlong or so shorter here when a quarter length second to Rolled Silver. She has tried this mile unsuccessfully before but this does look a weaker race than those she has competed in of late, and as she holds major market rival Diva Faustina on September form, today could be the day for Tigerlace to win her first ever race.
Royal Resolution has a tongue tie added here after his three-length fourth here over six furlongs last time out when finding himself outpaced early in the race before running on when the contest was effectively over. Stepped up to a more realistic nine furlongs or so this afternoon, the Jay Peg gelding should have more than enough time to get in to top gear now, and Royal Resolution looks overpriced if that assumption is correct, and seem sure to run a big race again on only his fourth outing in public.
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(All from Turffontein)