Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Sunday, December 24

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There is racing from South Africa on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from Scottsville.

"After just the seven starts Dark Moon Rising may well have more to offer over the months and even years ahead."

To Woo - 10:00 (GMT) Scottsville

To Woo stepped on to the track for the first time over this course and distance a week ago, and outran his price when a two and a quarter length third for jockey turned trainer Michael Roberts at odds of 13/1. The son of Brave Tin Soldier took a while to get the hang of things that day before producing a rattling finish, and if he breaks smartly today under jockey Keagan de Melo, he can put that experience to good use and come home in front.

London Call - 10:35 (GMT) Scottsville

London Call is the best horse in this line up by five pounds on official ratings and ought to take all the beating as he bids to win his tenth race on his eighteenth start at the age of seven. After winning a similar race over course and distance in August he reappeared in October at Greyville when third to Doing It For Dan, but ought to be a touch more race fit now, and if that is the case then London Call can come home in front yet again for trainer Mark Dixon.

Dark Moon Rising - 12:20 (GMT) Scottsville

Dark Moon Rising has to give weight away all round in this mile handicap but looks to have the class to do just that. Last time out the son of Ideal World finished sixth to Friendly Tibbs over a furlong further at Kenilworth but was beaten less than two lengths at the line in what was a far better contest on paper. Dropped a generous two pounds for that effort as well as dropping down in class, Paul Lafferty's gelding looks to have every chance of getting back to the front here, and after just the seven starts Dark Moon Rising may well have more to offer over the months and even years ahead.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:
(All from Scottsville)

Win back #10 TO WOO in R1 (10:00 GMT)
Win back #1 LONDON CALL in R2 (10:35 GMT)
Win back #1 DARK MOON RISING in R5 (12:20 GMT)

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