Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Sunday, May 28

Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Sunday
Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from Turffontein on Sunday.


Effortless - Turffontein 11:40

Effortless does have a promising looking field to dispose of if she wants to get her head in front, but ran a very promising race on debut when third to Elegant Beauty, beaten a length despite drifting in the market from an opening 10/1 to 20/1 at the off. Those odds suggest she is open to any amount of improvement for Gary Alexander and jockey Craig Zackey and Effortless looks the likeliest winner here by some margin.

Zerodarkthirty - Turffontein 12:50

Zerodarkthirty can make the most of his age allowance here and take this for the powerful Sean Tarry S'manga Khumalo combination. A once raced son of Black Minnaloushe, he was another who drifted in the market on debut opening at 9/2 and going off a 12/1 chance. Those odds did not reflect his abilities as he ran on to finish a half length second to Whory Whorly in a Juvenile Plate, and dropping back in to maiden company here Zerodarkthirty really ought to score.

Bella Sonata - Turffontein 15:10

Bella Sonata is the best horse in this race according to the handicapper and a repeat of any of her better runs will see a very comfortable success. She has finished runner up in her last two races but they were both Graded races with a length and a half defeat by Nother Russia in the Grade One Empress Stakes last time here over a furlong further, and Bella Sonata should to find this considerably easier.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:
(All from Turffontein)

Win back #5 EFFORTLESS in R2 (11:40 BST)
Win back #14 ZERODARKTHIRTY in R4 (12:50 BST)
Win back #4 BELLA SONATA in R8 (15:10 BST)


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