Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Sunday, July 30

There is racing from South Africa on Sunday
There is racing from South Africa on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Sunday.


Riding Shotgun 11:00 (BST) Turffontein

Riding Shotgun stands out by some margin in this field and ought to take all the beating for trainer Gary Alexander and jockey Aldo Domeyer. A highly promising debut fourth at odds of 50/1 here on the Standside track suggested there was more to come, and a second to Zerodarkthirty last time out was another step forward, beaten just the length and a half at the line. The son of Brave Tin Solider ran on well that day and ought to improve for the step up to seven furlongs here, and if that is the case then Riding Shotgun is difficult to oppose.

Folk Dance 14:00 (BST) Greyville

Folk Dance remains unbeaten after three races now and keeps getting better race on race. A maiden win over six furlongs at Turffontein was followed by a comfortable Juvenile Plate win at the same track when stepped up in trip, before a very eye-catching win, again over seven furlongs, when seeing off Aurelia Cotta by three and a quarter lengths. The runner-up was losing her unbeaten tag which gives the form a better look to it, and if Folk Dance stays this mile then she can keep her record intact in this much better race.

Captain Splendid 15:20 (BST) Greyville

Captain Splendid has a tough task on his hands to win this Grade Three event but represents the in-form Justin Snaith stable which is an added bonus. Still improving at the age of four, the gelded son of recently deceased sire Captain Al has won four of his twenty starts so far, but ran perhaps his best race yet when a nose second to Hermoso Mundo in the Gold Vase on Durban July Cup day on the first of the month. The added furlong this afternoon ought to suit his undoubted stamina and as he meets the winner on better terms here, Captain Splendid has a sporting chance at a decent price this afternoon.

Win back #11 RIDING SHOTGUN in R1 (11:00 BST) Turffontein
Win back #3 FOLK DANCE in R5 (14:00 BST) Greyville
Win back #9 CAPTAIN SPLENDID in R7 (15:20) BST) Greyville


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