Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday 10 October

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Timeform head to the Vaal for their three best bets on Thursday...

"...this consistent sort is well worth the chance to gain an overdue success..."

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#7 EARTH SKY - Vaal R5 (14:55 BST)

EARTH SKY could be worth chancing in an open heat, having shaped better than his finishing position would suggest when sixth in a much stronger race than this at Turffontein last time. Slay The Dragon and Master And Man are others who might have a say in proceedings.

#10 ROCKY PATH - Vaal R7 (16:05 BST)

ROCKY PATH was beaten just a neck when third on his most recent outing over C&D and this consistent sort is well worth the chance to gain an overdue success, with a repeat of that latest effort likely to see him thereabouts. The winner that day, Jagesa Jagesa, looks up against it on these revised terms, so it could be Matloob who emerges as the chief threat.

#14 SMILEY RIVER - Vaal R8 (16:40 BST)

SMILEY RIVER stepped up on her debut effort with a good third here last time, and with further improvement on the cards, she looks a good bet to make it third time lucky in the finale. Flower Season and Marygold could be the ones to give the selection most to do.

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