Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday, April 12

Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Thursday
Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Thursday
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Timeform pick out three bets from Vaal on Thursday.

"...she is given a huge drop back in trip to the five furlongs which intrigues..."

Timeform on Finding Troy

Finding Troy - Vaal 12:20

Finding Troy seems pretty likely to wear first time blinkers this afternoon as the Azzies look to find the necessary improvement needed to get the son of Go Deputy to the front where it really matters for the first time. After fading badly over the mile here last month she is given a huge drop back in trip to the five furlongs which intrigues, and it may well be the case that she needs to make most or all of the running to repel these. He has plenty of early pace and Finding Troy should take some catching if he can get to the front as early as possible.

King of The Delta - Vaal 12:55

King of The Delta has the best form on offer in this fairly weak looking maiden and didn't ought to be troubled to get off the mark for trainer Stuart Pettigrew. He does need forgiving a below par course and distance effort last time out, but is rumoured to have been gelded since, and if he can repeat his November second here on the Classic track then King Of The Delta ought to prove difficult to beat.

Silvez - Vaal 13:30

Silvez stands out in this field for in-form trainer Sean Tarry and top jockey Lyle Hewitson as the grey daughter of Seventh Rock looks to make it third time lucky after a debut third was followed by a close-up length and three-quarter fourth to Pretty Penny, with both races at Turffontein. She has showed all the signs of inexperience in both races but ought to have a better idea of her job now, and in this lesser contest Silvez should prove far too good for these granted a clear run.

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