Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday, July 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 their three best bets from Vaal on Thursday...

"He's been placed on three of his five starts, including when beaten less than half a length by Senor Lizard last time."

Timeform on Drop Kick

DROP KICK - R2 Vaal, 11:45 (BST)

The Alec Laird-trained DROP KICK has quite a significant edge on form and is the one to beat. He's been placed on three of his five starts, including when beaten less than half a length by Senor Lizard last time. Electromagnetic (fourth that day) is just about preferred for second, while the improving Waqaas might be worth siding with for third.

FAVOURITE MODEL - R3 Vaal, 12:20 (BST)

The experienced FAVOURITE MODEL holds a sizeable advantage on form and is the one to overcome. She has been holding her form well of late, including when third to Wings of Light at the end of June. Pretty Border (fourth that day) gets the vote for second, while Dashuri is one to bear in mind as well.

AFRICAN MAGIC - R4 Vaal, 12:55 (BST)

Though he's yet to break his duck after 13 runs, AFRICAN MAGIC gets the nod as the clear pick on form. A repeat of his recent fourth to Musigny at Turffontein could be enough to see off Pidgeon Rock and Aqulia Warrior who might be tough to keep out of the minor places.

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