Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday 14 February

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Timeform pick out three bets in South Africa on Thursday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Vaal on Thursday...

"...he could be worth chancing with the handicapper slowly beginning to relent..."

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#1 TINTAGEL - Vaal R2 (10:40 GMT)

TINTAGEL came as close as he ever has to opening his account over seven furlongs here a fortnight ago, when finding only one too good (beaten a little over a length), and a repeat of that effort could be good enough to see him go one better this time round. Western Oasis and Phoenix Sun head the list of dangers.

#3 MIGHTY HIGH - Vaal R3 (11:10 GMT)

MIGHTY HIGH was only narrowly denied in a listed event at Turffontein last time, form that is far superior to anything her eight rivals here have achieved, and she is difficult to oppose as a result. Anneka makes most appeal for the forecast spot ahead of Palace Chapel.

#18 GENESIS - Vaal R8 (14:15 GMT)

This represent a weaker race than those GENESIS would usually contest and he could be worth chancing with the handicapper slowly beginning to relent. This looks as open as the big field would suggest, though, with Rocky Path and Rockstar Child just two of several dangers.

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