Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday 17 October

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Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Thursday

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

"...he is a confident selection to deservedly gain a first success in what looks a weak race..."

Timeform on Arnica Montana

#4 KISUMU - Vaal R5 (14:45 BST)

KISUMU has been knocking on the door of late, notably going down by a little over a length at Turffontein last time, and this looks a good opportunity for her to belatedly get off the mark. Hope For Millions is feared most ahead of Sea Island.

#6 ARNICA MONTANA - Vaal R6 (15:25 BST)

ARNICA MONTANA has finished close-up in each of his three starts to date, and with further improvement on the cards, he is a confident selection to deservedly gain a first success in what looks a weak race. Crazy Charlie and Ice Lord can battle it out for the forecast spot.

#7 NAZARETH - Vaal R8 (16:35 BST)

NAZARETH appeals as a value alternative to Flagship Fund in the finale, with the form of her latest fourth at this venue not giving her all that much to find with the likely market leader. Gimme A Rock Star and Riqaaby complete the shortlist.

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