Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday, July 20

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Vaal on Thursday.

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Hyperactive - Vaal 13:30

Hyperactive isn't easy to gauge after a winning debut here over a furlong further when just lasting home to see off Artax by close to a length. The second and third have both placed since and the son of Visionaire does look a ball of speed, suggesting the drop back to this trip can see him unleashed from the start. A handicap rating of 67 seems fair enough for his handicap debut assuming nominal improvement, and with Mpumelelo Mkoka taking six pounds off his back, Hyperactive looks an interesting proposition.

Shukamisa - Vaal 14:05

Shukamisa has been amazingly consistent lately with two wins and eight top four finishes in his last ten starts, with a good two and three quarter lengths fourth over a fraction further last time out at Turffontein in a Graduation Plate. His second to Bella Sonata over this trip in May was exceptional with the winner a good fourth in the Grade One Garden Province Stakes next time out, and a repeat of that here at Vaal would probably be enough to see Shukamisa come home in front in this Class C handicap.

Zappy Choice - Vaal 15:15

Zappy Choice seems attractively weighted in the circumstances and as she has placed in better races off higher marks, a return to form is possibly all that is needed. Mike Azzie's daughter of Redoute's Choice wasn't at her best last time out at Turffontein over the mile but has been dropped another two pounds for that effort and back at seven furlongs Zappy Choice has a much better chance in this lesser grade, and weaker company.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays
(All from Vaal)

Win back #3 HYPERACTIVE in R5 (13:30 BST)
Win back #2 SHUKAMISA in R6 (14:05 BST)
Win back #8 ZAPPY CHOICE in R8 (15:15) BST)

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