Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday 22 August

Horses on sand
Timeform pick out their best bets in South Africa on Thursday

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

"...is a lightly raced filly with plenty of potential still there to be unlocked and looks a likely winner..."

Timeform on Perfect Light

#10 Ryder - R6 Vaal (14:35 BST)

Ryder has plenty going for him in this contest, being the highest rated on our weight adjusted ratings and having the best form to his name. He sets the bar high and should take all the beating here. Prince of Promise and Revelation can battle it out for minor places.

#6 Perfect Light - R7 Vaal (15:10 BST)

Perfect Light is a lightly raced filly with plenty of potential still there to be unlocked and looks a likely winner in her bid to follow up. She makes her handicap debut with the likelihood that she has been given a workable mark. Tombola and Angelic Appeal complete the shortlist.

#8 Cosmic Mist - R8 Vaal (15:45 BST)

Cosmic Mist has been running well of late but has been gently climbing the handicap as a result and looks as if he should still have enough in hand to gain another success over this C&D. He will need everything to fall right but rates as the strongest chance ahead of Before the Dawn.

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