Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday 23 January

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Timeform pick out their best bets in South Africa on Thursday

Timeform select their three best bets from the Vaal on Thursday...

"...looks to have been found a good opportunity here to get off the mark..."

Timeform on Psycho King

#1 AALSMEER - Vaal R4 (12:25 GMT)

AALSMEER and Western Vision look the pair to focus on here in a weak heat. The latter has more scope for progress given her lightly-raced profile, but Aalsmer sets the clear standard on the form of her latest third at third at this venue and could just have the edge.

#6 NIMITZ - Vaal R6 (13:35 GMT)

NIMITZ appears to have stopped progressing if his last two efforts are anything to go by, but he still holds leading form claims in this line-up and really ought to take all the beating now stepping up further in trip. Stablemate Tilmeeth can battle it out with Bellagio King for the minor honours.

#7 PSYCHO KING - Vaal R8 (14:45 GMT)

PSYCHO KING produced the best effort of his short career to date when third at Turffontein last time and looks to have been found a good opportunity here to get off the mark if building on that. Nebraas and Ideal Man head the list of dangers.

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