Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday, May 25

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.


Crush - Vaal 11:50

Crush has certainly taken her time to get the idea of what is needed, but trainer Sean Tarry has been patient enough with the daughter of Casey Tibbs and looks likely to be rewarded with a victory at the seventh attempt this morning. Last time out over course and distance she was only beaten three quarters of a length by Street Life after meeting some trouble when asked to go and win her race. With a clear passage today Crush can win this race and do so comfortably before being sent handicapping.

Mutawaary - Vaal 12:25

Mutawaary cost his supporters dearly last time after being sent off at odds of 8/10 before finishing a three and a half length fourth when stepped up to seven furlongs, fading close home. The return to this trip ought to be a lot more suitable for Mike de Kock's Hamdan Al Maktoum owned colt, and if the going is in the fast side, it is hard to see Mutawaary being beaten now.

Jika - Vaal 13:00

Jika really caught the eye with a very promising fourth on his debut here when three lengths behind Samar as they flashed past the line, running on strongly over the mile. An added two furlongs now seems likely to bring about further improvement, and as the son of Jay Peg looked as green as grass on debut there is every reason to expect an even better effort from Jika today.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:
(All from Vaal)

Win back #7 CRUSH in R1 (11:50 BST)
Win back #8 MUTAWAARY in R2 (12:25 BST)
Win back #8 JIKA in R3 (13:00 BST)


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