Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday 25 October

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Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Thursday

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

"...he looks to have been found an ideal opportunity to shed his maiden tag."

Timeform on Power of Place

Power of Place - Vaal 11:10

A very weak maiden, in which a confident vote goes the way of Power of Place. The form he has shown to date is vastly superior to his rivals, and he looks to have been found an ideal opportunity to shed his maiden tag. As such, he can't be opposed. Chipofftheoldblok is just about preferred for second, while Rio Rhythm edges it as the selection for third.

Civil Disobedience - Vaal 11:45

Civil Disobedience was below par at Turffontein last time, but he had produced two solid runs at this track prior to that, and returning here, he looks to have been found a very good opportunity to get his head in front. Running Fury has been running respectably of late and commands respect, whilst Fired Up is an interesting debutant.

Alnasl - Vaal 12:20

Alnasl has only shown fair form in three starts so far, but in the context of this maiden she has the most solid profile, and she gets the vote to get off the mark at the fourth time of asking. Ice Mint is another solid prospect for this grade and is respected, whilst Take My Word is third choice.

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