Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday, September 28

There is racing from Turffontein on Thursday
There is racing from Turffontein on Thursday

Timeform pick out three bets from Turffontein on Thursday.


La Collossa - 14:10 Turffontein

La Collossa got off the mark at the second attempt at Vaal when getting the better of Make Me Happy by a very easy two and a quarter lengths, and looks the sort to continue improving with further experience. A daughter of Querari out of a Cadeaux Genereux mare, she has been given plenty of time to get over her last effort with close to two months off, and La Collossa can show the benefit of that kindness with another win this afternoon on her handicap debut.

Commodore Al - 14:45 Turffontein

Commodore Al looks to be one of the likelier winners on the card this afternoon for trainer Gary Alexander and if he gets home over this marathon trip then he certainly has a favourite's chance. His fourth to Inn A Million over a mile and two furlongs at Vaal last time saw the son of Captain Al running on strongly to go down by less than five lengths after being caught a bit flat footed, and with stamina more important than speed here, Commodore Al has every chance of his ninth career win today.

Blue Berry Pie - 15:20 Turffontein

Blue Berry Pie didn't quite get home over nine furlongs here last time out when beaten less than a length and a half by September Bloom, but was anything but disgraced and can get back to winning ways on her return to a mile. Her last win here in August over this trip on the Standside track caught the eye and although she has to race off of 3 lb higher now, she has only had the twelve career starts and there may well be a bit more to come from Blue Berry Pie over the months ahead.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:
(All from Turffontein)

Win back #2 LA COLLOSSA in R5 (14:10 BST)
Win back #1 COMMODORE AL in R6 (14:45 BST)
Win back #4 BLUE BERRY PIE in R7 (15:20 BST)


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