Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday 31 January

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Timeform pick out three bets in South Africa on Thursday

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

"...his effort when not beaten far in fourth here last time setting a good standard..."

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Royal Future - Vaal R3 (11:10 GMT)

Royal Future looks the one to beat in this field following her latest effort over C&D, beaten less than two lengths in fourth, and a reproduction of that effort should see her hard to beat here. Kindavar is feared most, though Varquera won't have to be anything special making her debut and is another to consider.

Fact - Vaal R6 (13:00 GMT)

Fact has a better profile than the majority of these, and has the best form on offer too, his effort when not beaten far in fourth here last time setting a good standard, so looks the way to go. Born Rich looks next best and is likely to be thereabouts also, while Voodoo is another that has to be reckoned with.

Shezahotti - Vaal R8 (14:20 GMT)

Shezahotti is fully exposed, but she looks to have been presented with a good opportunity here, and having bounced back to form when runner-up at Turffontein last time, she looks the one to beat. Strawberry Mist is a marginal preference for second, while Jammin Cat could also get a look-in.

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