Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday 6 December

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

"...a repeat of those efforts should see him finally shed his maiden tag."

Timeform on Laptop Wizard

#3 Laptop Wizard, Vaal R1, 10:10 GMT

Laptop Wizard is in great heart at the moment, hitting the frame in each of his last two starts. That form leaves him some way clear of this field, and a repeat of those efforts should see him finally shed his maiden tag. The newcomer Im Not Telling could prove to be the principal danger if ready to go on debut, whilst Pearl of Siberia is another to consider.

#6 Isovar - Vaal R2, 10:40 BST

Isovar was a beaten favourite on her most recent start at Turffontein in September, only able to finish sixth, but that was just her second outing to the racecourse and she is worthy of a second chance in this lowly company. Shezahotti is far more exposed than the selection, but sets the form standard and is respected, whilst Azeeza produced a solid debut here last time.

#4 Shanghai Tang - Vaal R3, 11:10 GMT

Shanghai Tang was down the field on his most recent start in a maiden here in April, but the form he showed previously to finish second on debut two months earlier was a solid run, and he is worthy of another chance to get his head in front on just his third career start. Glitter Path has the best credentials of the remainder, while Takatul is one to bear in mind too.

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