Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday 13 September

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

"He made a promising start when fourth to Big Voice Jack at Turffontein and a repeat of that could be enough, with this longer trip expected to suit."

Timeform on Major Return

MAJOR RETURN - R1 Vaal, 12:25 BST

The once-raced MAJOR RETURN has just about the best endorsements and sets the bar. He made a promising start when fourth to Big Voice Jack at Turffontein and a repeat of that could be enough, with this longer trip expected to suit. National Aim could have the most to offer of the remainder, while Royal Pursuit is another with the potential to figure.

VIRGINIA - R2 Vaal, 13:00 BST

The three-year-old filly VIRGINIA was unable to cheer backers last time, but is worth giving another chance. Her previous third at Turffontein reads well and the step up in trip here should suit. Prairie Sky may be the best bet to chase the selection home, while Good Cause can't be ruled out of things either seeing a racecourse for the first time.

PERFECT PURSUIT - R3 Vaal, 13:35 BST

PERFECT PURSUIT has plenty of potential and could be difficult to catch. He made a very promising debut when a length and a half third to Tudor Manor over C&D last month and should take some beating on that showing. Jonathan should be thereabouts on his debut, while African Magic might be tough to keep out of the minor places.

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