Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Monday February 27

Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Monday
Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Monday

Timeform pick out three bets from Flamingo Park on Monday.

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Russian Dream - 10:20 (GMT) Flamingo Park

Russian Dream has already had her chances with three places from five runs and was a well beaten third last time out here when stepped up to a sixth furlong patently failing to get home on the stamina sapping surface. Dropped back to five furlongs again this morning and in what looks a pretty weak race, she won't find many easier chances and Russian Dream ought to win this for trainer Stephanie Miller, who has her horses in decent form.


Chestnut Troop 10:45 (GMT) Flamingo Park

Chestnut Troop could make it a Stephanie Miller double in quick succession if the son of legendary sire Horse Chestnut gets his act together. Six places from fourteen starts and four in a row suggest he has enough ability to win a small race, and with none of his rivals hitting a top three sport between them last time out he won't get many better or easier opportunities. He was a two and three quarter length third to Giveuwings over seven furlongs when failing to get home last time out but is another who should appreciate the drop back in trip, and Chestnut Troop looks hard to oppose today.


Fortysecond Street 11:10 (GMT) Flamingo Park

Fortysecond Street used to be in the care of Champion trainer Sean Tarry but has recently moved to Phillip Smith for a change of scenery and there is a chance that lightning could strike straight away for the three-year-old daughter of Visionaire. Last time out she ran perhaps her best race yet when third to Would I Lie to you at Turffontein which looks very good form in the context of this race, and if Fortysecond Street handles the sand at the first attempt, then she could surprise them all this morning.


Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:
(All from Flamingo Park)

Win back #5 RUSSIAN DREAM in R1 (10:20 GMT)
Win back #3 CHESTNUT TROOP in R2 (10:45 GMT)
Win back #1 FORTYSECOND STREET in R3 (11:10 GMT)

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