Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Saturday February 18

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Kenilworth and Turffontein on Saturday.


Polyphonic - Turffontein 11:15

Polyphonic wasn't disgraced when sixth on her return from nine weeks off the track here last time and should improve with that outing under her belt. Her previous placed form includes a pair of seconds on the standside track here last November, culminating in a half-length defeat in the Grade 2 Ipi Tombe Challenge over this trip. She should prove extremely difficult to beat if reproducing that level of form here and can record the third success of her career, with Brazuca feared most of the remainder.

Rose of Soweto - Turffontein 13:00

Rose of Soweto has hit a top four finish in three of her six starts to date and was a good second to September Bloom on her most recent outing over this trip on the standside track here last month. She has had plenty of opportunities, but has simply taken a while to get the hang of what is required and can put that experience to good use here. Street Gaze is an obvious danger if making the expected improvement, but Rose of Soweto shades the vote this afternoon for trainer Weiho Marwing.

Kapteinspandiseile - Kenilworth 13:20

Kapteinspandiseile does need to find a bit more improvement to take this maiden, but that seems more than likely after just four starts. Despite finishing fifth last time, the son of Judpot was only beaten just over three lengths when outgunned close home. The form received a boost when the runner-up went one better on his next start is fancied to shed his maiden tag for an in-form jockey/trainer combination, with nothing of that calibre likely to be in opposition here.

Timeform South African SmartPlays:

Win back #5 POLYPHONIC in R2 (11:15 GMT) at Turffontein
Win back #1 ROSE OF SOWETO in R5 (13:00 GMT) at Turffontein
Win back #1 KAPTEINSPANDISELLE in R4 (13:20 GMT) at Kenilworth


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