Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Sunday February 5

There is racing from South Africa on Sunday
There is racing from South Africa on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Sunday morning.


Himalayan Empress 10:20 (GMT) Flamingo park

Himalayan Empress has run well in two of her last three races with a second and a third here suggesting she will handle the surface better than most. Only Victorious Rochelle of those to have run looks capable of winning a race but she still has a bit to find and unless either of the two very cheaply bought newcomers outdoes their price tag then Himalayan Empress seems to have been found a fairy easy opportunity.

Purdey 10:55 (GMT) Scottsville

Purdey looks the value call here after a very solid debut when beaten four and three quarter lengths in fourth here over four furlongs in December. Slowly away and showing all the expected signs of inexperience, she was wandering and looking around and did remarkably well to get as close as she did, and with that experience under her belt Purdey can put this to bed with ease though sadly she won't start at 20/1 as she did last time with the added furlong very much in her favour.

On The Thames 14:10 (GMT) Flamingo Park

On The Thames is looking to land her hat trick this afternoon and seems to have been given a decent chance of doing so. She has been put up another six pounds by the handicapper for a length and a half course and distance victory last month. She sat handy all the way that day before being given the office and running on succeed with a bit up her sleeve and On The Thames can shrug off the handicapper's attentions and make it three in a row now.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:

Win back #8 HIMALAYAN EMPRESS in R1 (10:20 GMT) Flamingo Park
Win back #5 PURDEY in R1 (10:55 GMT) Scottsville
Win back #2 ON THE THAMES in R8 (14:10 GMT) Flamingo Park


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