Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday April 20

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Vaal on Thursday.


Fish River - Vaal 12:25

Fish River really impressed when taking her maiden on only her second race here at Vaal when stepped up form four furlongs to five, running on strongly to put three and a half lengths of daylight between herself and runner up Desert Rhythm with the minimum of fuss. Mike de Kock has spoken highly of the daughter of Canford Cliffs and with another furlong this afternoon likely to bring about further improvement Fish River can take this easily before stepping up to better things over the months ahead.

Martha's Vinyard - Vaal 13:00

Martha's Vinyard can make it a good day for the de Kock team if building on her debit second when run out of it late on despite making some breathing noises during the race. The daughter of Exceed And Excel looked the sort to come on a ton for her debut experience, and with that run under her belt Martha's Vinyard ought to prove very hard to beat this afternoon with Anton Delpech in the saddle again today with the number one draw an added bonus.

Golden Man - Vaal 15:25

Golden Man will not be appearing on the scene until very late in this race but that is his style and granted a clear run at the leaders he can come home in front for the fifth time on his fortieth start today. Trained by Grant Maroun, he has finished runner up in his last two starts but was beaten less than a quarter of a length last time out, and if Ryan Munger can get him motoring a little earlier today then Golden Man can get to the front where it really matters for his in form stable.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:
(All from Vaal)

Win back #1 FISH RIVER in R2 (12:25 BST)
Win back #7 MARTHA'S VINYARD in R3 (13:00 BST)
Win back #7 GOLDEN MAN in R7 (15:25 BST)


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