Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday April 27

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 Turffontein on Thursday.


Purple Diamond - Turffontein 12:00

Purple Diamond has been found a relatively straight forward opportunity to get off the mark by top trainer Sean Tarry and jockey S'manga Khumalo. Last time out he finished fourth in a Listed race that is working out well with the third, fifth, and twelfth all winning next time out, and this looks a formality for Purple Diamond if repeating that effort.

State Star - Turffontein 14:25

State Star is a daughter of High Chaparral who won on her debut here on the Standside track and wasn't disgraced on her only other run when a length and three quarters third to Al Danza in what looked a very hot Graduation Plate. Even a repeat of that may well be enough but with more improvement assured State Star should prove a tough nut to crack today for trainer Alec Laird and jockey Anton Delpech.

She's A Giver - Turffontein 14:55

She's A Giver ran a blinder last time out when touched off by the minimum margin at Vaal with the front two pulling clear of the rest of the field. She has already won twice from just the seven starts and shows plenty of early speed when needed, and can take this before She's A Giver steps up in class as her season progresses.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:
(All from Turffontein)

Win back #9 PURPLE DIAMOND in R1 (12:00 BST)
Win back #2 STATE STAR in R5 (14:25 BST)
Win back #7 SHE'S A GIVER in R6 (14:55 BST)


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