Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Wednesday February 22

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Kenilworth on Wednesday.


Nanna Anna - Kenilworth 10:00 (GMT)

Nanna Anna looks far too good for these rivals on all known form and can come out on top on her third visit to the race track. She put up a better than expected effort when runner up to Princess Peach on her debut over course and distance, beaten less than half a length despite being sent off a 40/1 chance. Thrown in at the deep end next time out in the Listed Summer juvenile Stakes she was anything but disgraced back if fifth, four and three quarter lengths behind winner Call To Account, who was one place behind her on debut. Dropped back in to maiden company this afternoon and with experience on her side, Nanna Anna can land this for trainer Paul Reeves and jockey Grant Behr.

Apollo Star - Kenilworth 10:30 (GMT)

Apollo Star has a very unexposed to try to take care of here all of whom could improve significantly, but on what we have seen so far the son of Alado looks the one to beat. After a debut fourth over five furlongs here when sent off at 100/1 despite being in the care of top trainer Joey Ramsden, he was allowed to go off at a big price again last time (50/1) before finishing fourth again, though this time he was taking in the Class B Kuda Sprint despite his maiden status. Less than five lengths off the winner that day, he was perhaps left with a bit too much to do but dropping down in class to this grade, Apollo Star should prove hard to beat unless there is something special lurking among the newcomers.

Mark's Glory - Kenilworth 11:40 (GMT)

Mark's Glory is clearly the riskiest of the three suggestions this afternoon on paper but the Western Winter gelding has placed in three in a row now in just the four starts after a debut sixth when as green as grass. Although only fourth last time at odds of 28/10 he wasn't beaten that far, less than one and three quarter lengths off the winner when failing to quicken up at the business end over this course and distance last week, yet this maiden looks even weaker, and Mark's Glory ought to go close to winning his first race here.

Timeform South African SmartPlays:
(All from Kenilworth)

Win back #9 NANNA ANNA in R1 (10:00 GMT)
Win back #1 APOLLO STAR in R2 (10:30 GMT)
Win back #1 MARK'S GLORY in R4 (11:40 GMT)


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