Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Sunday February 26

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Scottsville and Turffontein on Sunday.


Cold Cash - Turffontein 10:40 (GMT)

Cold Cash is an improving sort who is clearly getting better with experience. A debut fourteenth at 45/1 was followed by a much better three length fourth on the standside track here in January before last time out, when she put in a career best. Upped in trip to a mile she was only beaten a tenth of a length by Parabola when battling all the way, and with another furlong or so this morning Cold Cash has her best chance of a success yet.

Victory Trip - Scottsville 10:50 (GMT)

Victory Trip is another getting better with ever race after opening up with a third on the Greyville polytrack in early January followed by an even better half length second her over the five furlongs when running on strongly at the death. The daughter of Trippi looks sure to appreciate the added furlong here and with trainer Dennis Bosch in good heart Victory trip can win this on her peak run and go on to better things.

Empress Valley - Turffontein 12:25 (GMT)

Empress Valley ran very well on her debut in fifth on the standside track here in early January beaten just three lengths at the line, looking sure to improve for the run. She showed the benefit of that on her only other run so far when beaten less than half a length in second by August Duke over this six furlongs here when hefty market support saw her backed from 5/2 to 14/10 when the stalls opened. She ran on strongly that day suggesting this step up in trip is ideal, and with Gavin Lerena booked to ride, Empress Valley is by far the likeliest winner of this contest.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:

Win back #2 COLD CASH in R1 (10:40 GMT) at Turffontein
Win back #15 VICTORY TRIP in R1 (10:50 GMT) at Scottsville
Win back #10 EMPRESS VALEY in R4 (12:25 GMT) at Turffontein


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