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Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Tuesday, February 13

Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Tuesday
Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Tuesday
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Timeform pick out three bets from Vaal on Tuesday.

"...and if he can repeat that effort here then he ought to win this..."

The Turf King - 11:25 Vaal

The Turf King is a risky suggestion as an unraced colt but he is a ZAR350,000 son of top South African sire Var and in the more than capable hands of trainer Geoff Woodruff who has booked Marco V'Rensburg to steer him home. Out of Miss Kiri (by Jallad), he is certainly bred to have plenty of speed and he ought to be well-suited by this five-furlong trip, and with reports of some exceptional home gallops, The Turf King may well live up to his name first time out this morning.


Son Of A Legend - 12:00 Vaal

Son Of A Legend needs forgiving a below par fifth at Greyville when last seen on Boxing Day when he looked surprisingly one-paced over the mile to be beaten over five lengths. His earlier length third at Turffontein stands out in this line-up, and if he gets the added trip this lunchtime as expected then Son Of A Legend can bounce back to his best after a well-deserved rest, confirming earlier form with Brave Gitano, Dancing Rebel, and Mr Tinsel.

Hokanui - 13:10 Vaal

Hokanui has moved yards from Des Edges to the Azzies since he was last seen in action and it will be interesting to see if a change of scenery and methods brings any improvement. On form he only has the slightest amount more to find after a length third at Greyville in December was followed by a three length third at the same track last time out in what looked a pretty hot contest, and if he can repeat that effort here then he ought to win this with the minimum of fuss.

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