Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Tuesday 22 January

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Timeform pick out three bets in South Africa on Tuesday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Vaal on Tuesday...

"...he ought to have leading claims of returning to winning ways off the same mark."

Timeform on Nordic Rebel

Nordic Rebel - Vaal R3, 12:15 GMT

Nordic Rebel is a very solid performer at his level, with five career wins, and whilst he failed to justify favouritism over C&D last time, only finishing third, that was a career best effort, and he ought to have leading claims of returning to winning ways off the same mark. Divine Odyssey was slightly below par last time, but would be right there if bringing his best form to the table.

Sammi Moosa - Vaal R4, 12:50 GMT

A big field are due to take their chance, and the one that's fancied to come out on top is Sammi Moosa, who was unable to complete a double here last time out, finishing fifth, but she's been holding her form well and should be right up there at the business end of the race. Rockstar Child is another running well of late and is feared, whilst Festive Linngari can fill the places.

Only To Win - Vaal R5, 13:30 GMT

Only To Win's losing run stretches back to April 2017, but she hasn't been doing an awful lot wrong of late, running her best race yet to finish second at Turffontein four starts back. A repeat of that would make her very difficult to beat and she sets a clear standard in this company. Blonde Vision is preferred for the forecast, while Monopolize is another to consider.

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