Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Tuesday, April 24

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Vaal on Tuesday.

"He certainly wasn’t stopping that day and now connections know he stays..."

Timeform on Son of A Legend

Rail Trip - Vaal 11:35

Rail Trip is held in very high regard at the Gavin van Zyl stable and put in a debut full of promise when a well beaten fourth at Turffontein, starting slowly, looking as green as grass, and then picking up the bit to finish with some purpose once the penny finally dropped. A daughter of top sire Trippi out of a Galileo mare, she will improve hand over fist for that effort, and although she ought to be better over further in time, Rail Trip can take this on her way to bigger and better things.

Son of A Legend - Vaal 12:40

Son of A Legend got off the mark on his seventh start over seven furlongs here in early March, and was then stepped up to this trip when beaten a quarter of a length after being ridden to conserve his stamina. He certainly wasn't stopping that day and now connections know he stays, Son of A Legend can be ridden that bit more positively if needed, and can come home in front today off the same handicap mark.

Nautic Spirit - Vaal 14:30

Nautic Spirit looks more than capable of carrying top-weight to success here for trainer Paul Peter after impressing when taking her maiden by a very easy five and a quarter lengths over this course and distance in February, with more left in the tank if needed. A rating of 82 does not seem overly generous for her handicap debut, but the Your Song filly is improving rapidly and if she can put in a similar effort, then Nautic Spirit can sail home in front again.

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