Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Wednesday, December 20

There is racing from South Africa on Wednesday
There is racing from South Africa on Wednesday

Timeform pick out three bets from South Africa on Wednesday.

"She is clearly a major player now in this reduced field having won her maiden at Scottsville over this trip..."

Everlasting Love - 14:05 Greyville

Everlasting Love caught the eye when taking a competitive Barrier Trail here over five furlongs and made the most of the experience gained that day when stepping foot on the racecourse proper here when stepped up to seven furlongs and running on to see off Victorious Diva by a length. Robbie Hills' filly has been given a mark of 74 for that effort for her handicap debut which looks about right, but Everlasting Love is expected to improve again for the extra furlong and may well keep her unbeaten record intact this afternoon.

Shirley Valentine - 14:40 Greyville

Shirley Valentine was not at her best last time out here on turf over a furlong further but may be able to bounce back to her recent efforts that include a half-length second over this sort of trip off two pounds lower on the polytrack. She is clearly a major player now in this reduced field having won her maiden at Scottsville over this trip over a year ago, and as long as the race has enough early pace to bring her stamina in to play, then Shirley Valentine can win her second race today for trainer Dennis Bosch.

Argenteus - 15:15 Greyville

Argenteus ran better than the final placing of fourth implies last time out here over slightly shorter when beaten less than two lengths at the line after meeting a touch of trouble in running. That was only the third ever race for the daughter of Silvano who had previously won her maiden here over a mile by a length and a half, and with further improvement assured, the Andre Nel filly has an excellent chance of gaining her second victory this afternoon.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:

Win back #8 EVERLASTING LOVE in R6 (14:05 GMT)
Win back #4 SHIRLEY VALENTINE in R7 (14:40 GMT)
Win back #3 ARGENTEUS in R8 (15:15 GMT)

Want to know how these tips get on? You can find today's horse racing results on the Timeform website.

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