Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Wednesday, October 25

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Durbanville on Wednesday.

Viking Voyage - 13:55 Durbanville

Viking Voyage has already won four of his sixteen starts and over ZAR250,000 in win and place prize money for trainer Andre Nel, the latest over this trip at Kenilworth in July, and he followed that with a two length fifth in a blanket finish over the same course and distance in August. Rested since and kindly left on the same rating by the handicapper, he is also dropped in class this afternoon with Donovan Dillon in the saddle and ought to make the most of the opportunity.

Essence Of Life - 14:30 Durbanville

Essence Of Life looks intriguing here for trainer Glen Kotzen who has booked the promising young Louis Burke to take nine pounds off the back of the four year old filly once again. She was put up four pounds after winning over this trip at Kenilworth, but wasn't disgraced under her new rating when a half-length third to Weston over this course and distance last month in a similar contest, and with her jockey's claim perhaps all-important, a huge race is once again expected.

Friendly Tibbs - 16:15 Durbanville

Friendly Tibbs is not getting any younger at the age of seven but still looks capable of winning more races to add to the seven successes he has from a sixty-eight race career, with a couple of second spots in a row at Kenilworth and then here in his last two races evidence he still has the talent. He runs off the same rating here which is a plus, and should be even happier reverting to this trip after trying further without success for trainer Piet Steyn and jockey Grant van Niekerk.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:
(All from Durbanville)

Win back #2 VIKING VOYAGE R3 (13:55 BST)
Win back #5 ESSENCE OF LIFE in R4 (14:30 BST)
Win back #7 FRIENDLY TIBBS in R7 (16:15 BST)

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