Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Wednesday, May 31

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 Greyville on Wednesday.


Sitia - 13:00 Greyville

Sitia showed the benefit of her introductory seventh with a much improved second to the decent Ideal Winter at Scottsville last time out, and can go one better now stepped up an extra furlong to the mile on the polytrack. A daughter of top sire Captain Al, she was only beaten half a length running on strongly that day and Duncan Howell will expect a winning effort from Sitia this afternoon before she moves on in to handicap grade or better.

Ideal Winter - 14:10 Greyville

Ideal Winter is one of the lighter raced fillies here and will need to go on from her maiden win over seven furlongs at Scottsville to get involved today. As a daughter of Ideal World she seems likely to appreciate the step up in trip this afternoon for trainer Gavin van Zyl who has his horses in fine fettle, and there is good reason to believe that a Merit Rating of 65 may well prove to be below Ideal Winter's true abilities in the weeks and months ahead.

Friend Request - 14:45 Greyville

Friend Request represents the Dennis Drier stable and has form in the book that suggests he can go on to better things after winning this afternoon. One win from ten starts fails to tell the full story with a very good fourth to Chicago Beat here on turf last time out, beaten less than three lengths at the line. Dropped another pound here he didn't get the clearest of runs that day in a decent race (ninth and eleventh have both won since) and he may be better off dropped a furlong on the polytrack, making Friend Request the value call today.

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays:
(All from Greyville)

Win back #8 SITIA in R4 (13:00 BST)
Win back #9 IDEAL WINTER in R6 (14:10 BST)
Win back #9 FRIEND REQUEST in R7 (14:45 BST)


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