Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Thursday 1 November

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Timeform pick out three bets in South Africa on Thursday

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

"...fully expected to open her account for her leading yard..."

Timeform on Like A Panther

#11 Noble Princess - Vaal R5 (12:30 BST)

Noble Princess has made an encouraging start to her career, filling the runner-up spot on both of her starts to date, but she should have even more to offer, and is fully expected to open her account for her leading yard. Pachanga is more experienced, but she is proving very consistent, and should again be thereabouts, while Stormborne Thunder also makes some each-way appeal.

#1 Like A Panther - Vaal R6 (13:05 BST)

Like A Panther has been performing with credit in Grade 1 events this season, and very much looks the one to beat back down in grade. He was a good winner over slightly further at this course last year and should prove too strong for his stablemate Hakeem, who hasn't been the easiest to catch right this year, but is very capable when putting it all together.

#3 Witch of The West - Vaal R7 (14:40 BST)

Witch of The West proved better than ever when resuming winning ways over slightly further at this course last time, and still lightly raced for her age, there could be even more to come. The drop back in trip isn't too much of a concern and she can go in again, likely at the main expense of In The Dance, who created a very favourable impression when making a winning debut at Turffontein in August.

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