Timeform pick out three bets from Vaal on Thursday.
"Dropped in class this afternoon, a rating of 78 may prove to be generous..."
White Winter continues to flatter to deceive and has placed in the first four home in all six races now, with a half-length second to Fly North over course and distance in October perhaps the best of them. She returns here to Vaal this afternoon for young trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren who seems to have found the daughter of Warm White night a mediocre contest, that White Winter really ought to be able to win.
Carmalita stands out on form having finished a half-length second at Turffontein last time out, and although still a maiden, she has never been beaten by more than a length in four starts. She comfortably holds Flying Feather on that run and just seems to have been unlucky enough to run in to some decent sorts so far, and with nothing obviously better in this line-up, Carmalita looks to have a favourite's chance.
Battle Creek has been admirably consistent for trainer Dorrie Sham with two wins and seven places from his thirteen starts, and a perfectly acceptable fourth to Pinnacle Peak over this course and distance last time out in a Class C Plate. Dropped in class this afternoon, a rating of 78 may prove to be generous these days for the son of Antonius Pius who is still improving, and Battle Creek has every chance of another success here.
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(All from Vaal)