Salisbury

  • 17:30 Higos Insurance Services Christchurch Handicap1m 6f 21y

  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 22.46s
  • Off time: 17:30:18
17:30 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Opera Buff 14/1
2nd Abundantly 6/1
3rd Highway Code (USA) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (13) 000335 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap The Betchworth Kid 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-11 v M L W Bell T P Queally 75 3/14.00
3 (2) 620568/ Beige and emerald green stripes, beige sleeves Advisor (FR) 62
Nag me
7 9-10 b Mark Gillard L Treadwell 74 25/126.00
4 (5) 324886 Dark Green, Yellow hoop and armlets, check cap Abundantly 18
Nag me
4 9-9 H Morrison William Buick 73 6/17.00
8 (8) 977/13 Yellow, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Purple spots Highway Code (USA) 5
Nag me
7 9-6 R Lee D J Bates (3) 70 7/24.50
9 (10) 564250 Royal blue and white (halved), white sleeves, royal blue armlets, pink cap Tingo In The Tale (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 9-5 D W P Arbuthnot William Twiston-Davies (3) 69 14/115.00
10 (7) 27-6770 Beige, Orange chevron, Brown sleeves, Orange cap Shades Of Grey 18
Nag me
6 9-5 C G Cox Ryan Tate (5) 69 13/27.50
11 (11) 121122 Emerald Green, Royal Blue hoop and armlets, quartered cap Chapter Five 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 9-4 b Ian Williams Ryan Powell (3) 68 13/27.50
12 (14) 444254 Dark blue, yellow disc, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Opera Buff 25
Nag me
4 9-3 p S Curran James Doyle 67 14/115.00
13 (6) 110456 Pink, Purple star, Pink sleeves, Purple stars, Pink cap, Purple star Linkable 94
Nag me
4 9-2 B G Powell Jack Mitchell 66 33/134.00
14 (1) 218673 Maroon, Light Blue armlets and cap Admirable Duque (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 b D J S ffrench Davis Josh Baudains (7) 66 12/113.00
Non runners
1 (4)294918Laser Blazer59-11J GaskD Sweeney75
5 (12)421441Eshtyaaq69-9P D EvansCatherine Gannon73
6 (9)152476Paloma's Prince (IRE)49-8J R BoyleNon Runner72
7 (3)353354No Such Number59-7Miss J FeildenShelley Birkett71

Verdict

Abundantly showed a bit more at Bath last time but still finished behind the consistent Chapter Five and No Such Number. Eshtyaaq beat Chapter Five by a neck over a longer trip at Bath on his latest start when Laser Blazer was only eighth but may struggle to confirm the form here. Highway Code is running well and Admirable Duque has a chance off bottom weight but this looks a lot easier than the races in which THE BETCHWORTH KID usually plies his trade. Michael Bell's eight-year-old is a dual course and distance winner and 7lb lower than the second of those having been dropped a further 5lb since finishing fifth at Epsom - he must go close.