Today's racecards

Salisbury

  • 14:30 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Molson Coors Novice Stakes6f 212y

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places,Last 5f Good to Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.31s
  • Off time: 14:30:58
14:30 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Baltic Knight (IRE) 5/4
2nd King Dragon (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 9121 Brown, Turquoise Blue sleeves and cap Silver Ridge (IRE) 36
Nag me
2 9-5 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 90 7/24.50
2 (3) 30137 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots King Dragon (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-3 B J Meehan L Dettori 90 9/43.25
3 (4) 413 Dark Blue, White diamond, hooped sleeves Vectis 33
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 H J L Dunlop Catherine Gannon 79 7/18.00
4 (2) 512 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Baltic Knight (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 97 5/42.25
5 (1) 1 White, dark blue seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Mick Duggan 27
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 S Hodgson E Ahern 73 33/134.00

Verdict

All of these have shown decent form so far, though it's unlikely any of them will prove up to classic standard next year. Ralph Beckett's Frog Hollow won it 12 months ago, beating Richard Hannon's Lord Of the Shadows into second place, but the Hannon stable had won the race the previous two years and look to have the ideal candidate this time around in BALTIC KNIGHT. He gets 5lb from Beckett's Windsor and Ripon winner Silver Ridge, despite having won well at Kempton on his second start and running Montridge to a head over 7f at Sandown on his next start. King Dragon has been quite highly tried and should run his race again but this trip could be too far for the speedy Vectis and Mick Duggan only won a Kempton claimer on debut.