Salisbury

  • 14:20 Betfred 'City Bowl' Handicap1m 6f 21y

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places on the loop section)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 13.88s
  • Off time: 14:20:22
14:20 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Whiplash Willie 5/1
2nd Rockfella 9/1
3rd Albert Bridge 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 327112/ LIGHT BLUE and ORANGE diamonds, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, ORANGE star Whiplash Willie 988
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-10 A M Balding L P Keniry 93 5/16.00
2 (4) 0/57267- Dark Blue, Pink seams, Dark Blue sleeves, Pink cap Nicholascopernicus (IRE) 176
Nag me
5 9-9 Ed Walker G Baker 92 4/15.00
3 (8) 131812/ Orange, emerald green seams, sleeves and cap Cunning Act 947
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-6 J G Portman Stephen Craine 89 20/121.00
4 (6) 2/87250- Dark blue and pink stripes, white cap Albert Bridge 69
Nag me
6 9-4 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 87 5/23.50
5 (9) 12-3397 Purple, pink sleeves, purple spots, pink cap, purple spots Duchess Of Gazeley (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 D K Ivory J Quinn 85 9/110.00
6 (7) 010014- White, royal blue epaulets, striped sleeves and diamonds on cap Riptide 150
Nag me
8 8-13 v M Scudamore William Twiston-Davies (3) 82 25/126.00
7 (2) 4-23 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Ridgeway Storm (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 8-9 A King D Sweeney 79 5/16.00
8 (3) 44583-4 Dark Blue and White check, Red sleeves and cap Spice Fair 25
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-8 M D I Usher R Havlin 77 14/115.00
9 (5) 340/390- Emerald Green, Yellow sash and sleeves, quartered cap Rockfella 253
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-5 D J Coakley Martin Dwyer 73 9/110.00

Verdict

Whiplash Willie and Cunning Act have massive absences to overcome although the fact that both are being persevered with is interesting. The market should tell us more but NICHOLASCOPERNICUS is preferred in a contest perhaps not as competitive as on initial inspection. Ed Walker's gelding was far from disgraced in really competitive handicaps last term, culminating in a respectable seventh in the November Handicap. Hopefully he'll be ready for this reappearance as he looks to have a clear form chance. Albert Bridge is a rare Flat runner for Emma Lavelle and a good run is anticipated after a cosy success in a Plumpton hurdle when last seen. He rates the main threat as he'll handle the ground, while Ridgeway Storm is unexposed but does need to improve from what he's delivered in three maiden starts.