Today's racecards

Salisbury

  • 16:50 CGA 'Persian Punch' Conditions Stakes1m 6f 21y

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good to Firm (Last 2f: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 4.51s
  • Off time: 16:50:37
16:50 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Viking Storm 14/1
2nd Asbaab (USA) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 9823-40 Mauve, purple epaulets and sleeves, striped cap Cavaleiro (IRE) 37
Nag me
4 9-2 M P Tregoning Hayley Turner 97 7/18.00
2 (1) 0-23541 Maroon, beige star and sleeves, beige cap, maroon stars Mysterious Man (IRE) 12
Nag me
4 9-2 h A M Balding J Fortune 94 3/14.00
3 (3) 13-1365 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap No Heretic 35
Nag me
5 9-2 D M Simcock Jim Crowley 100 6/42.50
4 (5) 1-42842 Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond Suegioo (FR) 12
Nag me
4 9-2 p M Botti P Sirigu 92 8/19.00
5 (6) 13-7780 Black, Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Viking Storm 15
Nag me
5 9-2 H J L Dunlop J P Spencer 94 14/115.00
6 (2) 741 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Asbaab (USA) 41
Nag me
3 8-7 B J Meehan P Hanagan 98 7/18.00

Verdict

NO HERETIC beat Suegioo on worse terms over 1m4f at Newmarket in the spring and is the clear form pick in this on his latest fifth in the Goodwood Cup when beaten less than six lengths. The drop in distance should be in his favour and, on a line though Suegioo, he appears to have the beating of recent Newmarket winner Mysterious Man. Cavaleiro has placed form at Group 3 and Listed level so can't be ignored as he probably needed his run at Goodwood in July but the three-year-old Asbaab is a lot less exposed, though this is a step up from the maiden he won at HQ. Viking Storm won four times last year but has paid the price this campaign.