Salisbury

  • 16:20 CGA 'Persian Punch' Conditions Stakes1m 6f 21y

  • Winner £9,960 2nd £2,982 3rd £1,491 4th £746
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 4.15s
  • Off time: 16:21:00
16:20 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Songcraft (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 138243 Royal blue Songcraft (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 108 2/13.00
2 (3) 020-335 Pink, dark blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Chiberta King 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-2 p A M Balding J Fortune 108 10/111.91
4 (4) 1-81511 Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, light green cap, pink spots Lily In Pink 20
Nag me
4 8-11 J G Portman J Doyle 92 7/24.50
Non runners
3 (2)672282First Avenue79-2Mrs L J MonganI Mongan86

Verdict

Songcraft usually keeps better company than this but is still to win outside of handicap company or in the UK and there must be a doubt about him lasting home over this longer distance. He also has to give 3lb to CHIBERTA KING, who will stay and has to be the pick on his latest close-up fifth behind Saddler's Rock in the Group 2 Goodwood Cup and an earlier third behind Opinion Poll in a Group 3 at Sandown. First Avenue and Lily In Pink are only handicappers but the latter has won three of her last four, though was well beaten over C&D in July.