Today's racecards

Salisbury

  • 16:55 Axminster Carpets Racing Excellence Apprentice Handicap 6f 212y

  • Winner £2,428 2nd £723 3rd £361 4th £180
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.32s
  • Off time: 16:55:52
16:55 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st George Baker (IRE) 11/8
2nd Come On Safari (IRE) 33/1
3rd Diddums 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 415/0-50 Mauve, dark blue chevron and sleeves, dark blue cap, mauve star Come On Safari (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 b1 J Tuite Luke Rowe (5) 68 33/134.00
2 (4) 90-8255 White, red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, white cap, red diamond Secret Queen 17
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4 9-5 M Hill Matthew Lawson 68 11/112.00
3 (1) 11268-7 Maroon, Yellow star, Maroon sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Lutine Charlie (IRE) 10
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4 9-5 p R Harris Lewis Walsh (5) 68 16/117.00
4 (9) 727714 Yellow, Light Blue hoops, Yellow cap French Art 26
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6 9-3 p N Tinkler Shane B Kelly 66 9/25.50
5 (12) 550-520 Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange cap Freddie's Girl (USA) 35
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4 9-1 S Durack John Lawson (7) 64 28/129.00
6 (7) 18P0-05 Light Blue, Dark Blue stripe, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Polar Annie 10
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 M S Saunders Jake Payne (3) 64 12/113.00
7 (2) 3-77221 Light blue, pink cross belts, black cap George Baker (IRE) 5 (ex6)
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4 9-0 George Baker Charles Bishop (5) 57 11/82.38
8 (10) 75890-4 White, Dark Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star You've Been Mowed 10
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-13 R J Price Ian Burns (5) 62 15/28.50
9 (8) 315109 Black, Yellow epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap Crystallize 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 A B Haynes Sean Palmer (5) 61 33/134.00
10 (3) 578435 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Aviso (GER) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-12 P D Evans Kevin Lundie (7) 61 16/117.00
11 (6) 335455- Emerald Green, Light Blue chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Light Blue cap Night Sky 206
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4 8-11 P J Makin D T Da Silva 60 14/115.00
12 (11) 524265 White, light green hoop Diddums 10
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5 8-8 A J Lidderdale Katia Scallan (5) 57 16/117.00

Verdict

It took George Baker 17 attempts to get off the mark and he's worth taking on with a penalty to carry for winning at Nottingham on Saturday. Recent Newcastle winner French Art looks to have claims though all four wins have been over a mile, while Lutine Charlie recorded both his wins over the same trip last year. You've Been Mowed produced a better effort last time and cannot be ruled out, but Crystallize looks too high in the weights now so a chance is taken on SECRET QUEEN. She did well to finish as close as she did at Warwick last time given a slow start and could well be up to winning off her current mark.