Today's racecards

Salisbury

  • 17:05 Kevin Hall & Pat Boakes Memorial Handicap1m 6f 21y

  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 1.10s
  • Off time: 17:05:28
17:05 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Taws 9/2
2nd Statsminister 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 7-2222 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Button Down 22
Nag me
3 9-7 p1 Lady Cecil James Doyle 83 3/14.00
2 (6) 4-21351 Dark Blue and Pink (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves and cap Sebastian Beach (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 Richard Hannon R Hughes 83 11/43.75
3 (1) 217450 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Norse Star (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 b1 S Kirk P J Dobbs 75 16/117.00
4 (3) 52132 Orange and Red (quartered), halved sleeves Gallic Destiny (IRE) 27
Nag me
3 8-11 p A M Balding J Fortune 73 8/19.00
5 (7) 09311 Yellow, Black diamond on cap Statsminister 13
Nag me
3 8-11 L A Dace D Sweeney 73 10/111.00
6 (2) 5-6222 Orange, White sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap, White stars Mountain Kingdom (IRE) 8
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-9 Sir Mark Prescott C Catlin 71 9/25.50
7 (5) 481723 ROYAL BLUE and PURPLE (quartered), ROYAL BLUE sleeves and cap Taws 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 B R Millman Andrea Atzeni 66 9/25.50

Verdict

Sebastian Beach won over this trip at Sandown last time, beating Cosette who runs earlier on the card. Statsminster is clearly improving having got off the mark at Bath and followed up off a 5lb higher mark at Newmarket while Gallic Destiny came up against a well-treated rival at Haydock last month. Mountain Kingdom went very close at Yarmouth last week but appeared to appreciate the easier ground on that occasion. BUTTON DOWN will be popular at stud if she manages to win a race and this looks her big chance. She's been a bit unlucky not to open her account so far and this step up in trip should suit as she's a half-sister to the useful Model Pupil, who stays 2m - her dam won a Listed race over 1m6f. Norse Star is preferred to Taws of the others.