Today's racecards

Salisbury

  • 20:00 Westover Group Handicap1m 6f 21y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 5.49s
  • Off time: 20:00:18
20:00 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Crocus Rose 9/4
2nd Theologist (IRE) 3/1
3rd Colonel Flay 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 16-1523 Dark Blue, White spots, White cap Colonel Flay 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-0 Mrs P N Dutfield Jack Mitchell (3) 70 3/14.00
2 (13) 67278-0 Maroon and Mauve (quartered), White sleeves, Maroon stars and stars on cap Top Ticket (IRE) 19
Nag me
4 9-11 p1 D Pipe William Buick 67 20/121.00
3 (5) 482505 Pink, Dark Blue hoop and armlets, Pink and Dark Blue hooped cap Drum Major (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 9-9 G L Moore S Drowne 65 10/111.00
4 (9) 323 Maroon, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue cap Regal Angel 158
Nag me
6 9-5 Jean-Rene Auvray Hayley Turner 61 14/115.00
6 (12) 99-3465 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Theologist (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-13 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 67 3/14.00
7 (11) 8-6532 Purple and Yellow (halved), Purple sleeves, Yellow cap Crocus Rose 21
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3 8-11 H J L Dunlop R Hughes 65 9/43.25
8 (8) 5-0504 Purple and Royal Blue diamonds, Purple sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Purple diamond Lilac Wine 11
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6 8-10 b1 D J S ffrench Davis Ross Atkinson (5) 48 25/126.00
9 (1) 71736/9- Yellow, Orange disc Go Free 64
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8 8-10 J G M O'Shea R Kennemore (3)(ex1) 45 20/121.00
10 (6) 244-004 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap The Composer 31
Nag meCourse Winner
7 8-10 M Blanshard L P Keniry 45 18/119.00
11 (2) 0785-07 Dark green, orange star, armlets and star on cap Lady Maya 25
Nag me
4 8-10 P Henderson R Kingscote 45 40/141.00
12 (7) 6-93688 Pink, Grey braces and stars on cap Silver Surprise 8
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5 8-10 b J J Bridger M Halford (3) 45 50/151.00
13 (4) 8-007 Black, Pink cross belts, armlets and star on cap Improper (USA) 14
Nag me
3 7-12 M H-Fairley N Mackay 45 66/167.00
Non runners
5 (10)309643-Whaxaar (IRE)58-13R IngramR Havlin55

Verdict

One of a number of bad staying contests that are filling the racing programme at present but we will try GO FREE at the expense of Drum Major and Colonel Flay. John O'Shea's charge is rated just 45 but it could be a case that he is well in as he had rated 110+ over hurdles during the summer. Drum Major does not stay two miles but had shaped with promise over 1m5f under similar going. Colonel Flay was third off this mark in a similar contest and does at least appear to be holding his form. Top Ticket was much higher rated when trained by David Simcock and has been handed a significant drop since joining David Pipe. Regal Angel and Whaxaar are better known to followers of all weather racing. Theologist is from a stout middle distance family though appears not to be particularly able on what we have seen thus far. Crocus Rose seems to have improved for stepping up in trip and did not do too much wrong when finding one too good on heavy going at Haydock. A race where bets are recommended at minimum stakes and for the winner, Go Free is put forward in acknowledgement of that.