Today's racecards

Salisbury

  • 13:35 E.b.f. Ashbrittle Stud Maiden Fillies' Stakes5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in places from 4f pole to 2f pole)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.85s
  • Off time: 13:35:34
13:35 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Perfect Tribute 10/3
2nd Darwin Star 9/1
3rd Best Be Careful (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) Dark Blue and Yellow diamonds, Yellow cap Best Be Careful (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 M D I Usher L P Keniry 12/113.00
2 (5) Purple, Mauve spots on sleeves, Mauve cap Chevise (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 10/34.33
3 (8) 3494 YELLOW, WHITE hoop and armlets, WHITE and YELLOW check cap Darwin Star 21
Nag me
2 9-0 D K Ivory J Quinn 9/110.00
5 (9) Red and White diamonds, White sleeves, hooped cap Libertia
Nag me
2 9-0 A G Newcombe D Sweeney 25/126.00
6 (2) Dark Blue, Light Green sash, White cap Perfect Tribute
Nag me
2 9-0 C G Cox L Morris 10/34.33
7 (1) Orange, mauve stars, orange sleeves, orange cap, mauve star Porthgwidden Beach (USA)
Nag me
2 9-0 t1 S C Williams Saleem Golam 18/119.00
8 (6) Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Regal Rocket (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 Richard Hannon Frankie Mcdonald 6/17.00
9 (7) Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Silver Show (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 M R Channon A Munro 3/14.00
Non runners
4 (4)Ebtihaj29-0Richard HannonR Hughes

Verdict

The market will help unravel the opening maiden but without that guide will put our faith in Richard Hannon and EBTIHAJ. The list of dangers includes Silver Show, Chevise and Regal Rocket. Our pick is bred to be all speed, being a half-sister to useful sprinters Saxford and Dubai Set, with the latter having been under Hannon's care too. After a fine Royal Ascot the yard continue in good form and Ebtihaj can improve their current 28% strike-rate with juveniles this term, providing of course the market makes the right noises. Silver Show must be factored in to calculations too after her sales price rose markedly as a yearling. Mick Channon is another trainer capable of saddling debut winners although his record here isn't encouraging and this filly, whilst being able to call upon some speed on the dam's side of the pedigree, will probably do better over further. Chevise is closely related to a juvenile sprint winner and also comes into calculations although he probably wouldn't want the ground too quick whilst Regal Rocket really is bred for stamina and appears the yard's second-string. It's disconcerting to see a tongue-tie on Porthgwidden Beach first time but she represents a shrewd outfit and needs a look and in truth this is a race that should go to a newcomer; Darwin Star has struggled to shed her maiden tag through four starts she's beginning to look exposed. Our idea then of that newcomer is Ebtihaj, but the market must be checked first.