Today's racecards

Salisbury

  • 14:45 Smith & Williamson Maiden Fillies' Stakes6f 212y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.63s
  • Off time: 14:45:46
14:45 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Starclass 7/2
2nd Poppy Golightly 10/1
3rd Night Sky 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 0 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Alnaseem (USA) 68
Nag me
3 9-0 J L Dunlop R Hills 8/19.00
2 (6) 6790-76 Cerise, White seams, hooped cap Ellen Vannin (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-0 p1 Eve Johnson Houghton P Hills (3) 53 25/126.00
3 (3) Black and Orange check, Black sleeves and cap Into The Wind
Nag me
3 9-0 B R Millman J Millman (3)(ex3) 25/126.00
4 (1) 8 Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Lady Berta 10
Nag me
3 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 6/17.00
5 (7) 4 Turquoise, Navy Blue disc, collar and cuffs, check cap Laser Ruby 15
Nag me
3 9-0 A M Balding L P Keniry 4/15.00
6 (2) 0-3 Emerald Green, Light Blue chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Light Blue cap Night Sky 15
Nag me
3 9-0 P J Makin D Sweeney 11/43.75
7 (5) 73 DARK GREEN, YELLOW hoop and armlets Poppy Golightly 15
Nag me
3 9-0 R J Hodges R Kingscote 10/111.00
8 (4) 7-5 Black, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, black armlets and diamond on pink cap Starclass 39
Nag me
3 9-0 W R Swinburn A Kirby 7/24.50
9 (9) 0- Grey, red cap Up At Last 246
Nag me
3 9-0 W J Haggas Liam Jones 16/117.00

Verdict

If all goes to plan Lady Berta will be bidding to give Richard Hannon a treble but we'll jump off the bang wagon here and side with NIGHT SKY ahead of Starclass. The selection finished third to - you guessed it - a Richard Hannon horse on her seasonal reappearance which came over course and distance. That was a bit step forward on her sole juvenile start with quicker ground seemingly part of the reason and whilst the second horse was a beaten favourite at Windsor on Monday night the form looks strong, as Sir Michael Stoute's horse took a clear second to one with previously solid form. With that in mind Night Sky sets the standard and any improvement will see her very tough to beat. Starclass merits respect despite the trainer's modest record here. She caught the eye here last term and can be forgiven a poor return as she was easy to back and thought in need of the run. That said, this daughter of Starcraft is bred to want more than a mile and can be taken on with that in mind. Lady Berta was beaten plenty far enough on her debut here but a mile was never likely to suit this daughter of Bertolini and she can improve. Poppy Golightly and Laser Ruby are very closely matched on their meeting here last time but the former was flattered to finish ahead of Andrew Balding's charge and, with the latter open to more improvement, that form line is likely to be reversed. Into The Wind needs a look in the market but will surely make a middle-distance handicapper in time and with that we'll return to Night Sky, who will be hard to beat.