Today's racecards

Salisbury

  • 15:50 Molson Coors Noel Cannon Memorial Trophy Handicap1m

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.25s
  • Off time: 15:54:23
15:50 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Asatir (USA) 20/1
2nd Rockalong (IRE) 2/1
3rd Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 678-730 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Redact (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
4 10-0 Richard Hannon William Twiston-Davies (5) 97 33/134.00
2 (10) 11431-0 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Jacob Cats 53
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-13 bt O Stevens Harry Bentley 96 18/119.00
3 (12) 10369-0 Royal blue Asatir (USA) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 v1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 92 20/121.00
4 (3) 1/08-0 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Top Offer 19
Nag me
4 9-9 h R Charlton J Doyle 92 11/112.00
5 (1) 65-0619 Royal blue, white stars, red sleeves, white armlets, white and royal blue striped cap Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-8 M Appleby T P Queally 91 8/19.00
6 (6) 041-491 Dark Blue, Royal Blue epaulets and armlets, Pink cap Head Of Steam (USA) 34
Nag me
6 9-7 Mrs A J Perrett P J Dobbs 90 7/18.00
7 (11) 0-70055 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Mabait 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-6 D M Simcock Laura Pike (5) 89 18/119.00
8 (5) 021-117 Emerald Green, White star, Emerald Green and Black hooped sleeves, quartered cap Rockalong (IRE) 40
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-5 L M Cumani J P Spencer 88 2/13.00
9 (9) 38-4297 Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap Shavansky 12
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-4 B R Millman P Millman (7) 87 33/134.00
10 (7) 3-04224 Yellow and Light Blue stripes, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue stars and cap Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 Richard Hannon R Hughes 86 7/18.00
12 (2) 2356-76 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Commend 20
Nag me
4 8-12 v Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 81 4/15.00
Non runners
11 (4)5-41405Shahdaroba (IRE)38-13B R MillmanNon Runner92

Verdict

After victories at Kempton and Ascot, Rockalong started a short-priced favourite for a tough handicap at Newmarket but was soon done with after chasing a fast pace. He's better than that but this is an even stronger handicap and HEAD OF STEAM is taken to follow-up his success over George Guru at Goodwood as though he's never raced over this trip his style of running suggests he'll be ideally suited. Commend has been well supported in all of his races but punters soon knew their fate at Sandown where he was held up in the rear in a slowly-run race. He made some late headway and is better than he showed there so has to be a threat. Lord Ofthe Shadows hasn't won since 2011 and though consistent enough has gone up in the weights recently without winning. Mabait has dropped to a fair mark and had anything but a clear run at York last time.