Today's racecards

Salisbury

  • 20:20 Ginger Grouse By Famous Grouse Handicap1m 6f 21y

  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 4.92s
  • Off time: 20:20:50
20:20 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Air Squadron 10/3
2nd Significant Move 5/1
3rd Benbecula 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 563100- Black, White star, halved sleeves and star on cap Polstar (FR) 20
Nag me
5 10-0 H Whittington P N O'Brien (7) 73 16/117.00
2 (7) 0245-74 Yellow, red chevron, red and yellow striped sleeves, red cap Benbecula 41
Nag me
5 9-13 N R Mitchell Mikey Ennis (7) 72 9/25.50
3 (8) 490-977 Red, Black stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Significant Move 24
Nag me
7 9-6 b W S Kittow P Cosgrave 65 5/16.00
4 (2) 089-4 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue cap Air Squadron 26
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-1 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 60 10/34.33
5 (6) 5974 Yellow, white seams, yellow sleeves and cap Double Dealites 17
Nag me
4 9-0 Jamie Poulton Thomas Brown (3) 59 4/15.00
6 (4) 181175 Purple and emerald green diabolo, halved sleeves, purple and emerald green quartered cap Newtown Cross (IRE) 59
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-13 J C Fox R Hughes 58 5/16.00
7 (3) 70-5908 Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Assembly 8
Nag me
4 8-10 M G Rimell M M Monaghan (5) 55 12/113.00
8 (1) 0-4670 Pink, black epaulets, sleeves and cap Last Echo (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-0 R M Beckett Jane Elliott (7) 56 10/111.00

Verdict

Newton Cross has failed to reproduce winning Polytrack form on Turf and is best watched until doing so whilst Air Squadron, having shown little in three runs in France, was tailed-off when backed into favouritism on his UK debut on the Fibresand. He won't be the last to not take to that special surface and it will be interesting to see if the money comes for him again reverting to Turf. BENBECULA has been in good form over timber this year where he's rated 120 and is a fair dual purpose performer. Mikey Ennis taking off 7lb is an interesting booking and he looks the safest option in a weak contest. Polstar looked to be going places earlier this year as a hurdler but has suddenly become devoid of spark on recent starts. Presumably he's been sent here in an attempt to rekindle the fire.