Today's racecards

Salisbury

  • 14:00 E.b.f. Blagrave Maiden Stakes6f 212y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.72s
  • Off time: 14:00:24
14:00 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Zenith 4/7
2nd Cafe Greco 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) White, Yellow seams, Red cap Cafe Greco
Nag me
2 9-0 P J Makin D Sweeney 40/141.00
2 (2) 83 Red, white seams, white and red halved sleeves, white cap, red star Fire And Stone (IRE) 6
Nag me
2 9-0 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 12/113.00
4 (4) Light Blue, Light Blue and Pink Diabolo on Sleeves Kajima
Nag me
2 9-0 Richard Hannon J Fortune 7/24.50
5 (1) Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Kensei (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 R M Beckett S Sanders 12/113.00
6 (5) 6 aquamarine, yellow armlets Lord Zenith 17
Nag me
2 9-0 A M Balding William Buick 4/71.57
7 (9) 5 Black, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Black cap, Yellow star Rainsborough 23
Nag me
2 9-0 M R Channon T P O'Shea 50/151.00
8 (7) White, Pink epaulets Sea Dubai
Nag me
2 9-0 Richard Hannon J Quinn 14/115.00
Non runners
3 (8)Hooligan Sean29-0H CandyNon Runner
9 (3)523State Fair29-0P F I ColeJ P Spencer

Verdict

State Fair and Fire And Stone both have claims here with experience on their side but we prefer LORD ZENITH, who can improve for his debut to score. The selection was getting the hang of things when staying on to be closest at the finish on his Newbury introduction and he should have learned plenty there. The step up in trip looks a positive and he can find more and take this. State Fair has had three outings to date and run with some merit on each occasion without really threatening to win until stepped up to 6f at Goodwood last time. A furlong further here looks likely to be in his favour and he should go close. Fire And Stone might also appreciate 7f, having failed to show the necessary speed over shorter. The Hawk Wing colt was worried out of it at Windsor but is not readily dismissed this time. Kajima is one of three interesting newcomers, this one trained by Richard Hannon. He cost 74,000 guineas as a foal and that increased to 82,000 as a yearling and he comes from good stock. This trip should be ideal for starters and the market should be checked. The same goes for Kensei, whose dam won over 6f at two and who also possesses plenty of stamina in the pedigree. He should improve for this and will surely win races. Sea Dubai appears to be the Hannon second string but is another nice prospect, though for today Lord Zenith is preferred.