Salisbury

  • 17:00 Sydenhams Handicap5f

  • Winner £2,426 2nd £722 3rd £361 4th £180
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.83s
  • Off time: 17:00:17
17:00 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Commandingpresence (USA) 15/2
2nd Rebecca Romero 5/2
3rd Athwaab 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 692245 White, Pink hoop, White sleeves, Grey armlets, Pink cap Even Bolder 4
Distance Winner
8 9-7 E A Wheeler Kieren Fox (3) 70 8/19.00
2 (3) 457624 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Atlantic Beach 58
Distance Winner
6 9-5 J M Bradley R Kingscote 68 11/26.50
3 (2) 2-14074 Dark Green, Beige star, sleeves and star on cap Bilash 23
Distance Winner
4 9-2 R Hollinshead J P Spencer 65 4/15.00
4 (4) 123411 Dark Green, Brown epaulets Rebecca Romero 31
Distance Winner
4 9-2 D J Coakley R Hughes 65 5/23.50
5 (8) 156336 Dark blue and white diabolo, dark blue and yellow halved sleeves, white cap Athwaab 23
Distance Winner
4 9-1 T D McCarthy Laura Pike (5) 64 14/115.00
6 (1) 228-686 RED, white star, white sleeves, red spots, red cap, white star Avrilo 12
Distance Winner
5 9-0 M S Saunders T G McLaughlin 63 11/112.00
7 (7) 382652 Dark blue, red spots, white sleeves Commandingpresence (USA) 6
Distance Winner
5 8-12 J J Bridger S M Levey (3) 61 15/28.50
8 (6) 176301 Emerald Green, Dark Blue disc, Emerald Green and Dark Blue striped sleeves, quartered cap Straboe (USA) 15
Distance Winner
5 8-9 v S C Williams R Clark (3) 58 17/29.50

Verdict

Even Bolder doesn't look like ending his long losing run anytime soon but his Newbury conqueror Rebecca Romero is chasing a hat-trick after another win at Windsor last month, though is a further 4lb higher here. Bilash should confirm Nottingham running with Athwaab on slightly better terms, but Atlantic Beach has been beaten in lesser company of late and this looks too tough for Avrilo and Brighton runner-up Commanding Presence. Stuart Williams' stable has run into a bit of form, as demonstrated by STRABOE's win in a similar race at Folkestone 15 days ago. He raced on the slower stands side when behind Bilash and Athwaab at Nottingham earlier and can reverse that running here en route to success.