Salisbury

  • 18:25 Manor Farm Butchers Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.90s
  • Off time: 18:26:07
18:25 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vallarta (IRE) 10/3
2nd Smart Salute 11/4
3rd Lady Phill 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 766424 Dark Green, Yellow epaulets, sleeves and cap Vallarta (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-12 v M R Channon William Twiston-Davies 74 10/34.33
2 (6) 00-5310 White, black stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Italian Tom (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-8 R Harris L Morris 70 8/19.00
3 (5) 722383- Orange, orange and dark green diabolo on sleeves Maria Montez 277
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 B W Hills Dane O'Neill 67 9/25.50
4 (4) 150-660 White, dark green and white hooped sleeves Smart Salute 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 p Ed Walker G Baker 72 11/43.75
5 (7) 1-14443 Red, beige hoop and armlets, hooped cap Exceeding Power 31
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 M R Bosley Alistair Rawlinson (7) 72 4/15.00
6 (1) 8-54064 Royal blue, light blue cross of lorraine, light blue sleeves, royal blue diamonds, check cap Annes Rocket (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 9-3 p J C Fox P J Dobbs 65 20/121.00
7 (8) 86-0948 Black, Yellow sash, Yellow cap Lady Phill 14
Nag me
4 9-3 M J Attwater Kieren Fox 65 20/121.00
8 (2) 136655 Yellow, Brown chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Brown star Volito 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 Mrs A L M King J P Fahy 59 16/117.00

Verdict

Not a particularly strong race on paper and MARIA MONTEZ might just be good enough to win this on her seasonal reappearance. Barry Hills' filly proved particularly consistent last summer and was a winner over course and distance. There has clearly been a reason for her absence but she cannot be ruled out if genuinely fast ground remains. Vallarta has yet to add to his Newbury maiden success from 2012 and he has continued to infuriate his followers ever since. The visor is reinstated in an effort to persuade him into an overdue victory. Lady Phill has been dropping significantly down the weights this term and Michael Appleby's filly is now racing off a mark 20lb lower than the figure she was campaigned off some 12 months ago. Italian Tom holds a series of engagements this weekend and needs to leave a modest run at Windsor behind.