Salisbury

  • 17:45 CPA Scaffolding 'Carnarvon' Handicap 1m

  • Winner £2,808 2nd £871 3rd £435 4th £218
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.50s
  • Off time: 17:45:23
17:45 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Living Leader 11/2
2nd Almaas (USA) 9/2
3rd Masai Moon 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 515-727 Mauve, white chevron, purple sleeves Imperial Glance 24
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-7 h A M Balding Mr H Hunt (5) 68 10/34.33
2 (4) 003-772 Maroon, Black diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap Galatian 17
7 11-7 B R Millman Mr S Walker 68 5/16.00
3 (1) 656095 Red, Grey sleeves, Red and Grey hooped cap Lionheart 9
4 11-6 P Crate Mr George Crate (5) 67 16/117.00
4 (5) 822102 Red, white triple diamond, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white diamond Hail Promenader (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
8 11-6 pt A Carson Graham Carson (5) 67 4/15.00
5 (9) 204620/ Royal blue Almaas (USA) 674
5 11-4 Saeed bin Suroor Mr Alex Ferguson (5) 65 9/25.50
6 (8) 308644 Black, Red Cross of Lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Masai Moon 17
Course Winner
10 11-3 b B R Millman Ryan Timby (7) 64 20/121.00
7 (10) 943524 Pink, black chevron and sleeves, black and pink quartered cap Living Leader 8
5 11-2 p Grace Harris Mr Michael J Murphy (3) 63 11/26.50
8 (3) 3313-48 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, hooped sleeves, striped cap Candelita 16
7 10-11 M Sheppard Stan Sheppard (7) 58 20/121.00
9 (7) 067-6 Orange, Purple triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap City Of Angkor Wat (IRE) 35
4 10-8 J Hughes Mr James Hughes (5) 55 16/117.00
Non runners
10 (2)69-4198Fire King810-3P BurgoyneP Thomas50

Verdict

A rarity indeed with a Godolphin runner in an amateur rider's contest, although unsurprisingly with Alex Ferguson, son of John Ferguson, on board. What is surprising though is to see them persisting with Almaas, a five-year-old maiden who returns to action after an absence of 674 days no less. The market should tell us all we need to know about his chances after so long away. Galatian rediscovered form last time and is another sure to be popular with Simon Walker aboard whilst Imperial Glance and Hail Promenader are also noted. However. LIVING LEADER has been pretty consistent in a busy handicap campaign, is best suited by a mile on quick ground and should offer some win and place value against the main protagonists.