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16:10 Salisbury

Lines Wilson Tax Advisers Handicap (Class 4 )

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 11.87s
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
11/4

    3rd
    Silk -
    6/1

      1(4)
      Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
      • Form 2-1
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-4
      • Official Rating 84

      reluctant leader, led 1f, tracked leader after, ridden over 3f out, weakened quickly 2f out, tailed off

      2(7)
      Silk - Purple, White seams and sleeves, Purple cap
      • Form 6223-1
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13
      • Official Rating 73

      tracked leader, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, not quite able to challenge

      3(1)
      Silk - Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond
      6/1
      • Form 2304-5
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-8
      • Official Rating 74

      in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, finished well inside final furlong, took 3rd near post

      4(5)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap
      12/1
      • Form 6-23
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-7
      • Official Rating 73

      slowly into stride, behind, headway over 3f out to chase leaders, ridden and one pace final 2f

      5(3)
      Silk - Red and Yellow (halved), White cap
      • Form 540-
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-7
      • Official Rating 73

      slowly into stride, always in rear, reminders 6f out, never a factor, tailed off

      6(6)
      Silk - Grey, Maroon epaulets, Maroon cap
      4/1
      • Form 00-31
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-7
      • Official Rating 73

      held up mid-division, headway 2f out, led narrowly on inside rail just over 1f out, ran on well under pressure, all out

      7(2)
      Silk - Purple, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap, Yellow star
      20/1
      • Form 3010-60
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-6
      • Official Rating 72

      in touch on outer, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, soon beaten, tailed off

      8(8)
      Silk - ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap

      Rosecliff

      34 v
      11/4
      • Form 44-43
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-6
      • Official Rating 72

      led after 1f, ridden and hung left over 2f out, headed narrowly just over 1f out, stayed on strongly under pressure, always held final half furlong

      In depth

      Verdict

      This looks a fascinating three-year-old handicap and marginal preference is for Pagan Sword, who gets the vote ahead the other last time out winners Restoration and Mystery Lot. The last mentioned confirmed her liking for a soft surface when making a winning return on a soft surface at Bath on Tuesday but this looks tougher under a 6lb penalty. John Gosden's Restoration also won his maiden on a soft surface and has to be respected but looks to have been allotted a stiff mark of 84 for his debut in a handicap. Rosecliff receives weight all round and should improve for the step up in trip so is another to consider along with Luca Cumani's Sacranun, who should come on for his return behind Brace Of Doves at Thirsk. Pagan Sword not surprisingly improved for the step up to today's trip when landing a handicap at Lingfield last time and, being by Selkirk, should have little difficulty with the return to a soft surface on turf today. Pagan Sword is taken to defy his 5lb rise in the weights.