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16:55 Salisbury

William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker British EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,900 added
  • Winner: £5,111
  • 2nd: £1,521
  • 3rd: £760
  • 4th: £380
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 2.55s
  • Off Time: 16:57:36
  • 8 Ran
1(4)
Silk - Mauve and white check, white sleeves, mauve armlets
  • Form 04
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

restless in gate, slowly into stride and outpaced, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd last 100 yards, nearest finish

2(8)
Silk - Black, White seams and armlets, Red cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

chased leaders on outside, led well over 1f out, ridden out

3(6)
Silk - Red and Yellow (halved), Yellow sleeves, Red cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

ran green and outpaced in last pair, never on terms

4(3)
Silk - Black, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

chased leaders on inside, weakened inside final 2f

5(1)
Silk - Red, black epaulets, halved sleeves
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

started very slowly, ran very green and detached throughout

6(7)
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

chased leaders, going well when switched right over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on

7(2)
Silk - Yellow, Green striped sleeves, Yellow cap
12/1
  • Form 55
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out

8(5)
Silk - Black, white chevron, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

chased leader, every chance 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened into 3rd final 100 yards

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Dark Optimist has been highly tried so far but it’s hard to imagine that at least one of the newcomers won’t prove quicker. Falconidae’s pedigree suggests she’ll be better when tackling 6f and a similar comments applies to When Comes Here. FIREPOWER, a son of Starspangledbanner, cost €165,000 as a foal and is out of a useful mare. Clive Cox has already had a two-year-old winner so he gets the vote. Goodwood Rebel, a 30,000gns son of Dandy Man, looks best of the rest.

Formwatch

Dark Optimist (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and no extra final furlong, eased towards finish, 4th of 6, 4l behind Zulu Zander (9-6) at Bath 5f stks (2) gf in Apr.

Firepower (FR) Starspangledbanner colt out of Torentosa.

Goodwood Rebel (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Our Valkyrie.

Secret Cecil (FR) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Cruise Dancer.

Twentyonered Due Diligence colt out of Eve.

When Comes Here (IRE) Lawman colt out of Quads.

Arasugar (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leader, driven halfway, soon weakened, last of 5, 21 3/4l behind Chasing Dreams (9-0) at Newmarket 5f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Apr.

Falconidae (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Dhuma.