14:00 Salisbury

Albert Samuel 'city Bowl' Handicap (Class 4)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,750 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 36.42s
  • Off Time: 14:00:43
  • 11 Ran
Silk -
Silk -
Silk - Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 0-56931
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 85

steady start, held up in rear, still last 3f out, some headway over 1f out, not troubled leaders

Silk - Royal Blue, Pink epaulets, White sleeves, Royal Blue and Pink quartered cap
  • Form 9/125-34
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 84

in touch, fourth 3f out, soon ridden, not paced to trouble leaders over 1f out, kept on one pace

Silk - Grey and Royal Blue diamonds, Grey sleeves


17 CDD
  • Form 140-603
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 83

took keen hold in touch, tracked leader over 5f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 2f out, no extra when headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

Silk - RED, PURPLE sleeves, RED armlets, BLACK cap, YELLOW star
  • Form 21013/0-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 83

tracked leader to over 5f out, driven 4f out, soon lost place and well behind final 2f

Silk - Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap
  • Form 617160-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 82

behind, ridden 2f out, stayed on to take second entering final furlong, no chance of winner

Silk - Purple, White stars, chevrons on sleeves

Paktolos (FR)

42 b D
  • Form 1307-25
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 80

stumbled leaving stalls, soon mid-division, quickened to lead on rail over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, pushed out comfortably

Silk - Orange, Black and Orange halved sleeves
  • Form 5499-61
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 75

led until headed narrowly over 2f out, kept on until weakened final furlong

Silk - Orange, Beige epaulets and star on cap
  • Form 109/064
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 74

steadied start, held up in rear, still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish

Silk - Red, Black star, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Black star
  • Form 0714-20
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 74

raced keenly, always behind and never a danger final 2f

Silk - Emerald Green, Red chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 56-3315
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 68

behind, ridden 3f out, no impression final 2f

Silk - Dark Blue, White stars, Red sleeves, White cap, Red star
  • Form 650-235
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 68

prominent, chased leader 3f out, effort 2f out, switched left over 1f out, not quicken and weakened final furlong



1 D
  • Form 428530
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 85


  • Form 22/92-84
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 66


In depth


Crossbow Creek, Aureate and Scotland Yard make most appeal in this handicap and the vote is given to Crossbow Creek. The selection bounced back to form with an impressive win at York last time and with both the trip and ground to suit here he could be a good bet to follow-up. Aureate is respected as he wasn't beaten far at Epsom last time, but the handicapper has been making life tough for him and he may find a couple too good again today. Scotland Yard returns to the level off a fair mark and he is also respected, while Transvestite won well last time and he proved that day at Brighton that he does see out this trip. Andrew Balding has his string in good form right now so Ollie George is another with claims, but this looks a good opportunity for Crossbow Creek who can make it back-to-back wins.


Crossbow Creek 10-1 (11-10) Held up, ridden along and headway 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at York 1m 4f hcap (4) gd in May beating Bazart (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.

Ollie George (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leader, led well over 7f out, ridden and headed 2f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind Punjabi (8-5) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcap (3) gf in May.

Mustajed 16-1 (8-13) Close up, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, not quicken over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Punjabi (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f hcap (4) sft in May.

Scotland Yard (UAE) 25-1 (8-12) Raced in mid-division, ridden, weakening when hampered over 3f out, 16th of 20, well behind Full House (9-1) at Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.

Horseford Hill 33-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 11th of 13, 34l behind Kahara (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 6f 3yo hcp (4) gd in Oct.

Paktolos (FR) 16-1 (8-5) Held up, in rear until some late headway, 5th of 9, 10l behind Wing Express (9-10) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.

Transvestite (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Led and pulled hard, steadied halfway, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, rallied to lead again close home, won at Brighton 1m 4f hcap (5) gs in May beating Bassinet (8-11) by 1/2l, 5 ran.

Alfie Noakes 5-1 (9-4) Slowly away and behind, took closer order 6f out, chased leaders over 3f out, soon every chance, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Trachonitis (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcap (4) frm in May.

Mister Right (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Cotton Eyed Joe (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.

Mae Cigan (FR) 7-2 (9-2) Held up behind, stayed on steadily from over 1f out, nearest finish but not reach leaders, 5th of 13, 4l behind Cleaver (9-9) at Newbury 1m 5f hcap (5) sft in May.

Urban Warrior 13-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 11l behind Princelywallywogan (8-10) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.

Aureate 14-1 (8-8) Held up headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Bureaucrat (8-13) at Epsom 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.

Calming Waters 9-1 (9-2) Held up 4th, ridden and no impression over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, not reach leaders, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Apache Fort (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.