Salisbury

  • 13:40 Simon & Nerys Dutfield Memorial Novice Stakes 5f

  • Winner £5,111 2nd £1,521 3rd £760 4th £380
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.26s
  • Off time: 13:41:12
13:40 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Symbolize (IRE) 7/2
2nd Aroha (IRE) 10/1
3rd Shammah (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (9) Royal blue, pink diamond hoop, pink sleeves, pink diamond on cap Born To Destroy
2 9-5 Richard Spencer Charles Bishop 7/24.50
2 (8) Light blue, grey seams and sleeves, check cap Dark Kris (IRE)
2 9-5 R Hughes S W Kelly 7/18.00
3 (4) Purple, large white spots and star on cap Mungo's Quest (IRE)
2 9-5 S Dow Kieren Fox 50/151.00
4 (11) Red and yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, red cap Newton Jack
2 9-5 W S Kittow George Downing 50/151.00
5 (1) Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Sir Chancealot (IRE)
2 9-5 Mrs A J Perrett R Havlin 25/126.00
6 (3) Dark blue, large yellow spots Symbolize (IRE)
2 9-5 A M Balding David Probert 7/24.50
7 (5) Royal blue Welcome Surprise (IRE)
2 9-5 S bin Suroor Jason Watson 11/43.75
8 (6) 4 Dark blue, beige stars on sleeves, beige cap Aroha (IRE) 18
2 9-0 B J Meehan Callum Shepherd 10/111.00
9 (2) Pink, royal blue stars, royal blue cap, pink star Magical Force
2 9-0 B R Millman Rob Hornby 40/141.00
10 (7) White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel Shammah (IRE)
2 9-0 R Hannon S M Levey 6/17.00
11 (10) Red and white stripes, red sleeves, beige stars Summers Way
2 9-0 W G M Turner Thore Hammer Hansen (5) 50/151.00

Verdict

Aroha has the advantage of experience though will need to step up on her debut fourth here last month. Born To Destroy represents last year’s winning yard while Shammah is related to winners and preferred to Symbolize and Dark Kris with the latter’s pedigree suggesting he’ll be better over further. But Saeed bin Suroor can get a newcomer ready and has a good strike-rate at the track and WELCOME SURPRISE, from the family of Group 1 winner Dream Ahead, makes most appeal in this opener.