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15:00 Salisbury

Francis Clark Chartered Accountants Claiming Stakes (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f 198y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,750 added
  • Winner: £2,426
  • 2nd: £722
  • 3rd: £361
  • 4th: £180
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 11.96s
  • Off Time: 15:00:51
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(8)
Silk - Purple, White triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap
8/1
  • Form 5-00067
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 76

raced wide early stages, headway to 3rd 8f out, went 2nd over 3f out, still well there approaching final 2f, weakened entering final 2f

2(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, White braces, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue and White striped cap
  • Form 176140
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 77

soon chased leader, lost 2nd over 3f out, edged left 3f out, still pressing leaders over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, dropped to 4th last stride

3(2)
Silk - Pink, Black sash, striped cap

Avon River

15 D
2/1
  • Form 223021
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 78

led early, soon settled 4th on inside, smooth headway over 3f out, narrow lead inside final 3f, pressed inside final furlong, stayed on to assert final 100 yards

4(5)
Silk - Light Blue, Light Blue and Pink Diabolo on Sleeves
4/1
  • Form 464465
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 71

held up in close 5th, pushed along and stayed on from 3f out, stayed on to 3rd last stride, no chance with leading duo

5(1)
Silk - White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 725687
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 67

held up in close 6th, headway on inside over 2f out, chased winner entering final 2f, every chance when hung left under pressure inside final furlong, no extra final 100 yards

6(3)
Silk - Red, Orange chevrons on sleeves, striped cap
8/1
  • Form 1-84872
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 62

behind, pushed along halfway, never on terms

7(4)
Silk - Black, Yellow sash, Yellow cap
40/1
  • Form 108-643
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 57

last pair, driven along over 3f out, soon weakened under pressure

8(6)
Silk - White, black cap
12/1
  • Form 85-555
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-3
  • Official Rating 65

soon led, ridden and headed inside final 3f, driven and hung left over 2f out, chased winner until entering final 2f, weakened over 1f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

AVON RIVER's Folkestone win came against weaker opposition but he's a reliable sort in claimers and will be at home on the good to soft ground. Richard Hannon's gelding can score again as Signor Verdi has been well below his best this year. Rock The Stars is a danger, however, as he takes a steep drop in class and has already won twice on easy ground at Sandown this year. Kingarrick and Rosairlie looks the pick of the three-year-olds with the latter getting plenty of weight and open to improvement in a first-time visor.

Formwatch

Signor Verdi 9-1 (9-9) Raced wide, in touch, headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Sonoran Sands (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.

Rock The Stars (IRE) 25-1 (7-12) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, 10th of 11, 13l behind Fallen Idol (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Aug.

Avon River 11-4 (9-6) Led, set steady pace, quickened inside final 3f, narrowly headed soon after, led again approaching final furlong, in command when eased closing stages, won at Folkestone 1m 2f clm stks (6) gs beating Royal Opera (8-11) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Kingarrick 16-1 (8-11) Close up, switched left and bumped over 2f out, pushed right again inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 12, 10l behind Icebuster (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.

Persian Herald 20-1 (8-6) Slowly away in rear, ridden 3f out, not troubled leaders, 7th of 9, 14l behind Ramona Chase (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.

Orange Ace 16-1 (8-10) Behind, reminders over 3f out, headway under strong pressure over 1f out, strong run to 2nd final 100 yards, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Whispered Times (9-0) at Redcar 1m sell stks (5) gf.

Lord Of The Storm 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 4f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Harry Lime (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd.

Rosairlie (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leader until 4f out, hung left and weakened from over 2f out, last of 5, 23l behind Durante Alighieri (9-2) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.