July 28 / 20.15 Salisbury

20.15 Salisbury

Good To Firm

Edwards Ford, Foray Motor Group Handicap

  • Prize money: £6750
  • 1m 6f 44y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Edwards Ford, Foray Motor Group Handicap

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2-1312 CD BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Returned from a year on the sidelines to win a four-runner handicap at Bath in May; added a C&D handicap later that month and took another step forward in terms of his RPRs when second over C&D 19 days ago; a bit more will be needed to defy a 2lb higher mark against stronger opposition, though.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(6)

9th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

21:30 Kempton (AW)

Songo

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Milton Harris

Had a year on the sidelines before this season and made a fruitful return with three wins and two places on his first five starts back; behind on his last two outings but good to soft ground may have been against him and he was effective at this track earlier in his career.

7/1

9th

13

(4)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

17:05 Doncaster

Songo

8st 12lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Milton Harris

dwelt start, towards rear, pushed along and some headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

10/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 790223

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Prominent racer; yet to win for current stable but he has run with great credit on his last three starts, most recently third of four over this trip at Newmarket 12 days ago; should give it his all once again but perhaps slightly shorter trips are more suitable.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:28 Wetherby

Throne Hall

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Archie Watson

in touch with leaders, pushed along before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, went second last, led final 110yds, kept on

3/1

1st

5

13th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:25 Uttoxeter

Throne Hall

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Archie Watson

raced in second, not fluent 2nd, pressed leader after 4th, ridden to lead after 2 out (usual 3 out), not fluent last, kept on run-in, always doing enough

9/4

10th

4

(9)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Throne Hall

9st 12lb

J: Emma-Jayne Wilson

T: Archie Watson

prominent, pushed along when pressed leader 2f out, ridden and keeping on when squeezed out over 1f out, soon lost position, weakened and dropped to rear inside final furlong

6/1

Form: 2-1420

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Failed to fire in the Northumberland Vase last time but he had been in good form prior to that, winning at Lingfield in May (1m5f, good to firm) before a pair of seconds at Goodwood; no surprise to see him bounce back from last time and he's a key player.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

1

(9)

12th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

16:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ravens Ark

9st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

dwelt start, always towards rear

11/1

3rd

3

(1)

27th Aug 2022

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Goodwood

Ravens Ark

9st 7lb

J: George Rooke

T: Hughie Morrison

in touch with leaders, pushed along on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon went third, kept on but no match for first two

6/1

3rd

4

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

20:15 Salisbury

Ravens Ark

9st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: Hughie Morrison

towards rear, ridden and no impression over 3f out, went third but well held inside final furlong, no match for first two

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2342-0 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Prominent racer; hasn't won since his 2yo debut but often ran well in handicaps at up to 2m last season; dropped away tamely on his recent return to action at Chester but that could have sharpened him up; one to consider.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

12

(11)

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:25 Chester

Star Caliber

8st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, no impression towards finish

12/1

3rd

4

(6)

26th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:10 Goodwood

Star Caliber

9st 11lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Andrew Balding

led, pushed along and headed over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

14/1

Form: 46/33/ C

Last run: 685 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Won the Bibury Cup here in 2018 and also succcesful in a 1m4f handicap at Chester the following summer (off today's mark); conditions won't be an issue on his return from 685 days off; the betting should be revealing with regard to expectation levels.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

20:15 Salisbury

Infrastructure

9st 5lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

took keen hold, held up in behind leaders, ridden and dropped to last over 3f out, eased final furlong, tailed off

11/2

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £13.30
Straight Forecast £13.44
Trifecta £35.60

Selections

POSTDATA:

Songo

Daily Mail:

Star Caliber

RP Ratings:

Throne Hall

SPOTLIGHT:

Ravens Ark

The Sun:

Star Caliber

The Star:

Star Caliber

Telegraph:

Songo

The Guardian:

Songo

Daily Mirror:

Songo

Daily Record:

Songo

TOPSPEED:

Throne Hall

LAMBOURN:

Throne Hall

The Times:

Ravens Ark

Daily Express:

Ravens Ark