14:20 Salisbury

Thursday 15 August 2019

All13:5014:2014:5015:2015:5016:2016:5517:30

M J Church Novice Stakes

Class 5  |   6f 213y  |   Good to Soft  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:22  |   Winning time: 1m 31.55s
Weighed In
1st
4
(9)
7/4
T: S & E CrisfordJ: James Doyle
Made all and raced away from far rail 1st 2f, ridden over 1f out, driven out op 5/4
2nd
¾
3
(5)
8/15f
T: J H M GosdenJ: Jim Crowley
Restless and rearing in stalls, held up in 4th place early, closer in 3rd over 4f out, 2nd travelling well over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, always held op 5/6
3rd
7
1
(6)
49-8
66/1
T: Mrs L RichardsJ: R Kingscote
Chased leading pair until over 4f out, pushed along halfway, remained in well held 4th, went modest 3rd again well inside final furlong op 50/1
4th
¾
2
(7)
49-8
20/1
T: W R MuirJ: Georgia Cox (3)
Chased winner until pushed along over 2f out, chased leading pair, no chance final 2f, weakened into 4th well inside final furlong op 25/1
5th
4 ½
6
(4)
14/1
T: D R LaniganJ: S Donohoe
In touch in 5th, weakened over 2f out
6th
3 ¼
7
(3)
25/1
T: M R ChannonJ: George Bass (7)
Slowly into stride, always towards rear
7th
11
9
(1)
33/1
T: M J AttwaterJ: David Probert
Hampered leaving stalls, always behind, tailed off
8th
8
8
(8)
66/1
T: R BrothertonJ: K T O'Neill
Started slowly, always behind, tailed off op 50/1

Also Ran

UR
5
(2)
20/1
T: H CandyJ: Emma Taff (7)
Jinked right stumbled and unseated rider leaving stalls

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Betting

Forecast

Alrajaa (8/15), Aluqair (7/4), Knightfall (14/1), Vipin (20/1), Four Feet (20/1), Lord Howard (25/1), Miss Ditsy (33/1), Rifft (66/1), Auntie June (66/1)

Verdict

This essentially looks a match between ALRAJAA and Aluqair with preference for John Gosden's charge even though this is his first race in 330 days. His latest ½L second to a Group One scorer is persuasive enough to chance him despite the absence. Aluqair has been knocking on the door and surely will soon find it opening; it almost certainly will if the selection returns with a substandard effort. The others look vastly inferior but Vipin can prove best of them.
  1. Alrajaa
  2. Aluqair
  3. Vipin

Previous Winners

2018
Rise Hall
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: Callum Shepherd
  |  
T: M Meade
20/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,528.002nd: £1,348.003rd: £673.004th: £337.00

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