geetac.co.uk Equestrian Supplies Novice Stakes (GBB Race) 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, Class 5, 3 runners)
  • Winner £4,050 2nd £1,901 3rd £951 4th £475
  • Going: Firm (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 13.81s
  • Off time: 19:00:56
Full result
Result 19:00 Salisbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Conflict Evens

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey
1 (1) 5-22
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Conflict (IRE) 12
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:Joshua Bryan
  • Form: 5-22
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 75
3 133 9-7 A M Balding Joshua Bryan
2 (2) 2433-02
Orange, Beige epaulets and star on cap Karuoka 14
  • T:Eve Johnson Houghton
  • J:George Downing
  • Form: 2433-02
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 73
4 133 9-7 Eve Johnson Houghton George Downing
3 (3)
Royal Blue, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, Pink star Topofthetrifle (IRE)
  • T:Mrs R Ford
  • J:Rhys Clutterbuck
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
3 128 9-2 Mrs R Ford Rhys Clutterbuck (3)

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021 2 Nine Tales (IRE)
  • T:R Varian
  • J:E J Walsh
3 9-9 R Varian E J Walsh 7/4

In depth

Verdict

A shootout between the top two and not an easy choice. The ex-Godolphin KARUOKA has delivered solid accounts for current connections and ran really well here last time when only reeled in late on by a Varian hotpot with the rest of the field beaten off eight lengths or more. She's yet to tackle this sprint trip but 6f should suit based on that evidence though the filly is only a marginal preference. Conflict has less miles on the clock - and possibly greater improvement to offer - and may have run into a useful newcomer in Time Step last time, although it wasn't the strongest of maidens overall. Topofthetrifle is best watched on debut.

Formwatch

Conflict (IRE)4-5fav (9-7) Went left start, tracked leaders after 1f, pushed along halfway, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Time Step (9-7) at Ffos Las 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.

Karuoka15-2 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Leuven Power (9-4) at Salisbury 7f stks (5) gf in Jul.

Topofthetrifle (IRE)Galileo Gold filly out of Pretty Pebble.