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Salisbury

Sun, 6th May 2012
14:20
Betfred 'City Bowl' Handicap, 1m 6f 21y
11 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 3) Total Prize Fund - £20000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

18 Samsons Son (GB) (183F, 477J)
8 b g Primo Valentino (IRE) - Santiburi Girl (Casteddu)
44/1510- Mr M Folan

9-10  
90

10/1
D Sweeney
A King

Winner of five races from 7f to 1m 4f on ground varying from firm to soft; has also won a hurdle. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Zuider Zee when 20th of 23 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m 4f (soft) in November last year.

27 Royal Peculiar (GB) (22F)
4 b c Galileo (IRE) - Distinctive Look (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
51-3 De La Warr Racing & Newsells Park Stud

9-7  
88

11/4
I Mongan
Sir H R A Cecil

A winner at 1m 4f on the all-weather. Third of 10 behind Midsummer Sun beaten 3l at 5-1 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 1m 4f last month.

36 Mezzanisi (IRE) (1037F, 64J)
7 b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Mezzanine (Sadler's Wells (USA))
322213/ Yeh Man Partnership

9-5  
85

12/1
L Morris
P Bowen

Successful at 1m 2f and 1m 4f on the all-weather, but last win was over three years ago. Third of 15 behind Red Merlin beaten 6l at 9-1 on his latest flat outing at Haydock over 1m 4f (good to firm) in July '09.

44 Enfant De Lune (FR) (1415F, 15J)
8 ch g Inchinor - Ombre De Lune (IRE) (Polish Precedent (USA))
103226/ Ashton Racing Club
Tongue strap

9-2  
82

9/2
S Sanders
D Pipe

Successful twice at 1m 4f on good to soft ground, but last win was over four years ago; has also won four hurdles (latest NH win was last month). Finished 2 3/4l behind Libertador when sixth of 12 on his latest flat outing at Lyon-Parilly over 1m 4f in June '08.

511 Storm Hawk (IRE) (18F)
5 b g Hawk Wing (USA) - Stormy Larissa (IRE) (Royal Applause)
1-61198 Storm Hawk Partnership
Blinkers

9-0  
80

20/1
Kieren Fox (3)
Pat Eddery

Winner of six races from 1m 6f to 2m on the all-weather. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Old Hundred when last of 8 on his latest outing at Kempton over 2m last month.

69 Albert Bridge (GB) (233F)
4 gr g Hernando (FR) - Alvarita (Selkirk (USA))
73/41- The Cheyne Walkers

8-12  
79

5/1
Harry Bentley (3)
R M Beckett

A winner at 15-2 at Newbury over 1m 4f (good to soft) on his latest outing in September last year, beating Sugar Hiccup by 3/4l.

71 Rockfella (GB) (234F)
6 ch g Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Afreeta (USA) (Afleet (CAN))
5/16319- Keeper's 12

8-12  
78

16/1
T P O'Shea
D J Coakley

Winner of five races from 1m 2f to 1m 5f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 11l behind Bowdler's Magic at 12-1 when last of 9 on his latest outing at Yarmouth over 1m 6f (good) in September last year.

82 Hawridge Star (IRE) (360F, 1936J)
10 b g Alzao (USA) - Serenity (Selkirk (USA))
91251/3- Mr Eric Gadsden

8-10  
76

10/1
L Keniry
W S Kittow

He has won three times from 1m 4f to 2m on good to soft and heavy ground; has also won a hurdle. Third of 17 behind Dark Ranger beaten 6l at 8-1 on his latest outing at York over 2m 2f (good) in May last year.

95 O Ma Lad (IRE) (16F)
4 ch g Redback - Raydaniya (IRE) (In The Wings (GER))
8312-66 Mr John Duddy

8-7  
74

14/1
Sophie Doyle (3)
S Kirk

A winner at 1m 2f on the all-weather. Finished 19l behind Gilded Age when sixth of 11 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Newbury over 2m (soft) last month.

103 Princely Hero (IRE) (750F, 16J)
8 b g Royal Applause - Dalu (IRE) (Dancing Brave (USA))
332680/ Mr L Gilbert
Tongue strap

8-5  
70

14/1
S Hitchcott
C Gordon

Successful at 1m and 1m 1f on soft ground and on the all-weather, but last win was over three years ago; has also won three chases. Beaten 11l behind Forte Dei Marmi at 20-1 when 11th of 12 on his latest flat outing at Newbury over 1m 2f (good) in April '10.

1110 Mattoral (GB) (255F, 9J)
4 b g High Chaparral (IRE) - Angry Bark (USA) (Woodman (USA))
866365- The Not Over Big Partnership
Visor

8-4  
70

8/1
Liam Jones
C Gordon

A winner at 1m 1f on the all-weather; has also won a hurdle in January. Finished 4l behind Silken Thoughts when fifth of 9 at 4-1 on his latest flat outing at Lingfield over 1m 2f (soft) in August last year.

Race Verdict

ROYAL PECULIAR shaped pleasingly on his handicap bow when posting a respectable effort behind stable companion Midsummer Sun in a well-contested Lingfield handicap. That was only his third run and his performance clearly indicated that he's still learning whilst retaining considerable scope for improvement. Upped in trip and returned to turf, the Galileo colt can progress past predominantly exposed rivals. Albert Bridge is the other unexposed performer on show with a similar profile to the selection and the Hernando gelding is greatly respected. Enfant De Lune, in fine form over timber, and the consistent Rockfella, also merit consideration.

Selection: Royal Peculiar        Danger: Albert Bridge        Alternative: Enfant De Lune
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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