Through the Card: Salisbury, Saturday 25 May

Salisbury racecourse
There's a six race card on the level at Salisbury this evening

Timeform take you through the card at Salisbury on Saturday...

"...this looks hers for the taking with the step up to 1¼m in her favour."

Timeform on Pempie

17:50 - BORN TO DESTROY (1) made a positive start to his career when finishing fourth over C&D nine days ago, showing plenty of ability and giving the impression that he would be able to win a similar event. With that experience now under his belt, he's fancied to take this. The newcomer Partridge is a big threat if ready to go first time out for Richard Hannon, while Goodwood Rebel is another who's open to improvement on his second start this evening.

18:20 - CENT FLYING (4) looked as good as ever when finishing second under a change of tactics on reappearance over C&D at the beginning of the month, going well under a positive ride before just being caught out for fitness in the closing stages. He'll be sharper for that now, and dropped 1 lb for that, he's just 4 lb above his last winning mark - meaning he could be weighted to take this if running to the pick of his form. Raincall is an interesting alternative now qualified for a mark, while Air Of York defeated Cent Flying here last time and is another to consider.

18:50 - It's very difficult to get past MONSIEUR NOIR (7), who showed plenty of ability in his three starts as a two-year-old last season, only just running out of steam late on having tanked into proceedings when second on his most recent start at Newbury in October. He appeals as the type to develop into a useful performer this term, and he's a confident pick to win this.

19:20 - SHIP OF THE FEN (1) signed off with one of his better runs when finishing second here back in September, and he reappears here just 1 lb higher than his last winning mark. Indeed, that victory came on the back of an absence and Doncaster last April, and he looks a good bet to make a winning return once again here on his first start for Ian Williams. This is tougher than the all-weather handicap Dazzling Rock bagged from the front last time, but he looks dangerous nonetheless. Airton is also accorded respect.

19:50 - It could be worth siding with HOMESICK BOY (9), who took a big step forward when producing a career-best effort to finish third at Beverley last time out. He remains with potential on the back of that, and, arriving here 1 lb lower in the weights, he looks as though he's now running off a winning mark. It's a competitive affair though, and Spring Run is a threat after catching the eye at Lingfield last time, while Midport and Yellow Label are of interest now handicapping.

20:20 - This looks a penalty kick for PEMPIE (1), who impressed when finishing a close second on her handicap debut at Windsor last time, when unlucky to bump into an unexposed type, and with more improvement forthcoming, this looks hers for the taking with the step up to 1¼m in her favour. Akwaan is another who should have more to offer and can give Andrew Balding's filly most to do.

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