Through The Card: Salisbury, Sunday June 18

There is listed action from Salisbury on Sunday
There is listed action from Salisbury on Sunday

There is racing from Salisbury on Sunday and Timeform take you through the card.

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14:15 - A few of these are likely to improve for the step up to this trip (the likes of Theglasgowwarrior and See The Sea in particular), but it's hard to get away from the standard-setting POW WOW (1), who already has a win over C&D to his name and is likely to remain competitive from a 6 lb higher mark given his profile.

14:45 - Justice Lady bolted up over C&D last season and probably remains capable of defying this mark (9 lb higher now) under the right conditions. Those conditions may not be found here, however, given that she is often very keen and probably needs a stiff end-to-end gallop to be seen to best effect. Super Julius hasn't shown his form for some time, and the vote goes to MR POCKET (4), who had a positive profile in handicaps up until his flop Bath last time, where he was on the back foot after a slow start and then raced too freely. His win prior to that looks strong form (dead-heated with Goodwood Crusader, who has won twice since), and he is well worth another chance.

15:15 - NATHALIE (5) shaped with plenty of promise on her debut at Beverley in early-May, having every chance before being intimidated and carried left by a hanging rival in the final furlong. She comes from a yard whose debutants usually learn plenty for their first runs, and with her current market rival Extra Mile perhaps not the most straightforward, she looks as though she'll go very close here.

15:45 - Dark Shot ran a remarkable race in the 'Dash' at Epsom last time but will have to improve plenty if he is to make a mark at this sort of level. Mr Lupton is well capable of winning at this level but is probably at his best in a big-field handicap scenario, and the Placepot vote goes to MYTHMAKER (5), who showed that he is just as good on turf as he is on all-weather when winning a minor event at Haydock last month, and may be able to dominate this field.

16:15 - Only two of these have prior experience, but the newcomers will have to be well up to scratch to beat an on-song BILLESDON BROOK (7), who drew clear of a subsequent winner when second to Madeline at Goodwood on her second start. A reproduction of that should see her place at least here.

16:45 - Tai Hang Dragon drew clear of the field with Goodwood Crusader (who won again at Leicester last night) at Brighton last time and will be many people's answer to this puzzle. The race was set up well for closers that day, however, and preference here is for BASSMAH (5), who has only had one start in handicaps and shaped as though she'd come on for her return 19 days ago where she was a little fresh.

17:15 - Halinka has a good apprentice on her back here and looks a likely player if building on her good second at Wolverhampton in November, where she was arguably unlucky not to win (poorly positioned). Love And Be Loved will have no problem stepping back up in trip after winning over 7f at Chepstow last time and looks a big danger to the current favourite from a 4 lb higher mark.

Recommendation:

Win back MR POCKET in the 14:45 at Salisbury

Placepot permutation:

14:15 - 1
14:45 - 4
15:15 - 5
15:45 - 5
16:15 - 7
16:45 - 5

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