Horse Racing Tips

Through The Card: Salisbury, Sunday 28 April

Salisbury racecourse
There's action on the Flat at Salisbury on Sunday

"Archie Watson has made a flying start to the year with his crop of two-year-olds..."

Timeform on Exclusively

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

14:00 - It's difficult to oppose EXCLUSIVELY(1), who made the perfect start to her career when winning at Redcar earlier this month. Archie Watson has made a flying start to the year with his crop of two-year-olds, and Exclusively is taken to follow up here given that she gave the firm impression that there would be more to come when scoring last time out.

14:30 - THE NIGHT WATCH (1) impressed with his attitude when opening his account at the second time of asking at Wolverhampton last time, digging deep to fend off a rival in the closing stages. The fact he has to carry a penalty here on reappearance is a slight concern, but he ran to a good level when getting off the mark back in December, and it would be no surprise should he be able to score here.

15:00 - While SONGKRAN (1) was unable to follow up his winning debut when finishing fifth at Lingfield back in February, he wasn't seen to best effect the way things unfolded that day, having been caught out wide, and appeals as one who still remains with potential. Indeed, a reproduction of his effort to win on debut at Kempton back in January would give him leading claims here.

15:35 - An open contest, in which HTILOMINLO (8) looks the best option. He's more unexposed than the vast majority of these, and switches to handicap company after his best effort yet to finish third at Kempton last month. He left the firm impression that we would see more from him when sent handicapping, particularly when stepped up in trip, boxes which are both ticked this afternoon.

16:05 - There was a lot to like about SPACE WALK's (11) effort to finish fourth on debut at Newbury earlier this month, showing a fair level of ability and giving the impression that he will be sharper for the run. With that experience now under his belt, the Derby entrant is fancied to improve to take this, with his strength in the market this morning an encouraging sign. Royal Star and Eagles By Day are promising too, while Johnny Kidd is an appealing sort on paper.

16:40 - A really interesting event, in which a narrow preference is for GUMBALL (4). A useful hurdler, he's shown plenty of promise when winning two minor contests on the all-weather so far this year, and he can take another step forward here under Silvestre De Sousa, with the extra two furlongs likely to suit. Flintrock and Scaramanga are the main threats.

17:10 - ICE GALA (2) was a fairly useful two-year-old last season, picking up some black type on her final start at Newbury in October, and she sets the standard here on what she showed last season. Her opening mark of 88 could prove to underestimate her, and she's fancied to make a winning switch to handicap company.

17:40 - PERFECT SYMPHONY (4) took a step forward from his yard debut and was far from disgraced when finishing fourth over seven furlongs at Brighton 8 days ago. He's now 2 lb below his last successful mark, and could be worth chancing to return to winning ways. Purple Paddy, Clement and Fieldsman are a trio of others worth considering.

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