Through The Card: Salisbury, Sunday April 29

There is Flat racing from Salisbury on Sunday
There is Flat racing from Salisbury on Sunday

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

"He remains capable of better this year after just three starts..."

Timeform on First Eleven

14:00 - GINGER NUT (3) produced a promising first effort when fourth at Newmarket earlier this month, never nearer than the length and a half she was beaten at the finish, and leaving the impression she would improve markedly with that experience under her belt. This looks quite a deep race for the time of year, but Richard Hannon knows what it takes to win it, having done so with subsequent Group-race winners Tiggy Wiggy and Illuminate in recent years, and Ginger Nuts is fancied to improve past Kadiz to get off the mark at the second attempt.

14:30 - EDGE (1) is versatile as regards trip and ended the last campaign with fairly solid efforts in defeat on all-weather, including when beaten just a length and a quarter from this mark at Wolverhampton in November. He has a good record here as well, with two wins and a third from five starts, and rates the most solid proposition for Placepot purposes on return, with Berkeley Vale and Zaria others to consider.

15:05 - FIRST ELEVEN (2) is a beautifully bred sort (by Frankel and a half-brother to the top-class Kingman) who produced the best effort of his short career to date when second at Newbury in October, no match for the winner but keeping on well to come out best in a bunch for the placings. He remains capable of better this year after just three starts, with the extra furlong here expected to suit, too, and looks a worthy favourite under Robert Havlin ahead of fellow handicap debutant De Medici.

15:40 - ALMOGHARED (1) is another who very much takes the eye on pedigree, being a half-brother to connections' Oaks/King George winner Taghrooda, and he hails from a yard that has had five winning three-year-old newcomers already this year. He can make the perfect start to his career in this fourth leg of the Placepot, before going on to bigger and better things. Billy Ray is going the right way and can give the selection most to do, with Flintrock another newcomer to note.

16:15 - CHAMPAGNE CHAMP (5) has a super record around here (a win and two seconds from four starts) and should be able to dictate things from the front under the highly experienced John Egan, so there's every chance he'll run a big race on the back of a couple of respectable efforts. The lightly-raced Precision remains with potential for the Sir Michael Stoute yard and looks best of the rest ahead of the in-form Stanley.

16:45 - RICHENZA (4) showed much improved form when runner-up on her handicap bow at Kempton two weeks ago and would appear to hold sound claims of going one better from just 4 lb higher here, with the prospect of more to come after just four starts. Daddies Girl was overfaced on return but will have a better chance here, while Foxtrot Lady was a good third in the Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy when last seen.

17:20 - HARLEQUIN STRIKER (3) is in form, fully fit, and should get a no-nonsense ride from the front, so there's reason to think he can hold on in the closing stages for all some of the others are potentially better handicapped, including Outofthequestion and Fast And Hot.

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