Salisbury Course Guide

The Wiltshire course stage races throughout the summer including three Listed contests but the highlight of Salisbury’s season is the Group 3 Sovereign Stakes, traditionally staged in August.

Upgraded from Listed status in 2004, the David Elsworth-trained Norse Dancer landed the first Pattern race of his career in the year the one-mile contest was upgraded to Group Three status. Other recent winners include the very smart Captain Cat (2014) and Kodi Bear (2015).

Other feature races staged at Salisbury include the 12-furlong Listed Upavon Fillies’ Stakes and the Cathedral Stakes, which takes place annually on a Sunday meeting in mid-June. Run over six furlongs for three-year-olds and older, the race was won in 2007 by Sakhee’s Secret, who landed the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket on his next start.

The final Listed event of the season is the Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes which is restricted to two-year-olds and run over six furlongs.

Flat Racing

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Right handed. A loop course, and despite the run-in of seven furlongs (with a right-handed elbow after three furlongs), those ridden handily can gain an advantage as the gallop is often on the steady side around the sharp loop section. The straight course is uphill throughout the last half-mile and rather testing, especially for early season two-year-olds, so an ability to see out the trip thoroughly is important.

The ground runs away from you down towards the bottom loop at Salisbury and the bend is tighter than some people think. It doesn’t seem to ride as a smooth turn, either, with a short ‘straight’ before the long left-hander into the home straight. You definitely do not want to be wide on that bend and, when it’s wet, it can be a bit slippy. Poor positioning going into the loop is a big disadvantage, too, but, because Salisbury is a track that’s largely on the collar, you don’t get many hard-luck stories there.

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14:05 Bathwick Car & Van Hire Novice Auction Stakes

(Class 5) (6f 213y)
Pink, royal blue seams and armlets, quartered cap (Mr A Hetherton)
  • Winner: N Over J
  • Jockey: Adam Beschizza
  • Trainer: W J Knight
  • Owner: Mr A Hetherton

14:35 Byerley Stud EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes (Plus 10)

(Class 5) (6f 213y)
White, emerald green hoops, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, quartered cap (Mrsjamesblythcurrie&Bissettdownracing)
  • Winner: Caiya
  • Jockey: Charles Bishop
  • Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton
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15:05 Bathwick Tyres Handicap (Div 1)

(Class 6) (6f 213y)
Black, white spots, red sleeves and cap (Mrs Jennifer Simpson Racing)
  • Winner: Vixen
  • Jockey: Edward Greatrex
  • Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton
  • Owner: Mrs Jennifer Simpson Racing

15:35 Bathwick Tyres Handicap (Div 2)

(Class 6) (6f 213y)
Emerald green, red spots on sleeves, red cap (Mr D Maddocks & Partner)
  • Winner: Edge
  • Jockey: David Probert
  • Trainer: B J Llewellyn
  • Owner: Mr D Maddocks & Partner

16:05 British Stallion Studs EBF Bathwick Tyres Conditions Stakes

(Class 3) (6f 213y)
Chocolate, light blue sleeves and cap (Lady Coventry & Partners)
  • Winner: George William
  • Jockey: Tom Marquand
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Owner: Lady Coventry & Partners

16:35 Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 1f 201y)
Red and black stripes, red sleeves (Mr P K Siu)
  • Winner: Poseidon
  • Jockey: L P Keniry
  • Trainer: Ed Walker
  • Owner: Mr P K Siu

17:05 Byerley Stud 'Season Finale' Handicap

(Class 3) (1m 6f 44y)
Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap (Owners Group 014)
  • Winner: Moabit
  • Jockey: Megan Nicholls
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Owner: Owners Group 014

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