Its down to leafy Salisbury this afternoon for some double trouble.
First up is Luca Cumani’s Dubara (1600 BST). This is a beautifully bred filly whose three close female relatives have all triumphed off marks in the mid 90s.
Dubara comes here off a rating of just 82. She was a well beaten 3rd on seasonal debut over a mile at Newmarket, but this is a family that improves with racing and with distance. With that run under the belt, and stepping up to a much more suitable 10f, Dubara can start to live up to the family traditions.
The closing race of the card (1730) is a sprint handicap, with the added complications of apprentice jockeys, and no use of the whip. Normally we would steer clear of that potential chaos.
However, we were impressed by Swanton Blue‘s return to action when making all for an easy win over this same course and distance. His free-going front-running style should keep him out of trouble, whilst the absence of whips may just impair the impetus for those behind to catch him up.
A Salisbury double looks like a potentially wise investment.
Dubara (1600 Salisbury), 1pt win, 5/2 generally available.
Swanton Blue (1730 Salisbury), 1pt win, 7/2 generally available
Dubara & Swanton Blue, 1pt win double, approx 15/1.
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