Turf Talk: Pacharana poised for hat-trick at Salisbury

Trainer Luca Cumani. PIC: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
Trainer Luca Cumani. PIC: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Pacharana can knock off an uncompromising hat-trick on a fine day of sport at Salisbury.

Luca Cumani’s four-year-old has been in inspirational form this summer and should continue her ascent in the EBF Breeders’ Series Fillies’ Handicap.

Jockey Ryan Moore. PIC: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Jockey Ryan Moore. PIC: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Cumani might well have considered stepping Pacharana into Listed class, at the very least, after she demolished a strong field at Bath in July. But Pacharana remains in handicap company and, even in spite of a wallop from the assessor, she should take all of the beating.

This £30,000 prize is well worth winning and it is reassuring that Cumani has gone out of his way to recruit Ryan Moore.

As one might expect, the good money on offer has brought to the party a clutch of up-and-coming other fillies. But Pacharana is going places in a hurry and is a confident shout to pick up this race before going on to bigger things.

The Group Three Sovereign Stakes looks bang up to scratch, but that does not mean it is easy to solve.

Hathal - here ridden by Frankie Dettori - could be worth a cautious few bob in the Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury. PIC: John Giles/PA Wire

Hathal - here ridden by Frankie Dettori - could be worth a cautious few bob in the Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury. PIC: John Giles/PA Wire

With that in mind, it could be worth throwing a cautious few bob the way of Hathal, who is a proven operator at this level and has been in grand form this summer. He should find this a shade easier than when he finished third in both the York Stakes and the Summer Mile at Ascot.

Buckland Beau’s long quest for a win on the turf can come to an end at Yarmouth. Charlie Fellowes’ six-year-old is more established on the all-weather, a surface on which he has won four times, but all hope should not be lost ahead of the seven-furlong handicap by the seaside.

The gelded son of Rock Of Gibraltar was not beaten that far on his last start at this track, when Casina Di Notte forged a length and a quarter ahead.

Buckland Beau seemed to grow a little weary towards the business end of that one-mile handicap, so the decision to revert to seven furlongs looks wise.

TURF TALK TIPS

BEVERLEY: 2.10 Zip Along, 2.40 Gold Stone (next best), 3.10 Northern Law, 3.40 Lean On Pete, 4.10 Bond Bombshell, 4.40 Maghfoor, 5.10 Portledge, 5.40 Relight My Fire.

CHEPSTOW: 5.15 Neverbeen To Paris, 5.45 Fools And Kings, 6.15 Tobouggaloo, 6.45 Project Bluebook, 7.15 Zavikon, 7.45 Glacier Point, 8.15 Del Parco.

FONTWELL: 1.30 Hongkong Adventure, 2.00 Firmount Gent, 2.30 Moon Trip, 3.00 Gingili, 3.30 Psychedelic Rock, 4.00 Going For Broke, 4.30 One Term.

SALISBURY: 1.50 Autumn Leaves, 2.20 Pick A Little, 2.50 Fair Selene, 3.20 Raawy, 3.50 PACHARANA (NAP), 4.20 Hathal (treble), 4.50 Grand Myla, 5.25 Sable Island.

YARMOUTH: 4.55 Jurz, 5.30 Hope Is High, 6.00 War At Sea, 6.30 Buckland Beau, 7.00 Chetan, 7.30 Big Lachie, 8.00 Ebitda.

Trainer Hugo Palmer.

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