Thursday's Salisbury best bets and racing tips: Faattik to open account

Planet Sport tipsters are back at sunny Salisbury for another day's racing on Thursday, August 11.

It's Tattersalls Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury and it's going to be another hot one, you'll need some shade to see our red-hot tips.

You can get all the latest racecards and results from Salisbury by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first here's a quick list of our tips.


13:55 (Salisbury) Kohana Breeze

14:30 (Salisbury) Faattik

15:05 (Salisbury Ruby Cottage

15:40 (Salisbury) Atlantic Heart

16:15 (Salisbury) Tempus

16:45 (Salisbury) Dal Mallart

17:15 (Salisbury) Night Sparkle

14:30 (Salisbury) Faattik

Roger Varian's Faattik ran a very promising race on debut and it will be a surprise if he fails to open his account in the Sorvio Insurance Brokers Novice Stakes.

Gelded before making his debut and unraced at two, he looked very green before flashing home for third. He cost 290,000 guineas so needs to start paying some of that back soon.

16:15 (Salisbury) Tempus

Tempus can continue his good recent run by bagging the Group Three Tattersalls Sovereign Stakes.

While a disappointing field of only four go to post for Wiltshire track's feature race of the season, they are all classy operators.

Tempus looks like being another shrewd buy for owners Hambleton Racing who have enjoyed great success with Glen Shiel and Outbox having sent them to Archie Watson.

Originally trained by Roger Charlton for Juddmonte, Tempus changed hands for just 25,000 guineas having clearly had problems given there was a gap of 435 days before his first run for new connections.

He was a beaten favourite for the Cambridgeshire on his penultimate outing for Charlton though, so there is no doubting his ability.

Coaxed back to his best, he won first time out this season has been very consistent, finishing third in the Royal Hunt Cup before winning easily at Ascot last time out.

He does have over four lengths to find with Modern News from their meeting at Windsor earlier in the season but while Tempus has improved, Modern News has seemingly failed to progress.

16:45 (Salisbury) Dal Mallart

Only three go to post for the British EBF Premier Fillies' Handicap - but again you could not rule any of them out.

Minor preference is for Alan King's Dal Mallart, the bottom-weight who has been on a steep upward curve of late.

She briefly looked beaten at Sandown but rallied to great effect and went away to win impressively.

Up another 6lb against two lively types, she might just improve again for stepping up in trip.

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