Thursday's Salisbury best bets and racing tips: Quantum Light and Frankie Dettori should score

Planet Sport tipsters are at Salisbury for the afternoon meeting on Thursday, September 1.

Should be a lovely day at Salisbury to start September, and you'll need some winners to help boost your coffers.

Don't forget, you can get all the latest racecards and results by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first here's a quick list of our tips.


13:50 (Salisbury) Ajrad

14:20 (Salisbury) Circle Of Fire

14:50 (Salisbury) Quantum Light

15:20 (Salisbury) Maria Branwell

15:55 (Salisbury) Makarova

16:26 (Salisbury) Cabinet Of Clowns

16:56 (Salisbury) Conservative

14:50 (Salisbury) Quantum Light

Frankie Dettori makes the trip to Salisbury for just one ride, so the hint should be take with Quantum Light in the Bob McCreery Memorial British EBF Quidhampton Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

The 155,000 guineas purchase has shown definite promise in two runs so far for Ralph Beckett, finishing third at Ascot on her first attempt and second at Kempton.

She seemed to relish the switch up to seven furlongs on the latter occasion and looks a likely type.

15:20 (Salisbury) Maria Branwell

Maria Branwell can secure Group Three glory in the Ire-Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Dick Poole Fillies' Stakes.

Winner of her first two starts for David O'Meara, including the Listed National Stakes, she has perhaps not quite hit the expected heights following her fine third in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot back in June.

Sent off favourite for the Super Sprint at Newbury, Maria Branwell came home a well-beaten eighth, with the five furlongs at Newbury looking a bit on the sharp side as she could not match the early pace and was staying on at the end.

O'Meara opted to switch to six furlongs in the Lowther at York and she was certainly not disgraced in sixth, fluffing the start slightly but keeping on well to finish just under four lengths behind the winner.

Maria Branwell sticks at the longer trip here and while she is a bit more exposed than a couple of her rivals, her level of form suggests this should be well within her remit.

15:55 (Salisbury) Makarova

The European Bloodstock News EBF "Lochsong" Fillies' Handicap celebrates the great sprinter of the early 1990s and it is Makarova who can claim the prize.

A winner over this six furlongs in both April and May, Makarova has been out of luck in three subsequent runs, most recently when chasing home Adaay In Asia at Goodwood.

She just could not resist the late surge of the winner that day, being beaten half a length, but with Adaay In Asia going on to win twice more since, Makarova's form looks pretty strong.

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