Thursday's Salisbury racing tips: Flag Flying high, Falcon Nine could swoop to win

Off to Salisbury we go for the racing on Thursday and the Planet Sport tipsters have some juicy selections on September 29.

Here's a quick run through of our selections from Salisbury, with a bit more detail on our highlighted horses below that. You can follow all the racecards, results and live odds by using the Planet Sport live centre.

Selections (all Salisbury)


13.59 If Not Now

14.34 Shaaden

15.09 Greek Order

15.44 Flag Flying

16.19 Neptunian

16.54 Okeechobee

17.30 Oleg


Falcon Nine looks sure to take a good step forward from his promising debut when he reappears at Salisbury.

Beautifully bred, the Ulysses youngster is a half-brother to Jessica Harrington's top-class filly Albigna.

He made what could be described as a stereotypical debut for one from Sir Michael Stoute's yard when staying on nicely into fourth at Leicester.

That race looks decent as the winner, John Chard VC, has a rating of 83 while the runner-up, Roger Varian's Kolsai, won next time out at the Cambridgeshire meeting.

Falcon Nine was doing all his best work late on and while there are - on paper at least - some promising types against him in the Byerley Stud British EBF Novice Stakes, he looks the one to concentrate on.


Shaaden is an interesting newcomer for Marcus Tregoning in the Radcliffe & Co British EBF Novice Stakes.

She is a half-sister to the useful Ribhi he made a winning debut for Tregoning at this track just over a year ago.

The yard can ready one first time out and she certainly has the ability on pedigree.


A Juddmonte debutante worth noting is Greek Order in the second division.

While Harry and Roger Charlton are not particularly known for first-time-out winners, it is not unheard of and Greek Order certainly has the right profile.

By Kingman, he is a brother to Sangarius who won on debut and went on to be fourth in the Dewhurst.


Greek Order's stablemate Flag Flying is also worth another chance in the British EBF/PKF Francis Clark Conditions Stakes.

A four-length winner at Goodwood on debut, he was well beaten in the Sirenia Stakes after that on what was his first run for 90 days.

It was reported that he was perhaps too inexperienced to cope with the step up in class and racing on the all-weather for the first time.

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