With rain set to come, Sam Boswell has his eye on something versatile on the ground at Salisbury.
The 14.20 at Salisbury looks to be a really interesting renewal of the listed race over 1m2f. We’re going to need something that is potentially versatile on the ground, given at the time of writing it’s good to firm, but there is potential for rain in the area, which could scupper the chances of some of those involved. With that in mind, I’m going to have a small each-way bet on Queen. This French 4-year-old arrives here with a great chance of taking the win back to her native country. The 4-year-old by the fantastic Kingman has some smart form to her name in the UK. On a previous visit, she finished 2nd to the Hardwicke winner Fanny Logan of John Gosden. That was over today’s trip on good to soft ground at Newmarket. The two runs since joining a new trainer have been a little bit average. She finished 3rd in a listed race over 1m and then 4th last time out at Deauville. I think the return to 1m2f is a massive plus for a horse that will handle a little bit of ease in the ground, should we get the anticipated rain. She should be an each-way price and I think she can give the UK runners plenty to think about, for all I respect Queen Power for Sir Michael Stoute, who is the likely favourite.