NEWS AND REPORTS
Jockey David Probert stole the show at Salisbury on Thursday 2nd May, riding a double on the evening card, sponsored by William Hill.
The eight-race card opened with a stylish debut win for Andrew Balding’s Symbolize to land The Simon & Nerys Dutfield Memorial Novice Stakes under David Probert.
The evening started with success for Welsh trainer, David Evans, who saddled the lightly raced colt Dark Optimist to land The George Smith Horseboxes EBF Maiden.
It was unseasonably damp and cold at Salisbury for their fifth fixture of the season. 32mm of rain in the 18 hours before racing meant the ground was soft, heavy in places.
Racing was complimented by plenty of children’s entertainment in the Sarum enclosure, including face painting, mini fairground rides, Crazy Creatures tent, puppet shows and inflatables.
A day eagerly anticipated by many in the Salisbury calendar is Bibury Cup Day – a race that has been run at the Netherhampton track since 1899.