Salto Chisco - Race Horse

11 years old. Presenting (13.7f) — Dato Fairy (IRE) (Accordion (12.0f)) - Trained by Harry Whittington - Horse Racing Trainer

Salto Chisco is an 11 year old Presenting gelding, he is a big and solid horse and is lightly raced for his age. Being by Presenting he would want better ground, but he has shown in his past form that he is quite versatile when it comes to going. He absolutely loves his racing and is competitive over hurdles and fences. Since joining the club in 2016 he has won 6 times and only is very rarely unplaced. He is such an honest and straightforward horse who even at the age of 11 still seems to be improving with many career best performances this season. Salto Chisco is leased from to the British Racing Club. See below for his race reviews:


Salto Chisco's Race Reviews

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Newton Abbot 31.08.19


I think we need to be honest and say we got lucky this time but I’ll take a lucky win over a defeat any day! He was set for second until the final fence fall of Tidal Watch and even though that rival hampered our charge, Salty dug deep to hold off the late lunge from Teaser. The handicapper can’t go overboard about this win so hopefully we can find another race before the weather changes.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Southwell 18.08.19

As it turned out the hurdles were less of a problem than the bits in between, as the race wasn’t run to suit and Salty never really threatened to get involved. He was only a length off fourth at the finish so this wasn’t a bad run by any means, and it will have achieved the main mission of setting him up for his next big target in a couple of weeks time.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Bangor 02.08.19

Well that was exciting! Good old Salty hit the front some way from home and refused to be passed, even though Page dropped the whip and he blundered his way over the final fence. It was slightly frustrating that we had to share the spoils with Malangen, but hopefully that will convince the handicapper to not put his mark up too much and there will be more winnable opportunities for our tough old chaser in the next few weeks.



Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Perth 04.07.19

Despite the heatwave we managed to find some rain here and it totally scuppered our chances with Salty. He plugged away for third but in all honesty, he was never really dangerous and only owed that place to the final fence fall of Witness In Court. He doesn’t look currently look at his best but the handicapper must surely drop him a few pounds and that might open up some more opportunities.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Newton Abbot 29.05.19

For some reason Salty didn’t appear to enjoy himself here, never looking likely to get involved under a patient ride. He was plugging on at the finish so that just about confirms he gets this trip, and we will be able to drop him in grade next time, so there are still some positives to take from this if we look hard enough!

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Warwick 11.05.19

Well that certainly wasn’t the usual Salto Chisco that we know and love. Ridden patiently, he couldn’t respond immediately when the pace quickened down the back straight but he had closed to a semi-challenging position until left behind again in the closing stages. Two runs last month suggested that this trip would be fine but the undulating track and inconsistent tempo probably weren’t, so if nothing comes to light at home I’d aim for a similar heat back on a flat track next time. 

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Market Rasen 21.04.19

Unfortunately poor old Salty had to settle for minor honours again but this was another highly satisfactory display. He couldn’t quite get to grips with a couple of rivals who raced more prominently but he came from off the pace and responded gamely for third. He is staying this trip fine and there’s no reason why he can’t continue to run well, but he might need a bit of generosity from the handicapper before he gets his head back in front.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Wincanton 14.04.19

That was so close! Having eased into contention, good old Salto Chisco looked likely to win when hitting the front but our trainer’s warning that he would need the run proved annoyingly correct and he ran out of puff in the dying strides. At least it shows he is in good form and he’ll be tougher to pass with fitness assured next time.  

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Fakenham 31.10.18

This wasn’t one of Salty’s better efforts, as he was towards the back through the early stages and although he worked into contention, he never really looked like coming out on top. There are plenty of reasons why he could have come up short here, including the new cheekpieces and the patchy ground which saw My Brother slip on the first turn, so let’s get him home and give him a once over before deciding what to do next.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Worcester 28.09.18

In all honesty this was the sort of outcome we should have expected, as Salty tried his heart out again but proved no match for a much better handicapped rival who was carrying significantly less weight. He won’t be getting any relief from the assessor after this, but there can’t be many horses in training more reliable than our tough gelding and perhaps stepping up in trip can help him get his head back in front.   

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Stratford-Upon-Avon 28.08.18

This was another solid display from Salty. He was outpaced when the tempo increased but showed his usual determination to stay in contention and he powered home to grab third in the dying strides, with some interference approaching the final flight not helping. He will need everything to fall just right if he is going to win a race of this nature and it might be worth trying something different like a new trip now that he is showing plenty of stamina. 

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Newton Abbot 06.08.18

You can’t knock his attitude because Salto Chisco certainly tried hard but he took a while to get used to jumping hurdles again and then lacked the gears to seriously threaten a hugely impressive winner. He has probably earnt a short break now but will remain competitive when he returns over hurdles or fences.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Bangor-on-Dee 03.08.18

This was another cracking effort from good old Salty. It looked as though he might well win when looming up to challenge long-time leader Volvalien with two to jump but try as he might, his main rival proved impossible to pass. Unfortunately there is little wriggle-room off his current mark and he will always prove vulnerable to less exposed rivals but he has the right attitude and can hopefully get the win his recent performances deserve soon.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Stratford-Upon-Avon 15.07.18

This was another solid effort from our ever-reliable charge Salto Chisco. The ten-year-old was taken off his feet a bit early-on and having to go a stride quicker than ideal blunted his finishing effort, but he kept trying and only the odds-on favourite was in front by the finish. Perhaps his ageing legs would prefer a slightly stiffer test now but to be fair, this probably wasn’t far off his personal best so we shouldn’t be disappointed. 

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Newton Abbot 04.06.18

To be honest, this was the sort of performance we expected. Harry Bannister didn’t get involved in the early pace battle but on his first run for a while, Salty plugged on for third without ever threatening to win. He jumped well enough and will benefit from this outing so hopefully it will set him up nicely for a winning bid next time out.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Kempton 13.10.17

Unfortunately Salty was unable to reproduce last week's heroics as he came home an honourable if unspectacular fourth. Having travelled smoothly just off the pace, he looked a threat turning for home but didn't really pick up, with his recent exertions perhaps taking their toll. He showed enough to suggest he can cope with a higher mark in time but perhaps he's due a short break now.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Huntingdon 05.10.17

A great performance from good old Salty as he gets back to winning ways! Having sat off a strong early pace, he was allowed to bide his time but he moved into contention on the final turn and quickly saw off long-time leader Lord Ben. Two miles on decent ground is clearly ideal for him so unless we can find an easy opportunity in the next week or two it's probably worth letting him have a holiday so that he will be fresh and ready for a spring campaign.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Bangor-on-Dee 04.10.17

Having sat midfield off what looked a fair gallop, Salty did his best and briefly looked a threat turning for home but try as he might, he couldn’t ever get to the all-the-way winner and eventually came home a respectable fourth. His previous record confirms that the good to soft ground was probably a bit slower than he cares for so he should be able to improve on this display when we can find him a similar race on a quicker surface.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Newton Abbot 29.08.17
We're back in the winners' enclosure after another win from good old Salto Chisco. He certainly didn't mind these black hurdles as he jumped smoothly at the back of the pack and came through to deny the in form favourite Berry De Carjac by half a length. The handicapper can't put him up too much and the versatile gelding has the option of returning to fences so we should be able to find him another race or two before the ground gets too soft.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Ffos Las 22.06.17

The market suggested this was a wide open contest and that is exactly how it worked out, with Salto Chisco one of several in contention turning for home. Unfortunately he couldn't match the best of them in the closing stages and had to settle for seventh. Perhaps the biggest field he's ever faced at this galloping track were against him and he'll be more effective back at a less testing course against fewer rivals.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Perth 04.06.17

This was another solid display from our consistent jumper Salto Chisco. Nico was happy to let others set the early pace but he travelled into contention in the home straight and was the only one to give Attest a race. He won't always bump into such a well-handicapped rival and can continue to give us plenty of fun in similar company.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's win at Kempton 17.04.17

What a game effort from Salty! Having worked his way into a challenging position, interference two out would have stopped lesser horses but he responded bravely to get his head in front on the run-in, passing favourite Spader in the shadow of the post. This first win over hurdles shows he can cope with the smaller obstacles and the handicapper won't over-react so hopefully he can go on to further success in the next few weeks.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Stratford 17.04.17

Salto Chisco was last seen disappointing over fences but this switch back to hurdles helped spark him back to life. Despite being unable to adopt his usual position at the head of affairs after​ some early scrimmaging, he travelled comfortably and looked a big danger until getting tired in the home straight. He clearly likes these tight left handed tracks and there will be plenty of opportunities if we keep him going into the summer months.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Market Rasen 12.03.17:

Salty had been found what looked a decent opportunity against just four opponents but it was not the outcome we all hoped for. It started well enough as he established a position at the head of affairs but he came under pressure just after halfway and quickly fell back through the pack, with his partner James Nixon wisely pulling up when his chance had gone. It later emerged that he had burst a blood vessel so it’s probably best to forgive this run, and he can get back on track when the ground dries up.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's run at Southwell 29.11.16:

Things didn't go quite to plan for Salto Chisco at Southwell today. It started brightly enough as he led over the first fence but he couldn't stay at the front and faded after a couple of less than perfect jumps, eventually finishing fourth. Gavin later said that he lost a shoe and he had a very sore foot after the race so it's probably best to forgive this effort. He should be able to resume his progression soon, perhaps over a slightly shorter trip.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's win at Fakenham 26.10.16:

Most of these had questions to answer so Gavin was quick to put his rivals to the sword and had them strung out from an early stage, jumping fluently in the lead as he attempted to make it two-from-two at Fakenham.

Crafty Roberto and Mercian King kept him honest but he never really looked like getting caught and it was only when the race was over as a contest that Crafty Roberto closed to within two and a quarter lengths. The relatively small winning margin means he shouldn't be too harshly treated by the handicapper and he can strike again soon, perhaps back at this track which clearly suits his positive style of racing.

Stuart Redding's review of Salto's race at Huntingdon 02.10.16:

Salto Chisco produced a solid effort on his first run in British Racing Club colours. Sent off favourite for this 2m104yds handicap chase, he jumped big and bold in the early stages but his lack of a recent run seemed to take a toll and he couldn’t match the front two as the pace quickened down the back straight. To his credit he dug deep and responded well when finding his second wind, closing to within eight lengths of the race-fit winner Presenting Lisa by the line. This run will have blown away any cobwebs and he can find races off this mark, especially as a slightly longer trip could spark some improvement. 





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