Salto Chisco - Race Horse
9 years old. Presenting (13.7f) — Dato Fairy (IRE) (Accordion (12.0f)) - Trained by Harry Whittington - Horse Racing Trainer
Salto Chisco is an 9 year old Presenting gelding who has won 5 of his 20 starts. He is bred to be a chaser and since joining the British Racing Club has just had the 4 starts in that discipline to date, showing good win and place form. He is lightly raced for his age and is a 2 miles specialist. 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 won nicely at Fakenham over fences in October, and won over hurdles at Kempton in May and Newton Abbot in August along with a 2nd at Perth in June. See below for all his race reviews this term!
Salto Chisco's Race Reviews
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 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.