SOME things change, some don't.

Incessant rain at Salisbury on Wednesday gave way to sunny periods yesterday (Thurs) but on the track, the statistic 'winner trained by John Gosden' remains constant.

Franny Logan romped home by seven lengths for the Newmarket yard in the course's top fillies race on the first of the two day meeting and now it was King On's turn in their most valuable race for colts and geldings - but only just, squeezing home by a nose and half a length, leaving connections confused as to who had won.

The winning jockey Oisin Murphy wasn't sure he had got there, Gosden's son feared he had been beaten by Accidental Agent whose trainer believed he had won. 

"I thought he had been done but he stuck his neck out," said a relieved Thady Gosden. "The soft ground helped a little bit."

Kick On took a listed race in the Spring before finding the opposition too classy in the 2,000 Guineas and the French Derby but then ran appallingly at Royal Ascot after sweating up in the preliminaries.

"It was great to see him back to form," said Gosden. "He settled very well in the race. The betting suggested it would be close and so it proved!"

Kick On provided Murphy with his 104th winner of the season and he was quick to compliment the trainer at reviving him.

"John has done a great job in freshening him up and he was back to his best. The race was very straightforward but I wasn't sure he got there. If he hadn't there would have been no complaints."

A despondent Johnson Houghton remarked of Accidental Agent: "I thought he had won. The ground was a bit sticky for him but he has run a lovely race. Things are not rolling for us and we know that happens."

The hat-trick seeking Marie's Diamond dropped out alarmingly at halfway as though there was something serious amiss but trainer Mark Johnson reported he had taken a false step and didn't recover.

"Franny (Norton) looked after him and he's fine."

Murphy, who had earlier partnered Clem A to success in the one mile handicap, looked set for a treble with the unbeaten Litigious in the 12 furlong handicap but she ran too freely in the early stages and found nothing under pressure, leaving Sea of Faith to stay on dourly and give James Doyle a double.

There can be few horses in training bigger than Raincall who stands at more than 17 hands and like horses of her size, takes time to accelerate and the decisive moment in the handicap sprint at Salisbury yesterday when Harry Bentley galvanised the top weight into the lead two furlongs out. Though three pursuers tried to lay down a challenge, the giant - as Henry Candy affectionally described her - readily held on by a length and a quarter.

Getting her used to the stalls had not been easy. 

"She could just about squeeze in but she is very good now," said Candy. "She has settled down well and has a nice temperament."

By Pivotal, she's bred to be quick and like her sire, the softer the ground the better but she won't have many more races as her future lies in the paddocks.

If that was the a high for Candy, there was a low for his young apprentice Emma Taff who suffered a sprained ankle on only her second ride for the yard when Four Feet propped as the gelding came out of the stalls in the preceding seven furlong novices affair and she exited by the side door.

The race itself looked a match on paper between Aluqair and Alrajja and so it proved in reality, with the former edging out the odds-on favourite by three quarters of a length.

Aluqair got away smartly enabling Doyle to dictate.

"Very straightforward," he reported of the way the race developed. "He's very tough and will be better on better ground."

Elegant Erin put experience to good use when getting the better of a duel with Freya to win the fillies seven furlong auction race, though Tom Marquand was confident she would still have prevailed over six.

She had made a promising debut then disappointed on her second which he attributed to her being weak and still growing. "She's a nice filly and put the race to bed easily."