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Going - Good to Firm (Good in places). 

Placepot Pool - £53,632.61 Winning Units - 4957.63 Dividend - £7.80. Quadpot Pool - £3,555.00 Winning Units - 604.1 Dividend - £4.30. Place Six Dividend - £11.31. Place Five Dividend - £6.80.

1st
silks
Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 10-0 (Mrs Joan Keaney)
(2:31.48 0.32 secs faster on today's going ) (Drawn 3)bl
No Excuse Needed (GB) - The Spirit Of Pace (IRE)(In The Wings)

(Morning price: 16/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 8/1)
SP 5/1

Tote Win £7.90 Place £2.10
loading past form
tracked leaders, chased clear leader 8f out, closed over 3f out, led on stand rail over 2f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong
2nd
1L
silks
Sierra Alpha (GB) 8-7 (Mr K Abdulla)
(Drawn 1)
Dansili (GB) - Sound Asleep (USA)(Woodman (USA))

(Morning price: 3/1 10/3)
SP 9/4fav

Place £1.30
loading past form
steadied start, prominent in chasing group, headway over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to reach winner
3rd
nk
silks
Granny McPhee (GB) 9-5 (Middleham Park Racing Xxvi & Alan Bail)
(Drawn 4)
Bahri (USA) - Allumette (GB)(Rainbow Quest (USA))

(Morning price: 8/1 9/1 10/1)
SP 12/1

Place £2.70
loading past form
held up, headway on outside over 2f out, went 3rd 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong
4th
1.5L
silks
Strategic Mount (GB) 9-13 (P F I Cole Ltd)
(Drawn 10)
Montjeu (IRE) - Danlu (USA)(Danzig (USA))

(Morning price: 12/1 10/1 13/2 11/2)
SP 13/2

loading past form
steadied start, keen, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong
5th
0.75L
silks
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 9-9 (Broughton Thermal Insulation)
(Drawn 6)
Sadler's Wells (USA) - Jude (GB)(Darshaan)
Breeder - Premier Bloodstock

(Morning price: 16/1)
SP 16/1

loading past form
held up and behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to reach leaders
6th
1L
silks
Aurorian (IRE) 9-11 (Mr Martin Mitchell)
(Drawn 5)
Fantastic Light (USA) - Aurelia (IRE)(Rainbow Quest (USA))

(Morning price: 13/2 11/2 5/1 11/2)
SP 5/1

loading past form
close up in chasing group, headway and hung left from 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out
7th
6L
silks
Captain John Nixon (GB) 8-12 (Mr Paul Dean)
(Drawn 7)
Beat Hollow (GB) - Leaping Flame (USA)(Trempolino (USA))

(Morning price: 9/4 5/2 3/1 5/2)
SP 4/1

loading past form
chased leader until 8f out, remained handy until weakened over 1f out
8th
3.25L
silks
Clear Reef (GB) 9-3 (Mrs Jane Chapple-Hyam)
(Drawn 2)cp
Hernando (FR) - Trinity Reef (GB)(Bustino)

(Morning price: 16/1)
SP 20/1

loading past form
steadied start, held up in rear, short lived effort on outside over 2f out
9th
9L
silks
Eton Fable (IRE) 9-4 (The Gathering Ii)
(Drawn 9)cp
Val Royal (FR) - Lina Story (GB)(Linamix (FR))

(Morning price: 10/1 12/1 14/1 16/1)
SP 25/1

loading past form
led, well clear 8f out, reduced lead over 3f out, headed and weakened over 2f out
Off 8.13
Time 2m. 31.48 secs, which is 0.32 secs faster than the course average
Tote Exacta £30.60.
Tote Trifecta £235.90.

Non runner Archie Rice (USA)
2009 Remember Ramon 6 9-6 G Baker 12/1 (J Gask) (Drawn 1)

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