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Going - Good To Firm (changed to Good after 2nd race). Overcast and showery

Jackpot Pool - €10,000.00 Winning Units - 39 Dividend - €182.90. Placepot Pool - €32,600.44 Winning Units - 263.87 Dividend - €86.40. Pick Six Pool - €50,000.00 Winning Units - 1 Dividend - €35,000.00. Tote Aggregate - €375931.00.

1st
silks
Speak In Colours (GB) 3, gr c 9-3 (Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez)
(1:10.63 2.60 secs faster on today's going ) (Drawn 2)ts4 Rated 104(+7 after this run)
Excelebration (IRE) - Maglietta Fina (IRE)(Verglas (IRE))
Breeder - Scuderia Archi Romani

(Morning price: 11/2 13/2 6/1 13/2 6/1 9/2 4/1 7/2 4/1 7/2 10/3 7/2 3/1)
(Ring price: 7/2 4/1) SP 4/1

Tote Win €5.10 Place €2.20
loading past form
rear of mid-division, pushed along and headway to challenge under 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well
2nd
1.25L
silks
Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 10, b g 9-7 (Dr Cyrus Poonawalla)
(1:10.82) (Drawn 4) Rated 108
Byron (GB) - Boa Estrela (IRE)(Intikhab (USA))
Breeder - Roland H Alder

(Morning price: 7/1 13/2 7/1 8/1 10/1 9/1 8/1 7/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 9/1 8/1) SP 8/1

Place €1.80
loading past form
prominent, ridden over 2f out and 4th over 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong to go 2nd closing stages
3rd
nk
silks
Spirit Of Valor (USA) 4, b c 9-7 (Derrick Smith)
(1:10.88) (Drawn 8)ts+bl+ Rated 111
War Front (USA) - Stone Hope (USA)(Grindstone (USA))
Breeder - Nursery Place

(Morning price: 7/4 13/8 11/8 6/4 11/8 6/4)
(Ring price: 6/4 11/8 6/4) SP 6/4fav

Place €1.02
loading past form
led or disputed lead, ridden 2f out, under pressure and headed early final furlong, no impression closing stages
4th
1.25L
silks
Smash Williams (IRE) 5, ch g 9-7 (Military Syndicate)
(1:11.08) (Drawn 6)ts6 Rated 104
Fracas (IRE) - Take Flight (IRE)(Pivotal (GB))
Breeder - Mrs M Joyce

(Morning price: 10/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 11/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 9/1 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
prominent and disputed lead, ridden 2f out and headed over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong
5th
2.75L
silks
Son Of Rest (GB) 4, b c 9-7 (B Parker)
(1:11.56) (Drawn 5)bl2 Rated 102(-1 after this run)
Pivotal (GB) - Hightime Heroine (IRE)(Danetime (IRE))
Breeder - Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

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

loading past form
towards rear, ridden 2f out and no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong
6th
6L
silks
Gorane (IRE) 4, b f 9-4 (Clipper Logistics Group Ltd)
(1:12.62) (Drawn 7) Rated 102
Dream Ahead (USA) - Holy Norma (GB)(Nashwan (USA))
Breeder - Michael O'Mahony

(Morning price: 10/1 9/1 7/1 13/2 6/1 13/2 6/1)
SP 5/1

loading past form
prominent, pushed along and no impression 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, weakened
7th
1.5L
silks
Now You're Talking (IRE) 3, b f 9-0 (MacLennan/Tynan/Shanahan/Magnier)
(1:12.92) (Drawn 3) Rated 99(-2 after this run)
Zoffany (IRE) - Granadilla (GB)(Zafonic (USA))
Breeder - Stilvi Compania Financiera SA

(Morning price: 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 10/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 14/1)
SP 12/1

loading past form
dwelt and slowly into stride, always towards rear, never a factor, ridden 2f out and no extra over 1f out
8th
1.25L
silks
Mr Scarlet (GB) 4, b g 9-7 (John Lavery)
(1:13.16) (Drawn 1)cp1sr Rated 100
Dandy Man (IRE) - Scarlet Buttons (IRE)(Marju (IRE))
Breeder - Heather Raw

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 20/1 25/1 28/1 25/1 28/1 33/1)
SP 25/1

loading past form
prominent on far side, ridden 2f out and soon no impression, no extra over 1f out, eased final furlong
Off 4.10
Time 1m. 10.63 secs, which is 2.60 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €31.20
Tote Trifecta- €85.00
CSF- €36.29.

Non runner Urban Beat (stiff)
2017 Washington DC 4 9-7 R L Moore 11/4Fav (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 5)
2016 Toscanini 4 9-7 James Doyle 5/1 (M Halford) (Drawn 2)
2015 Mattmu 3 9-3 D Allan 3/1 (Tim Easterby) (Drawn 4)
2014 Scream Blue Murder 4 9-4 P J Smullen 20/1 (T Stack) (Drawn 5)
2013 Slade Power 4 9-10 W M Lordan 2/1 (Edward Lynam) (Drawn 4)

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