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Going - Soft. Bright and windy

Jackpot Not Won.Pool €271.20 carried forward to Leopardstown on Tue, 27th Dec. Placepot Pool - €15,671.90 Winning Units - 488.92 Dividend - €22.40. Tote Aggregate - €84230.00.

1st
silks
The Storyteller (IRE) 5, ch g 11-12 (Mrs P Sloan)
(4:57.5)
Shantou (USA) - Bally Bolshoi (IRE)(Bob Back (USA))
Breeder - R Cotton & S Lannigan O'Keeffe

(Morning price: 8/11 4/6 8/13)
(Ring price: 4/5 1/1) SP 1/1fav

Tote Win €1.90 Place €1.10
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tracked leaders, 5th halfway, closer in 3rd 3 out, led 2 out, asserted last, easily
2nd
9L
silks
Tamlough Boy (GB) 5, b g 11-12 (J Kernohan)
(4:59.2) ts2 Rated 120
Central Park (IRE) - Zamyatina (IRE)(Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Breeder - Richard Kent & Brian Dunn

(Morning price: 6/1 5/1)
(Ring price: 5/1 11/2 5/1 9/2 4/1) SP 4/1

Place €1.70
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chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to challenge 3 out, soon led, ridden and headed 2 out, no impression on winner last, kept on same pace
3rd
15L
silks
Elusive Theatre (IRE) 5, b m 10-12 (David Gordon Roberts)
(5:02.2) hd2
King's Theatre (IRE) - Miss Best (FR)(Grand Tresor (FR))
Breeder - Limetree Stud

(Morning price: 12/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 16/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 9/1 8/1 7/1 13/2 6/1) SP 6/1

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chased leaders, 3rd halfway, disputed before 4 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, no extra in 3rd before 2 out, kept on one pace
4th
25L
silks
Indy Island (IRE) 7, gr m 10-4 (John Gilmour)
(5:07.3)
Indian Danehill (IRE) - Another Sparkle (GB)(Bustino)
Breeder - D. Mitchell

(Morning price: 33/1)
SP 50/1

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mid-division, ridden in moderate 7th 4 out, no impression in moderate 5th entering straight, kept on one pace
5th
2L
silks
Monbeg Chit Chat (GB) 5, b g 10-11 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(5:07.8)
Kayf Tara (GB) - Gaye Sophie (GB)(Environment Friend (GB))
Breeder - R F and S D Knipe

(Morning price: 2/1 5/2 11/4 3/1)
(Ring price: 10/3 3/1) SP 3/1

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chased leader, 2nd halfway, disputed before 4 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, under pressure in 4th 3 out, no extra before next
6th
1.75L
silks
Steel's Cotton (GB) 7, b m 10-8 (Miss S M Wilson)
(5:08.2) ts1cp5 Rated 95
Tikkanen (USA) - Last Spruce (USA)(Big Spruce (USA))
Breeder - Miss S. M. Wilson

(Morning price: 50/1 25/1 28/1)
SP 25/1

loading past form
towards rear early, mid-division from 5th, ridden and no impression 4 out, soon no extra
7th
22L
silks
Catch A Lucky Star (IRE) 7, b g 11-1 (Mrs M Carton)
(5:12.7)
Luso (GB) - Badia Dream (IRE)(Old Vic)
Breeder - P J Kelly

(Morning price: 40/1 50/1 66/1)
SP 33/1

loading past form
always towards rear, weakened before 4 out
8th
nk
silks
Folly Dat (IRE) 5, b f 10-4 (J J Taylor)
(5:12.7)
Generous (IRE) - Maldagora (IRE)(Luso (GB))
Breeder - Mr J J Taylor

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

loading past form
always towards rear, slight mistake 5th, weakened from 7th
9th
28L
silks
Rancher Lass (IRE) 5, gr m 10-8 (Mrs Dorothy L Murdoch-Gourley)
(5:18.3) hd1
Tikkanen (USA) - Belledornie (IRE)(Buckskin (FR))
Breeder - Miss D L Murdoch

(Morning price: 50/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 40/1 33/1 40/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
led, headed before 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off
p.u.
silks
Celtic Thunder (IRE) 7, b g 10-11 (Thundering Home Partnership)
ts3
Definite Article (GB) - Clash Princess (IRE)(Supreme Leader)
Breeder - John Comerford

(Morning price: 40/1 50/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 25/1) SP 25/1

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mid-division early, soon towards rear, ridden and behind halfway, weakened, pulled up after 4 out
fell
silks
Listinney Hill (IRE) 8, b g 11-4 (Miss Suzy Barkley)

Subtle Power (IRE) - Smashing Sister (IRE)(Welsh Term)
Breeder - Miss Joanne Bannon

(Ring price: 50/1 40/1) SP 40/1

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mid-division, fell 6th
p.u.
silks
Some Farrier (IRE) 9, gr g 11-4 (G Kieran Strain)
Rated 85
Beauchamp King (GB) - Cawkwell Patricia(Boco (USA))
Breeder - Kieran Strain

SP 50/1

loading past form
chased leaders early, lost place 3rd, soon towards rear, weakened 7th, pulled up after 4 out

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