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Going - Yielding, Soft In Places. Fine

Jackpot Pool - €25,000.00 Winning Units - 23 Dividend - €760.80. Placepot Pool - €34,837.89 Winning Units - 19.55 Dividend - €1,247.30. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €60,444.87 carried forward to Leopardstown on Wed, 27th Dec. Tote Aggregate - €518186.00.

1st
silks
Tisamystery (IRE) 9, br g 9-7 (John Patrick Byrne)
(4:14.2 1.91 secs faster on today's going ) cp+ Rated 115(+6 after this run)
Definite Article (GB) - Fayafi(Top Ville)
Breeder - Mrs Theresa Abbey

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

Tote Win €15.80 Place €3.60
loading past form
chased leaders, raced in 4th early, improved to lead before 2 out, joined approaching straight, led from last and soon went on, kept on well, all out at the finish
2nd
hd
silks
Bel Ami De Sivola (FR) 6, b g 10-11 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(4:14.2) Rated 126(+4 after this run)
Network (GER) - Notting Hill (FR)(Garde Royale)
Breeder - M Gilles Trapenard

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

Place €2.30
loading past form
chased leaders, 6th early, improved to get on terms approaching straight, slight mistake last and headed, kept on well closing stages, not quite get back to winner
3rd
4L
silks
Blast Of Koeman (IRE) 6, ch g 10-8 (Inittowinit Syndicate)
(4:15.1) ts+ Rated 123(+2 after this run)
Shantou (USA) - Erintante (IRE)(Denel (FR))
Breeder - Kenilworth House Stud

(Ring price: 9/2 11/2 5/1) SP 11/2Jfav

Place €1.70
loading past form
raced in 8th early, ridden to chase leaders straight, kept on same pace from before last
4th
1.75L
silks
Lake Takapuna (IRE) 6, b g 10-8 (Dr R Lambe)
(4:15.4) Rated 126
Shantou (USA) - Close To Shore (IRE)(Bob Back (USA))
Breeder - Victor Connolly

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

loading past form
chased leaders, 5th early, effort from before straight, kept on same pace from before last
5th
5.5L
silks
Elusive Ivy (IRE) 7, b f 10-10 (Alymer Stud Limited)
(4:16.6) Rated 125(-1 after this run)
Elusive City (USA) - Just Like Ivy (CAN)(Street Cry (IRE))
Breeder - Michael Rogers

SP 20/1

loading past form
held up, raced in 15th early, headway to chase leaders straight, kept on same pace from before last
6th
3.25L
silks
Just Get Cracking (IRE) 7, b g 10-1 (Sean A O'Connor)
(4:17.3) Rated 116(-1 after this run)
Winged Love (IRE) - Eastender (GB)(Opening Verse (USA))
Breeder - J P King

(Morning price: 12/1 14/1 16/1)
SP 20/1

loading past form
held up, raced in 12th early, slight mistakes 4th and 5th, headway to chase leaders straight, slight mistake last, one pace
7th
1.75L
silks
Eiri Na Casca (IRE) 8, b g 10-7 (Adrian McNamara)
(4:17.6) cp+ Rated 122(-1 after this run)
Spadoun (FR) - Lady Of Fleet (IRE)(Buckskin (FR))
Breeder - Denis Condron

(Morning price: 16/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 20/1 25/1 20/1) SP 20/1

loading past form
held up, raced in 13th early, slight mistake 3rd, headway to chase leaders straight, kept on same pace from before last
8th
1.75L
silks
Ask Nile (IRE) 5, b g 11-5 (Mrs S Neville)
(4:18.0) Rated 134(-2 after this run)
Ask (GB) - Spirit of The Nile (FR)(Generous (IRE))
Breeder - Geoffrey Thompson

(Morning price: 20/1 22/1 28/1 25/1)
SP 25/1

loading past form
slight mistake 1st, raced in 13th early, soon towards rear, not fluent 3 out, impeded 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening after
9th
1.25L
silks
Dysios (IRE) 9, b g 11-0 (Kieron Gammell)
(4:18.3) ts+ Rated 129(-2 after this run)
Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Hataana (USA)(Robellino (USA))
Breeder - Fin A Co SRL

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

loading past form
raced in 11th early, impeded 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening after
10th
1L
silks
Pairofbrowneyes (IRE) 8, b g 11-2 (Fibbage Syndicate)
(4:18.5) cp+ Rated 138(-1 after this run)
Luso (GB) - Frankly Native (IRE)(Be My Native (USA))
Breeder - Raymond McDonnell

(Morning price: 22/1 25/1 33/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 22/1 25/1) SP 25/1

loading past form
raced in 7th early, effort from before straight, soon one pace
11th
0.75L
silks
Presenting Mahler (IRE) 7, ch f 10-7 (Patrick G McKeon)
(4:18.6) Rated 122(-2 after this run)
Mahler (GB) - Oddly Presented (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - Thomas Meagher

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

loading past form
soon led, joined 2nd, soon headed, slightly slow 4th, on terms again 5 out, headed before 2 out, no extra from before last
12th
9L
silks
Landofhopeandglory (IRE) 4, b g 10-11 (John P McManus)
(4:20.5) ts8cp3 Rated 133(-1 after this run)
High Chaparral (IRE) - Wurfklinge (GER)(Acatenango (GER))
Breeder - Churchtown House Stud

(Morning price: 7/2 4/1)
(Ring price: 9/2 5/1 11/2) SP 11/2Jfav

loading past form
slight mistake 1st, raced in 10th early, slightly slow 4th, impeded 2 out, no extra when not fluent last
13th
14L
silks
The Mooch (IRE) 9, b g 9-10 (R G English)
(4:23.4) bl+ Rated 111(-2 after this run)
Bach (IRE) - Bonne Inagh (IRE)(Broken Hearted)
Breeder - Roger G English

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

loading past form
prominent, on terms 2nd, soon led, joined 5 out, headed before 2 out, weakened and eased run-in
14th
7L
silks
Calino D'airy (FR) 5, ch g 11-8 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(4:24.8) Rated 137
Anzillero (GER) - Monita D'airy (FR)(Oblat (FR))
Breeder - Claude Yves Pelsy

(Morning price: 7/1 15/2 8/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 9/1 10/1) SP 10/1

loading past form
tracked leaders, 3rd early, not fluent 2nd, weakened from before last, soon eased
u.r.
silks
Minella Till Dawn (IRE) 5, br g 10-10 (John P McManus)
Rated 125(-1 after this run)
Shantou (USA) - Have At It (IRE)(Supreme Leader)
Breeder - A Larkin

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

loading past form
not fluent 1st, soon towards rear, pushed along from 5 out, no impression when hampered and unseated rider 2 out
p.u.
silks
Caolaneoin (IRE) 11, b g 10-6 (Michael J Mulligan)
ts+ Rated 121(-3 after this run)
King's Theatre (IRE) - Queen Plaisir (IRE)(Grand Plaisir (IRE))
Breeder - James Hennelly

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

loading past form
not fluent 1st, raced in 14th early, reminders 6th, no extra from before 4 out where not fluent, pulled up before 3 out
p.u.
silks
Bobbie's Diamond (IRE) 7, b g 10-2 (Deborah L Breslin)
ts8 Rated 117(-2 after this run)
Vinnie Roe (IRE) - Betty's The Best (IRE)(Oscar (IRE))
Breeder - Minch B/Stock, Av B/Stock & Brittas Stud

(Morning price: 20/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 11/1 12/1) SP 11/1

loading past form
not fluent 1st, soon in rear, inclined to jump right and never a factor, pulled up before 2 out
fell
silks
Thirsty Work (IRE) 6, b g 10-1 (John P McManus)
Rated 116
Robin Des Champs (FR) - Koko Rose (IRE)(Beneficial (GB))
Breeder - Eclipse Bloodstock Ltd

(Morning price: 14/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 11/1 10/1 7/1 8/1) SP 7/1

loading past form
slight mistake 1st, raced in 9th early, fell 2 out
Off 2.55
Time 4m. 14.20 secs, which is 1.91 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €322.50
Tote Trifecta- €2961.70
CSF- €143.31
Tricast- €827.89.


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2014 Forty Foot Tom 9 10-0 A P Heskin 10/1 (Daniel Miley)
2013 King Vuvuzela 6 10-0 B J Cooper 5/1 (Paul Nolan)
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