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Going - Soft, Yielding In Places (H´dle), Yielding, Soft In Places (Chase). Fine and cold

Jackpot Pool - €124,489.78 Winning Units - 2 Dividend - €43,571.40. Placepot Pool - €68,109.36 Winning Units - 74.62 Dividend - €638.90. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €218,736.42 carried forward to Leopardstown on Fri, 29th Dec. Tote Aggregate - €733077.00.

1st
silks
Flawless Escape (GB) 4, bl/gr g 11-7 (T O'Driscoll)
(5:21.5)
Sagamix (FR) - Sainte Kadette (FR)(Kadalko (FR))
Breeder - Steve Winfield

(Morning price: 7/2 10/3 11/4)
(Ring price: 5/2 11/4 5/2 11/4) SP 11/4

Tote Win €3.40 Place €1.20
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tracked leaders, 3rd approaching 5th, 2nd approaching straight, soon ridden to challenge, kept on well final furlong to lead closing stages
2nd
1L
silks
Jetez (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (G McGrath)
(5:21.7)
Getaway (GER) - Miss Squiff (IRE)(Saddlers' Hall (IRE))
Breeder - Gerard M McGrath

(Ring price: 12/1 10/1) SP 10/1

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held up, 8th approaching 5th, slight mistake 6th, went 5th approaching straight, soon ridden and kept on well without matching winner inside final furlong
3rd
shd
silks
Francin (FR) 4, b g 11-7 (Mrs S Ricci)
(5:21.7)
Air Chief Marshal (IRE) - Fulgence (FR)(Cardoun (FR))
Breeder - M Philippe Decouz & S C E A Du Bas Bugey

(Morning price: 10/11 4/5 5/6 10/11 1/1)
(Ring price: 13/8 7/4 13/8 6/4) SP 6/4fav

Place €1.30
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tracked leaders, 4th approaching 5th where slightly slow, 3rd approaching straight, challenged and on terms inside final furlong, soon headed and kept on without matching 1st 2
4th
hd
silks
Tower Bridge (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (John P McManus)
(5:21.7) ts5
High Chaparral (IRE) - Walkamia (FR)(Linamix (FR))
Breeder - Ballygallon Stud Limited

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

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held up towards rear, took keen hold and closer order after 2nd, 7th approaching 5th, ridden straight, ran on well closing stages
5th
1.5L
silks
Not Many Left (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (Robcour)
(5:22.0)
Oscar (IRE) - Lasado (IRE)(Jurado (USA))
Breeder - T Duggan and P McCarthy

(Morning price: 33/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 28/1 33/1) SP 33/1

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held up, 10th approaching 5th, effort and not much room before straight, soon chased leaders, ran on without threatening inside final furlong
6th
shd
silks
Daybreak Boy (IRE) 4, b/br g 11-7 (John Patrick Byrne)
(5:22.0)
Kingsalsa (USA) - Aloisi (GB)(Kalanisi (IRE))
Breeder - Rathasker Stud

(Morning price: 7/1 6/1 11/2 5/1 9/2 4/1)
(Ring price: 7/2 10/3 3/1 10/3 7/2) SP 7/2

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soon disputed lead, led from final hurdle, headed inside final furlong, soon no extra, one pace
7th
4.75L
silks
Best Behavior (IRE) 4, ch g 11-2 (Keep The Faith Syndicate)
(5:23.0)
Beneficial (GB) - Givehertime (IRE)(Commanche Run)
Breeder - Mr Jarlath O'Dwyer

(Morning price: 50/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 25/1 20/1) SP 20/1

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chased leaders, briefly impeded approaching 4th, 6th approaching 5th, 4th approaching straight, soon ridden and kept on same pace
8th
8L
silks
Border Control (IRE) 4, b g 11-4 (Mrs M V Magnier)
(5:24.7)
Mahler (GB) - Annas Rule (IRE)(Anshan)
Breeder - John Leahy

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

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held up, soon towards rear, progress from before final hurdle, kept on same pace without threatening from before straight
9th
9.5L
silks
Momus (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(5:26.7)
Touch Of Land (FR) - Accordion To Bob (IRE)(Accordion)
Breeder - Denis Dunne

(Morning price: 25/1 28/1 40/1)
SP 40/1

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held up, not fluent 4th, 11th approaching 5th where slight mistake, soon headway, slight mistake final hurdle, no impression straight
10th
1.75L
silks
Cut Em Down (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(5:27.1) ts2
Getaway (GER) - Hartwell Lake (IRE)(Pistolet Bleu (IRE))
Breeder - James Browne

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

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tracked leaders, 5th approaching 5th, 6th approaching straight, soon no impression
11th
15L
silks
Pincer Movement (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (Don't Touch It Syndicate)
(5:30.0)
Scorpion (IRE) - Mae Mobley (IRE)(Saffron Walden (FR))
Breeder - Miss Elizabeth Kennedy

(Morning price: 50/1 66/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 25/1) SP 25/1

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soon disputed lead, mistake 6th, headed from final hurdle, weakened straight
12th
15L
silks
Commandant (IRE) 4, br g 11-7 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(5:32.9)
Presenting (GB) - Miss Nomer (IRE)(Overbury (IRE))
Breeder - Mrs E J O'Grady

(Morning price: 80/1)
SP 66/1

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held up, 12th approaching 5th, no extra straight
13th
99+L
silks
Incredible Black (IRE) 4, bl/br g 11-0 (Luke Comer)
(6:01.3)
Tale Of Two Cities (IRE) - Wayne's Gal (IRE)(Karaar (GB))
Breeder - Luke Comer

SP 100/1

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held up, soon towards rear, not fluent 6th, not fluent 7th and no extra, completely tailed off
u.r.
silks
Heroesandvillains (GB) 4, b g 11-7 (Mrs Patricia Hunt)

Beneficial (GB) - Keys Pride (IRE)(Bob Back (USA))
Breeder - R T Crellin

(Morning price: 12/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 20/1)
SP 33/1

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mistake and unseated rider 1st
p.u.
silks
Pluto Montes (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (Class of '67 Racing Club)

Court Cave (IRE) - Salsaparilla (FR)(Lost World (IRE))
Breeder - Oliver and Salome Brennan

SP 66/1

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held up, mistake at 3rd hurdle jumped, 9th approaching 5th, pulled up quickly after 6th
Off 12.16
Time 5m. 21.50 secs, which is the same as the course average on today's going
CSF €28.32.
Tote Exacta €25.90.
Tote Trifecta €102.90.

Non runners Bazarov (coughing), Kalamkan (USA) (temperature)
2016 Montalbano 4 11-7 R Walsh 8/11Fav (W P Mullins)
2015 Chain Gang 4 11-7 A P Heskin 6/1 (Alan Fleming)
2014 Identity Thief 4 11-7 B J Cooper 7/4 (Henry De Bromhead)
2013 Sure Reef 4 11-7 R Walsh 5/2Fav (W P Mullins)
2012 Talbot Road 4 11-7 B M Cash 7/1 (A L T Moore)

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