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Going - Soft (Hurdle), Yielding to Soft (Chase). Fine and cold

Jackpot Pool - €27,907.35 Winning Units - 4 Dividend - €4,883.70. Placepot Pool - €72,637.05 Winning Units - 25.3 Dividend - €2,009.70. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €443,998.86 carried forward to Punchestown on Sun, 31st Dec. Tote Aggregate - €714384.00.

1st
silks
Shattered Love (IRE) 6, b m 11-3 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(6:20.3 7.04 secs faster on today's going ) ts+ Rated 138(+4 after this run)
Yeats (IRE) - Tracker (GB)(Bustino)
Breeder - Limetree Stud

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

Tote Win €9.90 Place €2.40
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prominent, on terms before 5th, soon 2nd again, led before 10th, pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong
2nd
1.75L
silks
Jury Duty (IRE) 6, b g 11-10 (Sideways Syndicate)
(6:20.7)
Well Chosen (GB) - Swan Heart (IRE)(Broken Hearted)
Breeder - T Carroll

(Morning price: 8/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 7/1 13/2 6/1) SP 6/1

Place €1.60
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tracked leaders, soon 4th, 2nd before 2 out, slight mistake final fence, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong
3rd
16L
silks
Bon Papa (FR) 6, br g 11-10 (John P McManus)
(6:24.0)
Network (GER) - Gibelotte (FR)(Royal Charter (FR))
Breeder - Haras De Saint Voir

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

Place €2.20
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soon in rear, slightly impeded 7th fence jumped, slightly impeded 13th, improved to track leaders travelling smoothly before 2 out, wide into straight, soon no extra, one pace
4th
19L
silks
Thebarrowman (IRE) 7, b g 11-10 (David G Keys)
(6:27.7)
Mahler (GB) - Pixie Dust (IRE)(Desert King (IRE))
Breeder - Jim Lanigan

(Morning price: 100/1)
SP 66/1

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led, joined before 5th, soon led again, headed before 10th, slight mistake 13th and under pressure, no extra from 2 out
5th
2.5L
silks
Moulin A Vent (GB) 5, gr g 11-10 (Mrs Patricia Hunt)
(6:28.2)
Sagamix (FR) - Bahia Blanca (FR)(Astarabad (USA))
Breeder - Minster Stud

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

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held up in touch, soon raced in 5th, bad mistake 7th fence jumped, soon last, slightly impeded 10th, soon no danger, not fluent final fence
6th
23L
silks
Dinaria Des Obeaux (FR) 4, b f 10-8 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(6:32.9) ts6
Saddler Maker (IRE) - Indiana Jaune (FR)(Le Nain Jaune (FR))
Breeder - MME Marie Devilder & MME Laure Rebuffe

(Morning price: 12/1 11/1)
SP 9/1

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held up, not fluent 2nd, soon towards rear, not fluent 9th, very badly hampered next, soon no danger
fell
silks
Monalee (IRE) 6, b g 11-10 (Barry Maloney)

Milan (GB) - Tempest Belle (IRE)(Glacial Storm (USA))
Breeder - Aidan Aherne

(Morning price: 5/6 10/11 5/6 10/11 1/1)
(Ring price: 11/10 6/5 11/10 1/1) SP 1/1fav

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tracked leaders, soon 3rd, slight mistake 7th fence jumped, fell 10th
b.d.
silks
Rathvinden (IRE) 9, b g 11-10 (R A Bartlett)
Rated 153(-1 after this run)
Heron Island (IRE) - Peggy Cullen (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - Kilian Traynor

(Morning price: 13/2 6/1 11/2 5/1)
(Ring price: 9/2 5/1 11/2 6/1) SP 6/1

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held up in touch, soon raced in 6th, brought down 10th
Off 1.55
Time 6m. 20.30 secs, which is 7.04 secs faster than the course average on today's going
CSF €69.93.
Tricast €738.39.
Tote Exacta €69.20.
Tote Trifecta €409.50.

Non runner Mossback (temperature)
2016 Our Duke 6 11-10 R M Power 4/1 (Mrs John Harrington)
2015 No More Heroes 6 11-10 B J Cooper 4/9Fav (Gordon Elliott)
2014 Don Poli 5 11-9 B J Cooper 9/4Fav (W P Mullins)
2013 Carlingford Lough 7 11-10 A P McCoy 5/1 (John E Kiely)
2012 Back In Focus 7 11-10 R Walsh 6/4Fav (W P Mullins)

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