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Going - Soft, Soft to Heavy in places (Hdle/bumper); Soft, Yielding in places (Chase). Overcast

Jackpot Pool - €32,415.30 Winning Units - 5 Dividend - €4,538.10. Placepot Pool - €56,565.68 Winning Units - 328.54 Dividend - €120.50. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €23,875.70 carried forward to Leopardstown on Sat, 28th Dec. Tote Aggregate - €530828.00.

1st
silks
Melon (GB) 7, ch g 11-12 (Mrs J Donnelly)
(4:14.3 8.14 secs faster on today's going )
Medicean (GB) - Night Teeny (GB)(Platini (GER))
Breeder - Newsells Park Stud

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

Tote Win €2.10 Place €1.10
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led, pressed 2 out, soon joined, pushed along approaching last where mistake and pecked, ridden and kept on best run-in, edged ahead closing stages
2nd
2.25L
silks
Gallant John Joe (IRE) 6, b g 11-7 (Keep The Faith Syndicate)
(4:14.7)
Presenting (GB) - Shuil A Hocht (IRE)(Mohaajir (USA))
Breeder - Kenilworth House Stud

(Morning price: 50/1 33/1 25/1 22/1 20/1 25/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 18/1 16/1) SP 16/1

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held up, 4th halfway, closer and mistake 3 out, improved to challenge next, soon disputed, ridden before last, slight mistake last, kept on run-in, held in 2nd closing stages
3rd
8.5L
silks
Chosen Mate (IRE) 6, br g 11-12 (The Northern Four Racing Partnership)
(4:16.4) ts6
Well Chosen (GB) - Norwich Star (IRE)(Norwich)
Breeder - M Fogarty

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

Place €2.50
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held up, 5th halfway, ridden after 2 out, stayed on into 3rd before last, no impression on leaders, mistake last, kept on one pace
4th
9L
silks
Antey (GER) 6, b g 11-12 (Mrs S Ricci)
(4:18.2)
Lord Of England (GER) - Achinora (GB)(Sleeping Indian (GB))
Breeder - S Penner

(Morning price: 20/1 18/1 20/1 22/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 18/1 16/1 14/1 16/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 18/1 16/1) SP 16/1

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chased leaders early, 2nd before 3rd, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, soon no impression on leaders, kept on one pace
u.r.
silks
Capuccimix (FR) 6, gr g 11-12 (Robcour)

Al Namix (FR) - Capuccina (FR)(Lavirco (GER))
Breeder - MME France Dagniaux, M Gunnar Nordqvist & MME Nicole Braem

(Morning price: 8/1 15/2 8/1 7/1 13/2 6/1 11/2 6/1 11/2)
(Ring price: 6/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 6/1 7/1 13/2 7/1) SP 7/1

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mistake and unseated rider 1st
p.u.
silks
City Island (IRE) 6, b g 11-12 (Sean & Bernardine Mulryan)
ts8
Court Cave (IRE) - Victorine (IRE)(Un Desperado (FR))
Breeder - Kenneth Parkhill

(Morning price: 13/8 7/4 6/4 13/8 7/4 15/8 7/4 15/8 2/1 15/8 2/1 7/4)
(Ring price: 7/4 15/8 2/1 9/4 2/1 15/8) SP 15/8

loading past form
chased leaders, pecked 2nd, 3rd halfway, mistake 3 out, 4th when bad blunder 2 out, soon eased and pulled up
u.r.
silks
Sizing Pottsie (FR) 5, b/br g 11-12 (Ann & Alan Potts Limited)
ts4
Kapgarde (FR) - Line Salsa (FR)(Kingsalsa (USA))
Breeder - M Jean-Charles Haimet & Ecurie Oceane

(Morning price: 50/1 33/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 20/1 16/1) SP 16/1

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soon held up, slight mistake 2nd, towards rear and hampered next, ridden and no impression entering straight, no extra in 5th before last where unseated rider
fell
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Valdieu (FR) 6, b g 11-12 (Gigginstown House Stud)

Diamond Boy (FR) - Vamuna (FR)(Varese (FR))
Breeder - M Eric Becq

(Morning price: 14/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 20/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 20/1 25/1 20/1) SP 20/1

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chased leader, fell 3rd
Off 12.36
Time 4m. 14.30 secs, which is 8.14 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €23.50
Tote Trifecta- €142.50
CSF- €23.67.

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