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Going - Soft (Soft in places). 

Jackpot Not Won.Pool £9,045.00 carried forward to Pontefract on Sun, 30th Jul. Placepot Pool - £168,226.00 Winning Units - 51.85 Dividend - £3,244.40. Quadpot Pool - £11,000.00 Winning Units - 15.8 Dividend - £696.10. Place Six Dividend - £2,553.10. Place Five Dividend - £1,913.70.

1st
silks
Enable (GB) 3, b m 8-7 (Mr K Abdullah)
(Drawn 7) Rated 120
Nathaniel (IRE) - Concentric (GB)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Ltd

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

Tote Win £2.10 Place £1.30
loading past form
took keen hold, tracked leader until settled 3rd 7f out, led going easily over 2f out, quickened clear over 1f out, impressive
2nd
4.5L
silks
Ulysses (IRE) 4, ch c 9-7 (Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd)
(Drawn 8) Rated 121
Galileo (IRE) - Light Shift (USA)(Kingmambo (USA))

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, headway tracking leaders 3f out, 3rd travelling well over 2f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and no impression when hung left over 1f out, no chance with impressive winner
3rd
0.75L
silks
Idaho (IRE) 4, b c 9-7 (Michael Tabor)
(Drawn 3) Rated 118
Galileo (IRE) - Hveger (AUS)(Danehill (USA))
Breeder - Hveger Syndicate

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

Place £2.10
loading past form
mid-division, raced wide in back straight, headway tracking leaders, halfway, went 3rd inside final 2f, closed on 2nd but no chance with impressive winner
4th
4L
silks
Highland Reel (IRE) 5, b c 9-7 (Derrick Smith, Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor )
(Drawn 4) Rated 123
Galileo (IRE) - Hveger (AUS)(Danehill (USA))
Breeder - Hveger Syndicate

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

loading past form
tracked leaders, taken wide in back straight, went 2nd 7f out until pushed along over 3f out, hung right and one pace in 4th final furlong
5th
2.25L
silks
Benbatl (GB) 3, b h 8-10 (Godolphin)
(Drawn 1)ts3 Rated 114
Dubawi (IRE) - Nahrain (GB)(Selkirk (USA))
Breeder - Darley

(Morning price: 16/1 14/1 10/1 11/1)
(Ring price: 11/1 12/1 14/1) SP 14/1

loading past form
mid-division, headway tracking leaders 5f out, ridden and weakened final furlong
6th
6L
silks
Desert Encounter (IRE) 5, b g 9-7 (Mr Abdulla Al Mansoori)
(Drawn 9)hd7 Rated 114
Halling (USA) - La Chicana (IRE)(Invincible Spirit (IRE))
Breeder - Tally-Ho Stud

(Morning price: 25/1 33/1 28/1 33/1)
SP 33/1

loading past form
held up in rear, never threatened
7th
shd
silks
My Dream Boat (IRE) 5, b h 9-7 (Paul & Clare Rooney)
(Drawn 6)cp1 Rated 114
Lord Shanakill (USA) - Betty Burke (GB)(Choisir (AUS))
Breeder - Patrick Monahan

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, never on terms
8th
2L
silks
Maverick Wave (USA) 6, ch h 9-7 (Godolphin)
(Drawn 10) Rated 102
Elusive Quality (USA) - Misty Ocean (USA)(Stormy Atlantic (USA))
Breeder - Jim Plemmons & Darley

(Morning price: 150/1 250/1 100/1)
SP 100/1

loading past form
led and set decent pace, headed over 2f out, weakened and eased
9th
11L
silks
Jack Hobbs (GB) 5, br h 9-7 (Godolphin & Partners)
(Drawn 2)bl3 Rated 123
Halling (USA) - Swain's Gold (USA)(Swain (IRE))
Breeder - Minster Stud

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

loading past form
tracked leaders, taken wide in back straight, went 2nd over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out
10th
4.5L
silks
Sixties Song (ARG) 4, b c 9-3 (Haras Santa Elena)
(Drawn 5)
Sixties Icon (GB) - Blissful Song (USA)(Unbridled's Song (USA))

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

loading past form
always in rear, never a factor
Off 3.39
Time 2m. 36.22 secs, which is 4.24 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £14.70
Tote Trifecta- £71.10
CSF- £13.98
Tricast- £68.43.


2016 Highland Reel 4 9-7 R L Moore 13/8Fav (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 3)
2015 Postponed 4 9-7 Andrea Atzeni 6/1 (Luca Cumani) (Drawn 9)
2014 Taghrooda 3 8-6 P Hanagan 7/2 (John Gosden) (Drawn 7)
2013 Novellist 4 9-7 J P Murtagh 13/2 (Andreas Wohler) (Drawn 3)
2012 Danedream 4 9-4 A Starke 9/1 (P Schiergen) (Drawn 4)

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