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Going - Soft to Heavy (fences 4 and 5 omitted due to ground conditions). Fine

Jackpot Pool - €5,000.00 Winning Units - 1 Dividend - €3,500.00. Placepot Pool - €20,635.45 Winning Units - 185.87 Dividend - €77.70. Pick Six Pool - €141,505.51 Winning Units - 4 Dividend - €24,763.40. Tote Aggregate - €204578.00.

1st
silks
Montalbano (GB) 6, ch g 11-10 (Mrs S Ricci)
(4:57.6) hd+ Rated 142
Monsieur Bond (IRE) - Alpen Glen (GB)(Halling (USA))
Breeder - Black Type Limited

(Morning price: 8/11 4/5 1/2 4/7)
(Ring price: 8/15 1/2 8/15 4/7 1/2 8/15 4/7) SP 4/7fav

Tote Win €1.50 Place €1.02
loading past form
held up in 4th, closer disputing 2nd 4 out, 2nd next, ridden and led 2 out, stayed on well from last, comfortably
2nd
9L
silks
Velocity Boy (IRE) 9, b g 11-10 (Mrs Ethna O'Toole)
(4:59.3)
Westerner (GB) - Sambre (FR)(Turgeon (USA))
Breeder - Mr David Donohoe

(Morning price: 13/2 7/1 15/2 6/1 9/2 10/3 3/1)
(Ring price: 3/1 11/4 3/1 5/2 9/4) SP 9/4

Place €1.50
loading past form
led, slight mistake 2nd, ridden and headed 2 out, no impression on winner when mistake at last, kept on same pace run-in
3rd
44L
silks
Cloudy Day (IRE) 7, b m 10-5 (M P Hogan)
(5:08.0) ts3
Dubai Destination (USA) - Maisy Daisy (IRE)(Luso (GB))
Breeder - Brian Walsh

(Morning price: 25/1 16/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 18/1 16/1 18/1 16/1 18/1 16/1) SP 16/1

loading past form
held up in last, ridden in moderate 4th 4 out, went remote 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace
4th
11L
silks
Cable (GB) 6, b g 11-5 (John J McGrath)
(5:10.3) cp1 Rated 116(-2 after this run)
Champs Elysees (GB) - Talkative (GB)(Oasis Dream (GB))
Breeder - Millsec Limited

(Morning price: 28/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 22/1 18/1 16/1 12/1 14/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 20/1 25/1 28/1 25/1) SP 25/1

loading past form
tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden in moderate 3rd 3 out, soon no impression, dropped to remote 4th 2 out
p.u.
silks
Dysios (IRE) 10, b g 11-10 (Equipment Auctions Limited)
ts+cp3sr Rated 126
Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Hataana (USA)(Robellino (USA))
Breeder - Fin A Co SRL

(Morning price: 13/2 7/1 15/2 9/1 15/2 8/1 17/2)
(Ring price: 8/1 15/2 8/1 17/2 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
tracked leaders, slight mistakes 2nd and 3rd, dropped to 4th next, pulled up quickly before 5th
Off 6.10
Time 4m. 57.60 secs, which is the same as the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €2.20
Tote Trifecta- €9.50
CSF- €2.58.

Non runner Flaxen Flare (veterinary advice)
2017 Call It Magic 7 11-10 R Walsh 4/1 (Ross O'Sullivan)
2016 Bashful Beauty 9 11-10 J W Kennedy 10/3 (Norman Lee)
2015 Ballychorus 6 10-12 A P Heskin 6/5 (Ms Margaret Mullins)
2014 Seefood 7 11-5 B J Geraghty 1/1Fav (D T Hughes)
2013 Minella For Value 7 11-5 D N Russell 13/8Fav (John J Nallen)

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