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Placepot Pool - £54,927.43 Winning Units - 4122.62 Dividend - £9.70. Quadpot Pool - £4,139.35 Winning Units - 292.27 Dividend - £10.40. Place Six Dividend - £10.21. Place Five Dividend - £7.45.

1st
silks
Ventura Royal (IRE) 4, ch f 9-7 (Middleham Park Racing Cxvii)
(Drawn 10)hd6 Rated 67
Teofilo (IRE) - Ermine And Velvet (GB)(Nayef (USA))
Breeder - Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

(Morning price: 11/1 10/1 8/1 7/1 6/1 4/1 9/2 4/1 7/2 4/1 7/2)
(Ring price: 7/2 10/3 3/1 10/3) SP 10/3fav

Tote Win £4.40 Place £1.90
loading past form
steadied start, raced wide early and soon chasing leader, led halfway, came widest and bagged near side rail in straight, clear when ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly
2nd
5L
silks
Osmosis (GB) 3, gr f 8-11 (Mr Peter Ward)
(Drawn 12) Rated 61
Tamayuz (GB) - Spectacle (GB)(Dalakhani (IRE))
Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Ltd

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

Place £1.70
loading past form
led until halfway, chased winner, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced inside final 2f, kept on for 2nd final furlong, no chance with easy winner
3rd
1L
silks
Straight Ash (IRE) 4, gr g 9-0 (Np Racing Syndicate)
(Drawn 14) Rated 63
Zebedee (GB) - Blackangelheart (IRE)(Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Breeder - Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 20/1 22/1 16/1 14/1 10/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 9/1 17/2 9/1 17/2 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd final furlong, no chance with easy winner
4th
1.5L
silks
John Clare (IRE) 3, b g 9-6 (Michael H Sly & Mrs Pam Sly)
(Drawn 13) Rated 70
Poet's Voice (GB) - Specialty (IRE)(Oasis Dream (GB))
Breeder - P. M. & M. H. Sly

(Morning price: 22/1 25/1 20/1 25/1 14/1 12/1 11/1 10/1 8/1 7/1 6/1 13/2 6/1 8/1 15/2 8/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 9/1 10/1 9/1 10/1 11/1 12/1) SP 12/1

loading past form
chased leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
5th
0.5L
silks
Placebo Effect (IRE) 4, b g 9-7 (Timothy O'gram, Keith West & Ollie Pea)
(Drawn 8)cp3 Rated 67
Lilbourne Lad (IRE) - Hawaiian Dream (IRE)(Catcher In The Rye (IRE))
Breeder - Hawaiian Dream Partnership

(Morning price: 10/1 8/1 6/1 5/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 5/1 9/2 5/1)
(Ring price: 5/1 11/2 6/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 5/1) SP 5/1

loading past form
chased leaders, challenged 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
6th
1.75L
silks
Showboating (IRE) 11, b g 9-2 (Mr M & Mrs L Cooke & Mr A McCabe)
(Drawn 1)cp+ Rated 62
Shamardal (USA) - Sadinga (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Crone Stud Farms Ltd

(Morning price: 14/1 16/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 15/2 7/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 7/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 8/1 9/1 10/1 11/1) SP 11/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, never on terms
7th
hd
silks
Hackle Setter (USA) 3, b g 9-6 (Mr E McCay)
(Drawn 6) Rated 70
Noble Mission (GB) - Zaharias (USA)(Grand Slam (USA))
Breeder - Nesco II Limited

(Morning price: 10/1 9/1 10/1 9/1 8/1 7/1 6/1 5/1 11/2 5/1 6/1 9/2 5/1 9/2 5/1)
(Ring price: 5/1 11/2 5/1 9/2 4/1) SP 4/1

loading past form
in touch in 5th, ridden in centre over 2f out, soon beaten
8th
23L
silks
Salam Zayed (GB) 3, b g 9-8 (Dr Marwan Koukash)
(Drawn 2) Rated 72
Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Long Face (USA)(Whywhywhy (USA))
Breeder - Newsells Park Stud

(Morning price: 11/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 9/1 8/1 15/2 8/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 7/1) SP 7/1

loading past form
always towards rear, never on terms, tailed off
Off 4.10
Time 1m. 51.37 secs, which is 2.68 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £18.80
Tote Trifecta- £100.60
CSF- £20.53
Tricast- £123.21.

Non runners Baashiq , Ideal Candy , Whatwouldyouknow , Kilbaha Lady , Northern Lyte (GB), Cuttin' Edge
2018 Detachment 5 9-12 D Allan 4/5Fav (J L Eyre) (Drawn 7)
2017 Pioneering 3 9-0 D Tudhope 15/2 (David O'Meara) (Drawn 4)
2016 Ravenhoe 3 9-0 J Fanning 11/2 (Mark Johnston) (Drawn 2)
2015 Dual Mac 8 9-7 D Swift 3/1Fav (N Bycroft) (Drawn 1)
2014 Blue Maisey 6 8-7 Kevin Stott (5) 14/1 (E Tuer) (Drawn 11)

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