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Placepot Pool - £88,939.01 Winning Units - 208.43 Dividend - £311.40. Quadpot Pool - £14,359.03 Winning Units - 245.38 Dividend - £43.30. Place Six Dividend - £201.45. Place Five Dividend - £24.67.

1st
silks
Spinning Melody (USA) 3, b f 9-0 (Saif Ali & Saeed H Altayer)
(Drawn 1)
Hard Spun (USA) - Say No Now (IRE)(Refuse To Bend (IRE))
Breeder - Rabbah Bloodstock LLC

(Morning price: 14/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 16/1 18/1 11/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 12/1 11/1) SP 12/1

Tote Win £10.50 Place £3.80
loading past form
made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed final furlong, held on gamely
2nd
nk
silks
Footman (GER) 3, b g 9-0 (Highclerethoroughbredracing-oscar Wild)
(Drawn 2)cp1 Rated 81
Cacique (IRE) - Flames To Dust (GER)(Oasis Dream (GB))

(Morning price: 7/2 3/1 11/4 5/2 9/4 15/8 2/1 9/4)
(Ring price: 11/4 5/2 9/4 2/1 15/8 7/4) SP 7/4fav

Place £1.30
loading past form
slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, swished tail entering final furlong, upsides winner until just held towards finish
3rd
5L
silks
Pretty Passe (GB) 3, b f 9-0 (Mr A E Oppenheimer)
(Drawn 5) Rated 75
Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Passe Passe (USA)(Lear Fan (USA))

(Morning price: 9/4 2/1 9/4)
(Ring price: 9/4 5/2 3/1 11/4 3/1 11/4 5/2) SP 5/2

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led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out
4th
0.75L
silks
Abaad (IRE) 3, ch g 9-5 (Mr Ahmad Alotaibi)
(Drawn 6) Rated 76
Bated Breath (GB) - Condition (GB)(Deploy)

(Morning price: 16/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 14/1 16/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 28/1 25/1 20/1 25/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
held up in rear, headway from over 1f out, 4th final furlong, stayed on same pace
5th
9L
silks
Valley Of Light (GB) 3, b f 9-0 (Godolphin)
(Drawn 7)
Dubawi (IRE) - Elusive Sparkle (USA)(Elusive Quality (USA))
Breeder - Waratah Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd

(Morning price: 5/2 11/4 3/1 5/2 11/4)
(Ring price: 9/4 5/2 9/4 5/2) SP 9/4

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a little slowly into stride, soon pressing leader, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
6th
12L
silks
Kerre (IRE) 3, b f 9-0 (Mr Kevin Hickman)
(Drawn 4)
Pour Moi (IRE) - Double Green (IRE)(Green Tune (USA))

(Morning price: 33/1 40/1 50/1)
SP 50/1

loading past form
went right start, in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened
7th
3.75L
silks
Choose (GB) 3, b f 9-0 (Mr K Abdullah)
(Drawn 3)
Dansili (GB) - Insinuate (USA)(Mr Prospector (USA))

(Morning price: 7/1 13/2 7/1 15/2 17/2 10/1)
SP 8/1

loading past form
bumped start, held up, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened
Off 7.47
Time 2m. 5.31 secs, which is 1.56 secs faster than the course average on today's going
CSF £35.53.
Tote Exacta £27.60.
Tote Trifecta £93.90.


2016 Strong Force 3 9-5 Oisin Murphy 9/4JFav (Saeed Bin Suroor) (Drawn 7)
2015 Ladurelli 3 9-5 Jim Crowley 12/1 (Paul Cole) (Drawn 4)

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