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Going - Good To Firm, Good in Places. Overcast

Jackpot Pool - €22,517.92 Winning Units - 11 Dividend - €1,432.90. Placepot Pool - €29,224.83 Winning Units - 2125.16 Dividend - €9.60. Pick Six Pool - €185,054.07 Winning Units - 18.5 Dividend - €7,002.00. Tote Aggregate - €337102.00.

1st
silks
Sea The Lion (IRE) 7, b g 9-0 (Mrs Kathleen Whelan)
(2:35.91 1.02 secs faster on today's going ) (Drawn 14) Rated 86(+8 after this run)
Sea The Stars (IRE) - Ramona (GB)(Desert King (IRE))
Breeder - John Connaughton

SP 10/1

Tote Win €12.00 Place €3.20
loading past form
settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 3f out, stayed on to challenge over 2f out, led narrowly under 2f out, joined and disputed over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, just prevailed at line
2nd
nose
silks
Gustavus Vassa (GB) 4, b g 8-10 (Highclere T'bred Racing Synd - Gustavus)
(2:35.91) (Drawn 13)hd1 Rated 82(+6 after this run)
Equiano (FR) - Poldhu (GB)(Cape Cross (IRE))
Breeder - Barton Bloodstock

(Morning price: 5/1 9/2 5/1 7/2 10/3 7/2 10/3 11/4 9/4 5/2 9/4 15/8)
(Ring price: 2/1 7/4 13/8 7/4) SP 7/4fav

Place €1.20
loading past form
dwelt slightly and towards rear, progress on outer entering straight, closer in 6th 3f out, challenged 2f out, soon ridden, disputed over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, just denied at line
3rd
3.75L
silks
Tandem (GB) 9, b g 9-9 (Bellamy Syndicate)
(2:36.49) (Drawn 7) Rated 100(+1 after this run)
Dansili (GB) - Light Ballet (GB)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Ltd

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

Place €4.60
loading past form
held up early, soon mid-division, not clear run 2 1/2f out, ridden to progress under 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, no impression on leaders final furlong, kept on same pace
4th
0.5L
silks
Spruce Meadows (IRE) 5, b g 8-10 (Mrs Ann Cassidy)
(2:36.58) (Drawn 11)cp+sr Rated 89
Intikhab (USA) - Taziria (SWI)(Zilzal Zamaan (USA))
Breeder - Hans Ventura

(Morning price: 16/1 20/1 25/1 33/1 28/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 22/1) SP 22/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, progress on inner over 2f out, ridden into 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
5th
4L
silks
Clongowes (IRE) 4, b c 9-11 (Godolphin)
(2:37.15) (Drawn 3) Rated 97
New Approach (IRE) - Punctilious (GB)(Danehill (USA))
Breeder - Darley

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

loading past form
chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to challenge 3 1/2f out, ridden and disputed 3f out, headed under 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong
6th
1.5L
silks
St Lawrence Gap (IRE) 6, ch g 8-13 (South East Racing Club)
(2:37.38) (Drawn 9) Rated 88(-1 after this run)
Tagula (IRE) - Kannon (GB)(Kyllachy (GB))
Breeder - Paul Starr

(Morning price: 20/1 22/1 25/1 28/1 33/1)
SP 25/1

loading past form
mid-division, not clear run and switched out under 3f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on final furlong
7th
shd
silks
Alcatraz (IRE) 6, b g 8-11 (Frank J Lynch)
(2:37.39) (Drawn 8) Rated 83
Camacho (GB) - Spring Opera (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Brian Gallivan

(Morning price: 7/1 15/2 8/1 10/1 9/1 8/1 10/1 11/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 12/1) SP 14/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, progress into 8th 2f out, ridden in 7th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
8th
1.5L
silks
Moonmeister (IRE) 7, b g 8-3 (Abigail Rugg)
(2:37.67) (Drawn 2)ts+sr Rated 82(-2 after this run)
Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Moon Unit (IRE)(Intikhab (USA))
Breeder - Killarkin Stud

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

loading past form
soon settled mid-division, progress on inner to chase leaders 3f out, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace
9th
0.75L
silks
Le Vagabond (FR) 6, b g 9-6 (Weir House Syndicate)
(2:37.80) (Drawn 12) Rated 92
Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Miryale (FR)(Anabaa (USA))
Breeder - M Erwan Robin & M Mickael Robin

(Morning price: 9/1 7/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 10/1) SP 10/1

loading past form
held up early, soon mid-division, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace
10th
2.25L
silks
Song Of Namibia (IRE) 7, br g 9-4 (David Spratt)
(2:38.21) (Drawn 1)cp4 Rated 90(-2 after this run)
Cape Cross (IRE) - Spring Symphony (IRE)(Darshaan)
Breeder - Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd

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

loading past form
chased leader, 2nd halfway, improved to challenge 3 1/2f out, disputed 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra over 1f out
11th
2.5L
silks
Ming Dynasty (FR) 6, b g 9-5 (Martin Hannan)
(2:38.65) (Drawn 6)ts1 Rated 91(-1 after this run)
King's Best (USA) - Memoire (FR)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Dayton Investments Limited

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 20/1 16/1 18/1 16/1 20/1)
SP 25/1

loading past form
always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out
12th
hd
silks
Apparition (IRE) 4, br g 9-0 (Rugby & Racing Syndicate)
(2:38.67) (Drawn 5)sr Rated 86
Dream Ahead (USA) - Bluebell Park (USA)(Gulch (USA))
Breeder - Gerrardstown House Stud

(Morning price: 7/1)
SP 7/1

loading past form
disputed briefly, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out
13th
6.5L
silks
Here For The Craic (IRE) 11, br g 8-4 (Connery Family Syndicate)
(2:39.80) (Drawn 4)cp+sr Rated 72(-1 after this run)
Millenary (GB) - Tongabezi (IRE)(Shernazar)
Breeder - Hubert Carter

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

loading past form
chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra over 2f out, weakened
14th
0.5L
silks
Geoffrey's Girl (FR) 5, b f 8-3 (T J Doran)
(2:39.89) (Drawn 10)ts2 Rated 80(-3 after this run)
Croco Rouge (IRE) - Camas (FR)(Hamas (IRE))
Breeder - M Jerome Delaunay & Mme Giancarla Cole

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

loading past form
soon led, soon 4-length advantage, reduced advantage 5f out, ridden and headed 3f out, soon no extra and weakened
Off 4.22
Time 2m. 35.91 secs, which is 1.02 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €42.30
Tote Trifecta- €383.90
CSF- €28.05
Tricast- €235.69.

Non runner Lord Erskine (stone bruise)
2017 Moonmeister 6 8-11 O J Orr (5) 8/1 (A J Martin) (Drawn 3)
2016 Alveena 4 9-4 P J Smullen 5/2Fav (D K Weld) (Drawn 12)
2015 Ballybacka Queen 4 9-4 D O'Brien (7) 10/1 (P A Fahy) (Drawn 1)
2014 Chance To Dance 4 9-3 K J Manning 11/2Fav (J S Bolger) (Drawn 5)

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