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Jackpot Not Won.Pool €3,783.78 carried forward to Sligo on Wed, 9th Aug. Placepot Pool - €25,463.60 Winning Units - 153.41 Dividend - €125.30. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €9,518.83 carried forward to Sligo on Wed, 9th Aug.

1st
silks
Universal Focus (GER) 4, b g 8-12 (John Bowden)
(2:39.67 6.87 secs faster on today's going ) (Drawn 2)bl+ Rated 48(+8 after this run)
Intense Focus (USA) - Unquenchable (USA)(Kingmambo (USA))
Breeder - Gestut Ammerland

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

Tote Win €13.40 Place €3.80
loading past form
prominent early before settling behind leaders, 4th over 3f out, ridden to lead over 2f out and soon joined, regained narrow lead inside final furlong and kept on best close home
2nd
nk
silks
Lizard Point (IRE) 4, b g 8-12 (Green & Blue Syndicate)
(2:39.73) (Drawn 11)vs5 Rated 48(+6 after this run)
Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Virginia Waters (USA)(Kingmambo (USA))
Breeder - Barnett Enterprises

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

loading past form
chased leaders and 5th over 3f out, ridden and improved to dispute lead from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on well without matching winner
3rd
6.5L
silks
Glib Speech (IRE) 6, b g 8-12 (Mrs J B Sweeney)
(2:40.84) (Drawn 13)bl1 Rated 53
Iffraaj (GB) - Samara (IRE)(Polish Patriot (USA))
Breeder - Mount Coote Stud & Alan Lillingston

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

loading past form
towards rear and 13th over 3f out, soon pushed along and good progress into mid-division, went 3rd 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong
4th
shd
silks
Emily Square (IRE) 4, b f 9-4 (B M Owens)
(2:40.86) (Drawn 3) Rated 54
Bushranger (IRE) - Novelina (IRE)(Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
Breeder - Kevin & Meta Cullen

(Morning price: 9/2 4/1 9/2 4/1 7/2 4/1)
(Ring price: 4/1 7/2 4/1) SP 4/1fav

loading past form
mid-division and 9th over 3f out, soon pushed along and slightly short of room, ridden and no impression in 5th over 1f out, kept on into 4th inside final furlong
5th
3L
silks
Carta Blanca (IRE) 4, gr m 9-3 (Deerpark Stud Partnership)
(2:41.36) (Drawn 6) Rated 53(-1 after this run)
Authorized (IRE) - Alicante (GB)(Pivotal (GB))
Breeder - Deerpark Stud

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

loading past form
prominent early before soon settling in 2nd, improved to lead 7f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon dropped to 3rd, no extra in 4th from 1f out
6th
0.75L
silks
Ben Rumson (IRE) 5, b g 9-5 (Miss Sarah Foran)
(2:41.48) (Drawn 4) Rated 60
Ask (GB) - La Protagonista (IRE)(Night Shift (USA))
Breeder - Minch Bloodstock

(Morning price: 6/1 13/2 7/1 13/2 7/1 8/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 8/1 9/1) SP 9/1

loading past form
slightly slow away and pushed along from stalls, settled towards rear, in rear over 3f out and ridden from 2f out, some progress into 6th 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong
7th
2L
silks
Demi Plie (IRE) 4, b f 9-8 (Mrs Noeleen Roche)
(2:41.87) (Drawn 9)bl1 Rated 58(-3 after this run)
Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Ballet Move (GB)(Oasis Dream (GB))
Breeder - Philip & Jane Myerscough & B & C Equine

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 14/1 11/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 6/1 5/1 11/2 8/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 8/1 9/1 10/1) SP 10/1

loading past form
mid-division, 6th over 3f out and soon ridden, no impression in 6th from 1f out and kept on same pace inside final furlong
8th
1L
silks
Fly Round The Bend (IRE) 6, ch f 8-2 (Christopher Buckley)
(2:42.05) (Drawn 8) Rated 44(-2 after this run)
Refuse To Bend (IRE) - Hunzy (IRE)(Desert King (IRE))
Breeder - Mr Christy Buckley

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 16/1 20/1 8/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 12/1 10/1 9/1 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
towards rear, pushed along in 14th over 3f out, soon ridden and some moderate headway, no impression from over 1f out
9th
1.25L
silks
Crown Pleasure (IRE) 6, b f 8-9 (Colm Kedney)
(2:42.26) (Drawn 10)cp+ Rated 43(-1 after this run)
Royal Applause (GB) - Tarbiyah (GB)(Singspiel (IRE))
Breeder - Tally-Ho Stud

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

loading past form
mid-division, pushed along from 3f out and ridden from 2f out, no impression from over 1f out
10th
1.25L
silks
Ringo Kid (GB) 4, b g 8-9 (Mrs D P Magnier)
(2:42.48) (Drawn 16)cp4 Rated 45
Bushranger (IRE) - Clincher (GB)(Royal Applause (GB))
Breeder - Mr D Redvers & Mr G Middlebrook

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

loading past form
prominent early before soon improving to lead, headed and dropped to 2nd 7f out, ridden from 3f out and soon lost place, no extra and weakened from over 1f out
11th
6L
silks
Carvelas (IRE) 8, b g 9-4 (The Last Chance Saloon Partnership)
(2:43.54) (Drawn 5) Rated 59
Cape Cross (IRE) - Caraiyma (IRE)(Shahrastani (USA))
Breeder - George Grothier

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

loading past form
mid-division and 7th over 3f out, soon ridden and no impression from over 1f out
12th
3.5L
silks
Whistling Straits (FR) 4, gr f 9-11 (Ballylinch Stud)
(2:44.18) (Drawn 17) Rated 61
Dalakhani (IRE) - War Game (FR)(Caerleon (USA))
Breeder - Dayton Investments Ltd

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

loading past form
slow into stride and settled towards rear, pushed along in 12th over 3f out and soon ridden, no impression from over 1f out
13th
2.25L
silks
Free State (GB) 5, ch g 9-1 (S Moloney)
(2:44.59) (Drawn 14)ts+bl7 Rated 54(-3 after this run)
New Approach (IRE) - Firenze (GB)(Efisio)
Breeder - Jan & Peter Hopper

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

loading past form
chased leaders on outer, pushed along to challenge in 2nd over 3f out, soon lost place and weakened
14th
0.75L
silks
Mister Buddy (IRE) 4, gr g 8-13 (Kieran Purcell)
(2:44.70) (Drawn 15)bl1 Rated 52(-3 after this run)
Fairly Ransom (USA) - Hasainm (IRE)(Grand Lodge (USA))
Breeder - Nicholas Teehan

(Morning price: 40/1 33/1 40/1 28/1 40/1 28/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 22/1 25/1 28/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
mid-division, pushed along in 11th over 3f out and soon ridden, soon dropped towards rear and no danger from 2f out
15th
13L
silks
Forcefull (IRE) 4, b f 8-11 (Adrian Paul Keatley)
(2:46.93) (Drawn 1) Rated 54(-2 after this run)
Thousand Words (GB) - Littlepromisedland (IRE)(Titus Livius (FR))
Breeder - Maurice Byrne

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

loading past form
mid-division, pushed along and lost place from 4f out, ridden from 3f out and soon dropped towards rear, eased from 2f out
Off 8.31
Time 2m. 39.67 secs, which is 6.87 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €110.00
Tote Trifecta- €2096.30
CSF- €81.63
Tricast- €1044.70.

Non runners Kalann (coughing), U S Navy Seal (USA) (change in going), Rubenesque (change in going), Invincible Don (respiratory tract infection ), Shake The Bucket (change in going), Buddha's Secret (GB) (reserve)
2016 Fly Round The Bend 5 8-8 R P Cleary 10/1 (John J Walsh) (Drawn 18)
2015 Annadiamond 4 9-1 C T Keane 10/1 (Garrett James Power) (Drawn 6)
2014 Aussie Guest 5 9-4 J P O'Brien 4/1 (Eugene M O'Sullivan) (Drawn 14)
2013 Sheilas Wish 5 9-9 C T Keane (5) 10/1 (John C McConnell) (Drawn 13)
2012 All About Alfie 4 8-11 D P McDonogh 4/1 (Thomas Foley) (Drawn 11)

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