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Going - Good, Good to Yielding In Places (Straight), Good (Round). Overcast and showery

Jackpot Not Won.Pool €4,467.51 carried forward to Curragh on Sun, 21st Aug. Placepot Pool - €1,979.00 Winning Units - 45 Dividend - €30.70. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €3,050.30 carried forward to Curragh on Sun, 21st Aug. Tote Aggregate - €115936.00.

1st
silks
Melanna (IRE) 5, b m 10-8 (Mrs N K Griffin)
(2:46.55 11.23 secs slower on today's going ) (Drawn 8) Rated 69(+3 after this run)
Camacho (GB) - Colour's Red (IRE)(Red Ransom (USA))
Breeder - Liam Delahunty

(Ring price: 8/1 9/1) SP 9/1

Tote Win €11.20 Place €3.60
loading past form
led, headed 5f out, regained lead 2 1/2f out, soon pushed along, stayed on well under pressure final furlong
2nd
3L
silks
Placere (IRE) 8, ch f 9-9 (Mrs F D McAuley)
(2:47.09) (Drawn 3)cp+ Rated 56
Noverre (USA) - Puppet Play (IRE)(Broken Hearted)
Breeder - Dr F D McAuley

(Ring price: 11/8 6/4 11/8) SP 11/8fav

loading past form
in rear, pushed along in moderate 7th 6f out, progress into moderate 3rd and ridden 3f out, headway into 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure in 2nd inside final furlong
3rd
19L
silks
Alnahar (IRE) 6, br g 10-9 (Miss Natalia Lupini)
(2:50.47) (Drawn 2) Rated 70
Bahri (USA) - My Causeway Dream (IRE)(Giant's Causeway (USA))
Breeder - Leslie Laverty

SP 8/1

loading past form
chased leader in 2nd, led 5f out, clear briefly 3f out, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, dropped to moderate 3rd over 1f out, no impression
4th
4.25L
silks
Tap Focus (IRE) 4, ch f 9-10 (Mrs J S Bolger)
(2:51.20) (Drawn 7)ts7 Rated 57(-0 after this run)
Intense Focus (USA) - Gilded Butterfly (USA)(Tapit (USA))
Breeder - J S Bolger & John Corcoran

SP 5/1

loading past form
chased leaders early, dropped to rear after 3f, ridden in moderate 7th 3f out, moderate 6th 2f out, kept on one paced
5th
4.75L
silks
Jan Van Eyck (USA) 6, ch g 10-9 (Lance Bloodstock Limited)
(2:52.04) (Drawn 4)ts9bl+ Rated 70
Raven's Pass (USA) - Layounne (USA)(Mt Livermore (USA))
Breeder - Brushwood Stable

SP 12/1

loading past form
chased leaders in 4th, ridden in moderate 5th 3f out, soon no impression
6th
3L
silks
Free State (GB) 4, ch g 10-0 (S Moloney)
(2:52.68) (Drawn 9) Rated 61
New Approach (IRE) - Firenze (GB)(Efisio)
Breeder - Jan & Peter Hopper

(Ring price: 25/1 28/1 25/1) SP 25/1

loading past form
slowly into stride, soon chased leaders in 5th, closer in 3rd halfway, ridden in moderate 4th 3f out, weakened
7th
5L
silks
Zeftan (IRE) 7, ch g 11-1 (Adrian Paul Keatley)
(2:53.60) (Drawn 6)ts4 Rated 76
Bachelor Duke (USA) - Zarafsha (IRE)(Alzao (USA))
Breeder - His Highness The Aga Khan's Studs S C

(Ring price: 4/1 7/2) SP 7/2

loading past form
always behind, pushed along halfway, no impression from 3f out, never a factor
8th
1.75L
silks
Shukhov (IRE) 7, b g 9-12 (Lance Bloodstock Limited)
(2:53.92) (Drawn 1) Rated 59
Ivan Denisovich (IRE) - Just One Smile (IRE)(Desert Prince (IRE))
Breeder - P Kelly

(Ring price: 25/1 20/1) SP 20/1

loading past form
slowly into stride, held up in 6th, ridden in moderate 6th 3f out, no impression, never a factor
Off 5.05
Time 2m. 46.55 secs, which is 11.23 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €30.70
Tote Trifecta- €118.30
CSF- €22.70
Tricast- €109.55.

Non runner Captain Carleton (going)
2015 Three Colours Red 3 9-7 Miss M Blumenauer 6/4Fav (James M Barrett) (Drawn 4)
2014 Wither Hills 8 11-4 Alice Mills 9/2 (B R Hamilton) (Drawn 2)
2013 Beau Michael 9 10-12 Miss J Marcialis 10/1 (Adrian McGuinness) (Drawn 1)
2012 Star Of Aragon 6 11-3 Miss J Marcialis 9/1 (J A Nash) (Drawn 2)
2011 Danehill Tapdancer 4 9-8 Miss J Pietrasiewicz 9/2 (J C Hayden) (Drawn 3)

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