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Going - Good (Good to Firm in places). 

Jackpot Pool - £20,184.00 Winning Units - .5 Dividend - £14,330.60. Placepot Pool - £76,918.76 Winning Units - 4835.64 Dividend - £11.60. Quadpot Pool - £7,365.71 Winning Units - 726.96 Dividend - £7.40. Place Six Dividend - £14.05. Place Five Dividend - £9.29.

1st
silks
Tower Power (GB) 3, b g 9-7 (Mr Abdulla Al Mansoori)
(Drawn 8) Rated 75
Nayef (USA) - Voile (IRE)(Barathea (IRE))
Breeder - Sir Eric Parker

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

Tote Win £2.60 Place £1.10
loading past form
made all and raced wide early, ridden over 1f out, held on well
2nd
1.25L
silks
Artistic Muse (IRE) 3, b f 8-13 (Miss Emily Asprey & Christopher Wright)
(Drawn 7) Rated 67
Excellent Art (GB) - Course De Diamante (IRE)(Galileo (IRE))

(Morning price: 13/2 11/2 4/1 9/2 4/1 5/1)
(Ring price: 9/2 5/1 11/2 6/1) SP 6/1

Place £3.00
loading past form
held up behind, pushed along over 3f out, good headway on outer over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, soon hung left, not quicken
3rd
2L
silks
Kantara Castle (IRE) 3, b g 9-1 (Derbyshire Racing Iii)
(Drawn 4)ts3 Rated 69
Baltic King (GB) - Arbitration (IRE)(Bigstone (IRE))

(Morning price: 20/1 25/1 16/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 14/1 12/1 11/1 10/1 11/1 12/1 11/1) SP 11/1

Place £2.50
loading past form
close up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace
4th
0.75L
silks
Frosty The Snowman (IRE) 3, gr g 8-8 (Bruce Jamieson, Barbara Dean, Ruth Car)
(Drawn 3) Rated 62
Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Sleeveless (USA)(Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))

(Morning price: 7/2 3/1)
(Ring price: 3/1 10/3 3/1) SP 3/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, kept on final furlong
5th
4.5L
silks
Far Ranging (USA) 3, b f 8-7 (Axom Xlvii)
(Drawn 6) Rated 61
US Ranger (USA) - Hutchinson (USA)(Gregorian (USA))

(Morning price: 9/2 6/1 8/1 9/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 18/1 16/1 20/1) SP 20/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out
6th
0.5L
silks
Attenzione (IRE) 3, b g 9-2 (Global First Racing & Bloodstock)
(Drawn 2)ts5cp1 Rated 75
Shamardal (USA) - Fig Tree Drive (USA)(Miswaki (USA))
Breeder - Stratford Place & Watership Down

(Morning price: 10/1 14/1 16/1 22/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 22/1 20/1) SP 20/1

loading past form
with leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
7th
2.5L
silks
Strait Run (IRE) 3, ch g 9-6 (Noodles Racing)
(Drawn 5) Rated 74
Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Gentlemen's Guest (USA)(Gentlemen (ARG))
Breeder - Pat Grogan

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

loading past form
towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous
8th
nose
silks
King's Prospect (GB) 3, b g 8-11 (Mr H Conlon)
(Drawn 1) Rated 65
Authorized (IRE) - Sovereign's Honour (USA)(Kingmambo (USA))

(Morning price: 8/1 9/1 10/1 11/1 18/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 22/1) SP 22/1

loading past form
held up mid-division, headway 4f out on inner, weakened final furlong
Off 8.30
Time 2m. 9.88 secs, which is 1.19 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £11.00
Tote Trifecta- £119.20
CSF- £12.36
Tricast- £87.90.


2013 Ikhtisas 3 9-5 S De Sousa 6/1 (Saeed Bin Suroor) (Drawn 5)
2012 Keepax 3 9-7 G Baker 9/1 (Chris Wall) (Drawn 8)
2011 Dubawi Dancer 3 8-6 P Hanagan 4/5Fav (William Haggas) (Drawn 5)
2010 Epic 3 9-2 J Fanning 6/1 (Mark Johnston) (Drawn 5)
2009 Amazing Blue Sky 3 9-2 S De Sousa 5/2 (Mrs R Carr) (Drawn 1)

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