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Jackpot Pool - €5,000.00 Winning Units - 2 Dividend - €1,750.00. Placepot Pool - €41,541.02 Winning Units - 131.12 Dividend - €221.70. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €2,190.21 carried forward to Fairyhouse on Sat, 4th Feb. Tote Aggregate - €227773.41.

1st
silks
Specific Gravity (FR) 9, b g 8-12 (Sean F Gallagher)
(2:17.13 1.79 secs slower on today's going ) (Drawn 5)bl+ Rated 81
Dansili (GB) - Colza (USA)(Alleged (USA))
Breeder - Famille Niarchos

(Morning price: 5/1 9/2 10/3 4/1 7/2)
(Ring price: 7/2 4/1) SP 4/1

Tote Win €4.40 Place €1.50
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tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, led close home
2nd
0.5L
silks
Song Of Love (IRE) 5, b g 8-9 (Annus Mirabilis Syndicate)
(2:17.19) (Drawn 8)ts+cp+ Rated 78
Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Delicate Charm (IRE)(High Chaparral (IRE))
Breeder - Whisperview Trading Ltd

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

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rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, not clear run 2f out, ridden and progress between horses to challenge 1f out, under pressure and every chance inside final furlong, headed close home
3rd
0.5L
silks
Udogo (GB) 6, b g 8-7 (Annus Mirabilis Syndicate)
(2:17.29) (Drawn 6) Rated 81
Lucky Story (USA) - Welanga (GB)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - Genesis Green Stud Ltd & John Troy

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

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tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and progress to lead 1f out, headed 100 yards out and no impression close home
4th
nk
silks
Brokopondo (IRE) 5, b g 8-0 (D M Kiernan)
(2:17.32) (Drawn 9) Rated 76
Bushranger (IRE) - Saramacca (IRE)(Kahyasi)
Breeder - Tim and Helen Keoghan

(Morning price: 6/1 13/2 11/1 10/1)
SP 10/1

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mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden on outer over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 4th closing stages
5th
0.5L
silks
Shalaman (IRE) 8, b g 9-4 (B J Hooper)
(2:17.41) (Drawn 1)ts+ Rated 92
Oratorio (IRE) - Shalama (IRE)(Kahyasi)
Breeder - His Highness The Aga Khan's Studs S C

(Morning price: 9/1 12/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 11/1)
(Ring price: 11/1 10/1) SP 10/1

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held up in rear, progress on inner under 2f out, ridden in 5th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace
6th
nk
silks
Johann Bach (IRE) 8, b g 9-7 (Mrs P Harney)
(2:17.44) (Drawn 4) Rated 93
Oratorio (IRE) - Belleinga (IRE)(Orpen (USA))
Breeder - T F Lacy

(Morning price: 12/1 9/1 7/1 8/1 10/1 9/1 8/1 7/1 17/2 8/1 7/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 8/1 9/1) SP 9/1

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soon led, pushed along entering straight, ridden under 2f out and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
7th
0.5L
silks
Political Policy (IRE) 6, b g 9-9 (F W Lynch)
(2:17.52) (Drawn 2)ts+cp+ Rated 92(-2 after this run)
Bushranger (IRE) - Alexander Express (IRE)(Sri Pekan (USA))
Breeder - Mountarmstrong Stud

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

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mid-division, 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong
8th
0.75L
silks
Maknificent (IRE) 5, b f 8-6 (Zhang Yuesheng)
(2:17.64) (Drawn 7) Rated 75
Makfi (GB) - Sally Wood (CAN)(Woodman (USA))
Breeder - Rangefield Bloodstock Ltd

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

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always towards rear, 8th halfway, pushed along entering straight and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace
9th
4.75L
silks
Red Avenger (USA) 7, b/br g 9-9 (Grougha Stables Limited)
(2:18.55) (Drawn 3) Rated 92
War Front (USA) - Emotional Rescue (USA)(Smart Strike (CAN))
Breeder - Wedgewood Farm

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

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upset in stalls, broke well, tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along over 2f out and no impression in 8th 1f out, no extra, eased closing stages
Off 5.30
Time 2m. 17.13 secs, which is 1.79 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €16.30
Tote Trifecta- €43.40
CSF- €19.92
Tricast- €86.84.


2016 Marise 4 8-5 W M Lordan 11/4Fav (Michael Cunningham) (Drawn 6)
2015 Shalaman 6 9-6 C D Hayes 9/2 (Matthew J Smith) (Drawn 2)
2014 Ningaloo Reef 6 9-1 K J Manning 5/1 (Garvan Donnelly) (Drawn 7)

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