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Placepot Pool - £59,674.34 Winning Units - 255.09 Dividend - £170.70. Quadpot Pool - £5,565.46 Winning Units - 434.43 Dividend - £9.40. Place Six Dividend - £98.36. Place Five Dividend - £35.95.

1st
silks
Thundering Blue (USA) 4, gr/ro g 9-10 (Mr Clive Washbourn)
(Drawn 4) Rated 76
Exchange Rate (USA) - Relampago Azul (USA)(Forestry (USA))
Breeder - Dr Tom Castoldi

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

Tote Win £3.00 Place £1.50
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disputed close 2nd, outright 2nd 7f out, hung right on bend 4f out, lost 2nd inside final 3f, held together, rallied on outside to lead over 1f out, quickened clear inside final furlong
2nd
4.5L
silks
First Up (IRE) 3, b g 9-7 (S Burns, M Smyth & D Studholme)
(Drawn 2) Rated 82
Rip Van Winkle (IRE) - Doregan (IRE)(Bahhare (USA))
Breeder - Eledy Srl

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

Place £1.20
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tracked leader 4f, 2nd again inside final 3f, ridden to lead inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner
3rd
3.25L
silks
War At Sea (IRE) 3, gr g 9-3 (Qatar Racing Limited)
(Drawn 1)hd2 Rated 78
Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Swirling (IRE)(Galileo (IRE))
Breeder - Mrs Ann Naughton

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

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steadied start, held up in 4th place, one pace and no impression final 2f, went modest 3rd final furlong
4th
1L
silks
White Tower (IRE) 3, b g 9-5 (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum)
(Drawn 5) Rated 80
Cape Cross (IRE) - Star Blossom (USA)(Good Reward (USA))
Breeder - Darley

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

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led and set steady pace, ridden and headed inside final 2f, hung left and weakened final furlong
5th
17L
silks
Akamanto (IRE) 3, b g 8-8 (Mr Michael Pescod)
(Drawn 3) Rated 72
Cape Cross (IRE) - Allofus (IRE)(Celtic Swing (GB))
Breeder - Nanallac Stud

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

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always last, pushed along halfway, ridden and beaten 3f out
Off 8.11
Time 2m. 11.30 secs, which is 0.99 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £7.40
Tote Trifecta- £12.20
CSF- £6.28.


2016 The Gay Cavalier 5 9-4 Jack Mitchell 6/1 (J Ryan) (Drawn 8)
2015 Silver Dixie 5 9-11 Charles Bishop 14/1 (P R Hedger) (Drawn 5)
2014 Compton Bird 5 9-6 D Sweeney 10/1 (Paul Fitzsimons) (Drawn 5)
2013 Xinbama 4 9-2 Shelley Birkett (7) 4/1 (J W Hills) (Drawn 2)

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