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Going - Good (Good to Soft in places). 

Jackpot Not Won.Pool £14,084.51Placepot Pool - £416,441.84 Winning Units - 275.85 Dividend - £1,102.00. Quadpot Pool - £30,239.02 Winning Units - 130.29 Dividend - £171.70. Place Six Dividend - £382.06. Place Five Dividend - £102.53.

1st
silks
Tanasoq (IRE) 5, b g 8-0 (Mr F Brady & Mr J S Morrison)
(Drawn 16) Rated 76
Acclamation (GB) - Alexander Youth (IRE)(Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Breeder - Mountarmstrong Stud

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

Tote Win £15.70 Place £3.30
loading past form
slowly into stride, soon mid-division on rail, headway chasing leaders 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on strongly (hand timed)
2nd
1.75L
silks
Pettochside (GB) 9, b g 8-12 (Mr P Cook)
(Drawn 12) Rated 95
Refuse To Bend (IRE) - Clear Impression (IRE)(Danehill (USA))
Breeder - New Hall Stud

(Morning price: 20/1 25/1 28/1 33/1)
SP 33/1

Place £8.60
loading past form
chased leaders, pushed along and struggling to the go pace when hampered over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner
3rd
0.5L
silks
Just That Lord (GB) 5, ch g 8-2 (Mrs M S Teversham)
(Drawn 1) Rated 85
Avonbridge (GB) - Lady Filly (GB)(Atraf (GB))
Breeder - Mrs Monica Teversham

(Morning price: 16/1 22/1 20/1 22/1 25/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 20/1 16/1) SP 16/1

Place £4.20
loading past form
good speed from wide draw to press leader, led 2f out until inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish
4th
1.75L
silks
Blue De Vega (GER) 5, b g 8-13 (Blue De Vega Partnership)
(Drawn 14)cp4 Rated 96
Lope De Vega (IRE) - Burning Heights (GER)(Montjeu (IRE))
Breeder - Gestut Ammerland

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

loading past form
held up towards rear racing on rail, headway when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, not clear run again and switched left inside final furlong, ran on, never able to threaten
5th
nk
silks
Dark Shot (GB) 5, b g 8-0 (Chappell Rose & Radford)
(Drawn 19) Rated 88
Acclamation (GB) - Dark Missile (GB)(Night Shift (USA))
Breeder - Littleton Stud

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

loading past form
chased leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong
6th
nk
silks
Duke Of Firenze (GB) 9, ch g 9-10 (Adlam,Damary-Thompson,Wilson,Griffiths)
(Drawn 10) Rated 107
Pivotal (GB) - Nannina (GB)(Medicean (GB))
Breeder - Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

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

loading past form
held up and behind, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ran on well towards finish, not reach leaders
7th
nose
silks
Lucky Beggar (IRE) 8, gr g 8-0 (Eros Bloodstock)
(Drawn 8)hd6 Rated 81
Verglas (IRE) - Lucky Clio (IRE)(Key Of Luck (USA))
Breeder - Mrs Cherry Faeste

(Morning price: 33/1 50/1 40/1 50/1 33/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 25/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
mid-division in centre of group, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer
8th
nk
silks
Harry Hurricane (GB) 6, b g 8-5 (Thurloe Thoroughbreds Xliii)
(Drawn 20) Rated 88
Kodiac (GB) - Eolith (GB)(Pastoral Pursuits (GB))
Breeder - Selwood Bloodstock, Hoskins & Lowry

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

loading past form
raced on rail, chased leaders, every chance 2f out, hung left over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards
9th
1L
silks
Desert Law (IRE) 10, b g 8-12 (Taylor's Bloodstock Ltd)
(Drawn 3) Rated 95
Oasis Dream (GB) - Speed Cop (GB)(Cadeaux Genereux)
Breeder - Littleton Stud

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 25/1 33/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
10th
0.75L
silks
Tarboosh (GB) 5, b g 8-9 (The Guys & Dolls & Sandfield Racing)
(Drawn 5) Rated 92
Bahamian Bounty (GB) - Mullein (GB)(Oasis Dream (GB))
Breeder - Landmark Racing Limited

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

loading past form
slowly into stride, towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders
11th
0.5L
silks
Shamshon (IRE) 7, b g 8-0 (T W Morley & Regents Racing)
(Drawn 6)ts+bl1 Rated 80
Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Greenisland (IRE)(Fasliyev (USA))
Breeder - Stonethorn Stud Farms Ltd

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

loading past form
mid-division in centre of group, ridden halfway,
12th
0.5L
silks
Edward Lewis (GB) 5, b g 9-1 (Akela Construction Ltd)
(Drawn 4) Rated 98
Kyllachy (GB) - Tahirah (GB)(Green Desert (USA))
Breeder - Pantile Stud

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

loading past form
always towards rear
13th
0.5L
silks
Caspian Prince (IRE) 9, ch g 9-9 (Mr Stephen Louch)
(Drawn 2)ts+ Rated 106
Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Crystal Gaze (IRE)(Rainbow Quest (USA))
Breeder - Ballygallon Stud Ltd

(Morning price: 7/1 8/1 17/2 8/1 15/2)
(Ring price: 8/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 7/1) SP 7/1

loading past form
good speed to cross over and lead on rail, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, eased
14th
shd
silks
Equimou (GB) 4, ch m 9-3 (Mr Edwin S Phillips)
(Drawn 11) Rated 100
Equiano (FR) - Culture Queen (GB)(King's Best (USA))
Breeder - Stratford Place Stud & Minster Stud

(Morning price: 14/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1) SP 25/1

loading past form
went left start, soon mid-division in centre, hung left from halfway, no impression when hampered inside final furlong
15th
hd
silks
Aleef (IRE) 5, b g 7-7 (JCG Chua & CK Ong)
(Drawn 18)ts8 Rated 79
Kodiac (GB) - Okba (USA)(Diesis)
Breeder - Sarah Fortune

(Morning price: 33/1 25/1 28/1 33/1 28/1 33/1 28/1 33/1)
SP 33/1

loading past form
chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out
16th
nk
silks
Verne Castle (GB) 5, ch g 8-1 (Mr Tugay Akman)
(Drawn 15)hd+ Rated 84
Sakhee's Secret (GB) - Lochangel (GB)(Night Shift (USA))
Breeder - Littleton Stud

(Morning price: 33/1 50/1 33/1 40/1 50/1 33/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 40/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
never nearer than mid-division, weakened inside final 2f
17th
shd
silks
Storm Over (IRE) 4, b g 8-8 (Mr Abdulla Al Mansoori)
(Drawn 7) Rated 91
Elnadim (USA) - Stormy View (USA)(Cozzene (USA))
Breeder - J. Dorrian

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

loading past form
outpaced and always towards rear
18th
nk
silks
Bahamian Sunrise (GB) 6, ch g 8-0 (Caveat Emptor Partnership)
(Drawn 13)vs1 Rated 81
Bahamian Bounty (GB) - Tagula Sunrise (IRE)(Tagula (IRE))
Breeder - Mr Mel Roberts & Ms Nicola Meese

(Morning price: 14/1 16/1 18/1 16/1 20/1 22/1 28/1 25/1)
SP 25/1

loading past form
went right start, outpaced and always in rear
19th
2.5L
silks
Boom The Groom (IRE) 7, b g 8-10 (Mr B J Millen)
(Drawn 9) Rated 93
Kodiac (GB) - Ecco Mi (IRE)(Priolo (USA))
Breeder - John Foley

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

loading past form
unruly before start, slowly into stride, always behind
20th
9L
silks
Super Julius (GB) 4, ch g 7-9 (Mr B Miller)
(Drawn 17)vs1 Rated 83
Bated Breath (GB) - Paradise Isle (GB)(Bahamian Bounty (GB))
Breeder - T R G Vestey

(Morning price: 20/1 25/1 20/1 22/1 25/1 28/1 25/1)
SP 25/1

loading past form
towards rear, hanging left from 3f out, never a factor
Off 3.49
Time 54.95 secs, which is 0.73 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £634.70
Tote Trifecta- £17210.00
CSF- £390.69
Tricast- £6349.51.


2017 Caspian Prince 8 9-8 T Eaves 25/1 (T Coyle) (Drawn 1)
2016 Caspian Prince 7 9-6 R Winston 11/1 (D K Ivory) (Drawn 17)
2015 Desert Law 7 8-5 Martin Lane 16/1 (P Midgley) (Drawn 1)
2014 Caspian Prince 5 9-0 A Kirby 9/1 (A Carroll) (Drawn 14)
2013 Duke Of Firenze 4 9-0 R L Moore 5/1Fav (Sir Michael Stoute) (Drawn 19)

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