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Going - Soft To Heavy (Heavy In Places). Overcast

Jackpot Pool - €16,494.37 Winning Units - 16 Dividend - €721.60. Placepot Pool - €54,920.67 Winning Units - 28.97 Dividend - €1,327.00. Pick Six Pool - €120,355.62 Winning Units - .5 Dividend - €84,248.90. Tote Aggregate - €380191.00.

1st
silks
Bel Ami De Sivola (FR) 7, b g 10-12 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(4:37.0 5.55 secs faster on today's going ) Rated 129(+7 after this run)
Network (GER) - Notting Hill (FR)(Garde Royale)
Breeder - M Gilles Trapenard

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

Tote Win €7.70 Place €2.50
loading past form
held up in touch, 9th at 5th, closed up travelling smoothly approaching straight, slight mistake 3 out and soon pushed along briefly, led approaching last, stayed on well run-in
2nd
1.5L
silks
Bon Papa (FR) 7, br g 11-8 (John P McManus)
(4:37.3) ts2 Rated 139(+4 after this run)
Network (GER) - Gibelotte (FR)(Royal Charter (FR))
Breeder - Haras De Saint Voir

(Morning price: 10/3 3/1)
(Ring price: 3/1 11/4 3/1 11/4 3/1) SP 3/1

Place €1.40
loading past form
held up, 11th at 5th, closed and effort straight, kept on well without matching winner from before last
3rd
0.5L
silks
Crosshue Boy (IRE) 8, b g 10-10 (N J Heffernan)
(4:37.5) ts9 Rated 132(+3 after this run)
Brian Boru (GB) - Gluais Linn (IRE)(Supreme Leader)
Breeder - John Barry

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

loading past form
soon chased leaders, 5th at 5th, improved to challenge 2 out and every chance, slight mistake last, kept on same pace run-in
4th
2.25L
silks
Blazer (FR) 7, ch g 11-4 (John P McManus)
(4:37.9) Rated 135(+2 after this run)
Network (GER) - Juppelongue (FR)(Trebrook (FR))
Breeder - M Herve D'Armaille

(Morning price: 10/1 11/1 12/1 11/1)
(Ring price: 9/1 17/2 8/1 10/1 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
mid-division early, 6th at 5th, closer order 8th, on terms approaching straight, soon led, headed approaching last, one pace
5th
10L
silks
Patricks Park (IRE) 7, b g 11-2 (Bowes Lodge Stables Partnership)
(4:39.9) Rated 133
Insatiable (IRE) - Rose Gallery (FR)(Gallery Of Zurich (IRE))
Breeder - Kilnamoragh Stud

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

loading past form
mid-division early, 8th at 5th, not much room briefly after 8th, effort straight, kept on same pace from before last
6th
1L
silks
The West's Awake (IRE) 7, b g 11-9 (Mrs John Magnier)
(4:40.1) Rated 140(-1 after this run)
Yeats (IRE) - Bilboa (FR)(Phantom Breeze)
Breeder - Kenilworth House Stud

(Morning price: 11/1 12/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 20/1) SP 20/1

loading past form
held up, 10th at 5th, headway and slight mistake 3 out, no impression when not fluent last, one pace
7th
1L
silks
Ask Nile (IRE) 6, b g 11-1 (Mrs S Neville)
(4:40.4) Rated 132(-1 after this run)
Ask (GB) - Spirit of The Nile (FR)(Generous (IRE))
Breeder - Geoffrey Thompson

(Ring price: 25/1 33/1 25/1) SP 25/1

loading past form
soon prominent, mistake 2nd, 2nd at 5th, led before 8th, joined approaching straight, soon headed and one pace
8th
1.75L
silks
Our Dougal (IRE) 8, b g 10-11 (Mrs Lorraine Mangan)
(4:40.7) Rated 128(-1 after this run)
Excellent Art (GB) - Feather Star (GB)(Soviet Star (USA))
Breeder - Peter Casey

(Morning price: 25/1 22/1 25/1 28/1)
SP 33/1

loading past form
soon in rear, pushed along and some headway before straight, soon effort and one pace
9th
7.5L
silks
The Irregular (IRE) 6, b g 10-0 (Raymond Treacy)
(4:42.3) ts4cp5 Rated 120(-1 after this run)
Scorpion (IRE) - Go Girl (IRE)(Saddlers' Hall (IRE))
Breeder - Eddie O'Donoghue & Denis Tarrant

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

loading past form
soon tracked leaders, 3rd at 5th, not fluent 4 out, no extra from after 2 out
10th
3L
silks
Three Wise Men (IRE) 8, b g 11-0 (Mrs A F Mee)
(4:42.9) Rated 136(-1 after this run)
Presenting (GB) - Bilboa (FR)(Phantom Breeze)
Breeder - Kenilworth House Stud

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

loading past form
prominent, led 3rd, headed before 8th, remained prominent, no extra from after 2 out
11th
0.75L
silks
Coeur Joyeux (IRE) 7, ch g 10-9 (John P McManus)
(4:43.1) ts+hd+ Rated 126(-1 after this run)
Beneficial (GB) - Hayabusa (GB)(Sir Harry Lewis (USA))
Breeder - J P King & Leonard King

(Morning price: 18/1 20/1)
SP 12/1

loading past form
mid-division early, 7th at 5th, effort straight, no extra from after 2 out
p.u.
silks
Robin Des Mana (IRE) 7, br g 11-1 (Brendan Scully)
ts8 Rated 132(-1 after this run)
Robin Des Pres (FR) - Kokopelli Mana (IRE)(Saddlers' Hall (IRE))
Breeder - Mrs Caroline Preston

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

loading past form
soon led, headed 3rd, 4th at 5th, no extra from before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
Off 3.56
Time 4m. 37.00 secs, which is 5.55 secs faster than the course average on today's going
CSF €28.56.
Tricast €420.34.
Tote Exacta €33.00.
Tote Trifecta €858.40.


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