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Going - Good to Soft (Soft in places). 

Placepot Pool - £65,158.19 Winning Units - 4812.73 Dividend - £9.80. Quadpot Pool - £5,692.79 Winning Units - 2283.12 Dividend - £1.80. Place Six Dividend - £8.80. Place Five Dividend - £3.04.

1st
silks
King's Pavilion (IRE) 5, b g 9-5 (Mr Peter Ward)
(Drawn 5) Rated 88
King's Best (USA) - Embassy (GB)(Cadeaux Genereux)
Breeder - Darley

(Morning price: 14/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 12/1 11/1 10/1 9/1 13/2)
(Ring price: 7/1 13/2 6/1 11/2 6/1 11/2 6/1 11/2 5/1) SP 5/1

Tote Win £6.20 Place £1.80
loading past form
always prominent, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, led again entering final furlong, strongly challenged closing stages, held on gamely
2nd
hd
silks
Storm Ahead (IRE) 5, b g 8-7 (Mr Ambrose Turnbull)
(Drawn 8)bl4 Rated 76
Iffraaj (GB) - Loose Julie (IRE)(Cape Cross (IRE))
Breeder - Victor Stud and Brendan Cummins

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 20/1 22/1 33/1 28/1 25/1 28/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 28/1) SP 28/1

Place £6.20
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held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, every chance throughout final furlong, kept on well
3rd
2L
silks
Fastar (IRE) 4, ch g 9-4 (Biddestone Racing Xviii)
(Drawn 4) Rated 87
Fast Company (IRE) - Asterism (GB)(Motivator (GB))
Breeder - Ringfort Stud

(Morning price: 9/1 10/1 8/1 6/1 11/2)
(Ring price: 6/1 11/2 5/1 9/2 4/1) SP 4/1

Place £1.40
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behind, headway when short of room over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
4th
nk
silks
Custom Cut (IRE) 9, b g 9-9 (Frank Gillespie & Pat Breslin)
(Drawn 10)ts1vs3 Rated 92
Notnowcato (GB) - Polished Gem (IRE)(Danehill (USA))
Breeder - Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd

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

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soon led, headed over 4f out, led again over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra
5th
1L
silks
Crownthorpe (GB) 3, b g 8-12 (Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club Ltd)
(Drawn 11) Rated 85
Monsieur Bond (IRE) - Normandy Maid (GB)(American Post (GB))
Breeder - Mrs Sheila Oakes

(Morning price: 12/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 6/1 13/2 7/1)
(Ring price: 13/2 7/1 13/2 6/1 13/2 8/1 9/1 10/1) SP 10/1

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behind, headway on outside over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, never able to challenge
6th
3L
silks
Markazi (FR) 4, gr g 9-6 (Thoroughbred British Racing)
(Drawn 9) Rated 92
Dark Angel (IRE) - Marasima (IRE)(Barathea (IRE))
Breeder - S.C. H.H. The Aga Khan's Studs

(Morning price: 7/1 6/1 11/2 5/1 9/2 4/1 9/2 5/1 7/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 8/1 15/2 8/1 15/2 8/1 9/1 10/1) SP 10/1

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tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakening when bumped over 1f out
7th
0.75L
silks
Fondest (GB) 3, b f 8-13 (Cheveley Park Stud)
(Drawn 3) Rated 86
Mayson (GB) - Fondled (GB)(Selkirk (USA))
Breeder - Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

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

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chased leaders, not clear run over 2f out, soon edged right to challenge, held when slightly bumped over 1f out, faded
8th
1.75L
silks
Tadaawol (GB) 5, b g 8-2 (Fell, Hamilton & Smeaton)
(Drawn 2)cp+ Rated 76
Kyllachy (GB) - Bright Edge (GB)(Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Breeder - Christopher & Annabelle Mason

(Morning price: 7/4 2/1 9/4 5/2 11/4 7/2 10/3 7/2 4/1 9/2)
(Ring price: 9/2 5/1 9/2 5/1 11/2 6/1 11/2 6/1 13/2) SP 13/2

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held up towards rear, never dangerous
9th
3.75L
silks
Leader Writer (FR) 6, b g 9-4 (G B Partnership)
(Drawn 6)cp8 Rated 90
Pivotal (GB) - Miss Emma May (IRE)(Hawk Wing (USA))
Breeder - Mr Guy Heald

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

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in touch, lost place over 2f out
Off 4.59
Time 1m. 42.43 secs, which is 0.23 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £159.40
Tote Trifecta- £804.30
CSF- £126.84
Tricast- £611.77.

Non runner Mickey Shaiyem was withdrawn not under orders. Rule 4 does not apply.
2017 Fastar 3 8-11 Charles Bishop 9/2CFav (Brian Meehan) (Drawn 8)
2016 Pumaflor 4 8-7 Phil Dennis (5) 16/1 (R M Whitaker) (Drawn 11)
2015 Mitchum Swagger 3 9-3 G Baker 13/8Fav (David Lanigan) (Drawn 7)
2014 No Poppy 6 9-0 D Allan 12/1 (Tim Easterby) (Drawn 14)
2013 Ingleby Angel 4 9-1 D H Bergin (5) 12/1 (David O'Meara) (Drawn 11)

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