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Going - Standard / Slow. 

Placepot Pool - £58,765.62 Winning Units - 359.91 Dividend - £119.10. Quadpot Pool - £4,926.07 Winning Units - 255.51 Dividend - £14.20. Place Six Dividend - £85.54. Place Five Dividend - £37.10.

1st
silks
Dramatic Sands (IRE) 2, b c 9-5 (Hambleton Racing Xlv & Partner)
(Drawn 1)sr Rated 80
Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Melodrama (IRE)(Oratorio (IRE))
Breeder - Tullamaine Castle Stud and Partners

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

Tote Win £6.50 Place £2.50
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raced keenly, made all, ridden over 1f out, held on gamely
2nd
nk
silks
Hexagon (IRE) 2, b g 9-2 (Owners Group 032)
(Drawn 5) Rated 82
Acclamation (GB) - Somerset Falls (UAE)(Red Ransom (USA))
Breeder - Rathbarry Stud

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

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outpaced in rear, finally picked up over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, not reach winner
3rd
1.25L
silks
Always Fearless (IRE) 2, ch c 9-1 (King Power Racing Co Ltd)
(Drawn 3)sr Rated 76
Camacho (GB) - Zenella (GB)(Kyllachy (GB))
Breeder - Diomed Bloodstock Ltd

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

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chased leaders on inside, ridden and switched right inside final 2f, stayed on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong
4th
1.25L
silks
African Swift (USA) 2, ch f 9-1 (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum)
(Drawn 2) Rated 76
Distorted Humor (USA) - Sahara Wind (USA)(A P Indy (USA))
Breeder - Godolphin

(Morning price: 11/2 5/1 11/2 5/1 4/1 7/2 4/1 7/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 13/2) SP 13/2

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chased winner, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd and no extra inside final furlong
5th
0.75L
silks
Dubai Souq (IRE) 2, b c 9-11 (Godolphin)
(Drawn 4) Rated 86
Dubawi (IRE) - Balsamine (USA)(Street Cry (IRE))
Breeder - Godolphin

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

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bit keen, tracked leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, weakened final furlong
Off 3.53
Time 1m. 39.45 secs, which is 0.13 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £25.70
Tote Trifecta- £86.20
CSF- £24.78.


2018 Eyelool 2 9-1 T P Queally 3/1 (William Haggas) (Drawn 4)
2017 Tadleel 2 9-7 Dane O'Neill 13/2 (Ed Dunlop) (Drawn 3)

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