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Going - Flat: Good. N.H.: good, good to firm in places.. Fine

Jackpot Pool - €5,000.00 Winning Units - 10 Dividend - €350.00. Placepot Pool - €19,932.06 Winning Units - 1898.75 Dividend - €7.30. Pick Six Pool - €40,920.60 Winning Units - 10 Dividend - €3,369.90. Tote Aggregate - €114449.00.

1st
silks
Emperor Waltz (GB) 5, b g 9-9 (Mrs John J Murphy)
(3:53.70 0.54 secs faster on today's going ) (Drawn 1)ts+cp3 Rated 77
Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Kitty Wells (GB)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Stuart Stuckey

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

Tote Win €9.70 Place €2.60
loading past form
towards rear and in rear from halfway, pushed along in 10th from 3f out and soon ridden on outer, good progress from 2f out and soon challenged, ridden to lead inside final 150 yards and kept on well close home
2nd
0.5L
silks
Venezia (IRE) 7, gr g 9-7 (P Hickman)
(3:53.80) (Drawn 8)ts+ Rated 68
Galileo (IRE) - St Roch (IRE)(Danehill (USA))
Breeder - Rockhart Trading Ltd

(Morning price: 10/1 15/2)
(Ring price: 13/2 7/1) SP 7/1

Place €1.70
loading past form
towards rear early before soon improving into mid-division, closer in 5th from halfway, ridden in 3rd from 2f out, challenged over 1f out and led briefly inside final furlong, headed inside final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace close home
3rd
3L
silks
Townshend (GER) 7, b g 9-6 (Mrs S Ricci)
(3:54.30) (Drawn 10) Rated 67
Lord Of England (GER) - Trikolore (GER)(Konigsstuhl (GER))
Breeder - H.-H.Rodenburg

(Morning price: 2/1 13/8 15/8 7/4)
(Ring price: 2/1 15/8 7/4 13/8 6/4) SP 6/4fav

loading past form
chased leaders and 3rd from halfway, improved into 2nd from 5f out and disputed lead from 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, headed and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, no extra and kept on same pace close home
4th
hd
silks
Dasmyhoss (IRE) 5, b g 8-10 (Paul J McMahon)
(3:54.33) (Drawn 4) Rated 67
Court Cave (IRE) - Lillando (IRE)(Lando (GER))
Breeder - William Flood

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

loading past form
prominent early before settling behind leaders and 5th from halfway, lost place from 4f out and ridden from 2f out, not much room over 1f out and soon switched to outer, kept on well into 4th inside final furlong, just held for 3rd
5th
hd
silks
Pivot Bridge (GB) 10, ch g 8-5 (D Daly)
(3:54.36) (Drawn 5) Rated 52
Pivotal (GB) - Specifically (USA)(Sky Classic (CAN))
Breeder - Newsells Park Stud

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

loading past form
mid-division and 7th from halfway, pushed along from 3f out and soon ridden, kept on without threatening into never nearer 5th inside final furlong
6th
1L
silks
Whatsforuwontgobyu (IRE) 8, b g 9-0 (John P McManus)
(3:54.53) (Drawn 7)ts1 Rated 66
Well Chosen (GB) - Meadstown Miss (IRE)(Flemensfirth (USA))
Breeder - Tom Baker

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

loading past form
mid-division and 9th from halfway, ridden and some progress from 3f out, no impression in 5th from 1f out and kept on same pace inside final furlong
7th
0.5L
silks
Micras (GB) 7, b m 8-9 (George Moore)
(3:54.64) (Drawn 13)bl+ Rated 59
Medicean (GB) - Purple Heather (USA)(Rahy (USA))
Breeder - The Queen

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

loading past form
slightly slow away and pushed along from stalls, 8th from halfway, ridden on outer from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out
8th
1L
silks
Nelson Road (IRE) 5, b g 9-3 (John Nordlokken)
(3:54.83) (Drawn 6)cp5 Rated 71
Mount Nelson (GB) - Merciful (IRE)(Cape Cross (IRE))
Breeder - Gunpowder Farms Llc

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

loading past form
soon led, pushed along and ridden over 2f out, soon joined and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and weakened inside final furlong
9th
1.5L
silks
Massini's Trap (IRE) 9, b g 8-2 (Sebastian R T Curran)
(3:55.11) (Drawn 3) Rated 56
Dr Massini (IRE) - Sparrow's Trap (IRE)(Magical Wonder (USA))
Breeder - Mr Sebastian Curran

(Morning price: 16/1 14/1)
SP 25/1

loading past form
mid-division early before settling towards rear, 11th from halfway and pushed along from 3f out, no impression and kept on same from over 1f out
10th
1.75L
silks
Prince Charmin' (IRE) 5, b g 9-0 (Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd )
(3:55.43) (Drawn 11)ts+cp6 Rated 61
High Chaparral (IRE) - Dream Club (GB)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - Maurice Regan

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

loading past form
mid-division and 6th from halfway, ridden over 2f out, no impression and weakened from over 1f out
11th
4.25L
silks
Dixie Highway (IRE) 7, b g 8-4 (F Terry)
(3:56.16) (Drawn 2)sr Rated 51
Jeremy (USA) - Irish Style (IRE)(Mujadil (USA))
Breeder - Rockfield Farm

(Morning price: 10/1 7/1 13/2 6/1)
SP 8/1

loading past form
prominent early before soon settling behind leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd from 5f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression and weakened from over 1f out
12th
8.5L
silks
Fern Owl (GB) 6, ch g 9-7 (Suir Syndicate)
(3:57.73) (Drawn 12)bl8 Rated 75
Nayef (USA) - Snow Goose (GB)(Polar Falcon (USA))
Breeder - Sir Thomas Pilkington

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

loading past form
towards rear and 10th from halfway, dropped to rear and ridden from 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out
Off 7.06
Time 3m. 53.70 secs, which is 0.54 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €86.00
Tote Trifecta- €150.00
CSF- €67.20
Tricast- €149.90.

Non runner Runyon Rattler (allergies )
2017 Lagostovegas 5 9-11 P J Smullen 11/8Fav (W P Mullins) (Drawn 9)
2016 Xsquared 8 9-5 P J Smullen 7/4Fav (Peter Fahey) (Drawn 1)
2015 Modem 5 9-12 F M Berry 11/10Fav (Mrs John Harrington) (Drawn 5)
2014 Massini's Trap 5 9-12 F M Berry 11/2 (J A Nash) (Drawn 8)
2013 Sabaidee 4 9-3 C T Keane (5) 5/1Fav (John Joseph Murphy) (Drawn 11)

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