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Going - Good To Yielding (H´dle/bumper) & Good (Chase). Overcast

Jackpot Pool - €47,138.41 Winning Units - 28.9 Dividend - €1,141.70. Placepot Pool - €59,287.39 Winning Units - 165.91 Dividend - €250.10. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €47,837.86 carried forward to Leopardstown on Sat, 29th Dec. Tote Aggregate - €465338.00.

1st
silks
The Church Gate (IRE) 7, b g 10-13 (Poor Mans Syndicate)
(5:05.2 3.65 secs faster on today's going ) ts+ Rated 103(+10 after this run)
Golden Tornado (IRE) - Machaba (USA)(Giant's Causeway (USA))
Breeder - M Mahon

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

Tote Win €9.60 Place €2.30
loading past form
settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 2nd 2 out, soon disputed, led early straight, ridden before last, kept on strongly run-in
2nd
5.5L
silks
Lake Takapuna (IRE) 7, b g 11-6 (Dr R Lambe)
(5:06.3) vs1 Rated 110(+3 after this run)
Shantou (USA) - Close To Shore (IRE)(Bob Back (USA))
Breeder - Victor Connolly

(Morning price: 8/1 15/2 7/1 6/1 11/2 5/1 9/2 5/1 9/2 4/1 11/4)
(Ring price: 9/2 4/1 7/2 10/3 3/1 11/4) SP 11/4fav

Place €1.50
loading past form
mid-division, progress in 6th 2 out, travelled well into 3rd before last, ridden in 2nd last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace
3rd
8L
silks
Fruits Of Glory (IRE) 9, b g 10-10 (Edward Cawley)
(5:08.0) ts+hd+ Rated 100
Fruits of Love (USA) - Gaye Chimes (IRE)(Un Desperado (FR))
Breeder - Ms Cecily Purcell

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

Place €7.00
loading past form
held up in mid-division, slight mistake 5 out, progress into 7th after 3 out, disputed after 2 out, ridden in 2nd before last, no extra in 3rd last, kept on one pace
4th
1.5L
silks
Youngnedofthehill (IRE) 10, b/br g 10-3 (Santana Syndicate)
(5:08.3) ts+ Rated 98(-1 after this run)
King's Theatre (IRE) - Wavy Kris (IRE)(Persian Bold)
Breeder - Mr F Wright

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

Place €6.80
loading past form
held up towards rear, progress after 3 out, 7th 2 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression in 5th last, kept on one pace
5th
hd
silks
Visioman (FR) 5, b g 11-3 (Alan Halsall)
(5:08.3) Rated 114
Vision D'Etat (FR) - Loumie (FR)(Loup Solitaire (USA))
Breeder - Ecurie Manuel Garcie S C

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

loading past form
settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, slightly hampered 4 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression in 4th last, kept on one pace
6th
8L
silks
Smithscorner (IRE) 7, br g 11-3 (Charles Duggan)
(5:09.9) Rated 107(-1 after this run)
Kadeed (IRE) - Roundhill (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - Finbarr Duggan

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

loading past form
held up, rear of mid-division, progress after 3 out, ridden in 8th 2 out, no impression in 7th before last, kept on one pace
7th
0.5L
silks
Folly Dat (IRE) 7, b f 10-5 (J J Taylor)
(5:10.0) vs7 Rated 95(-1 after this run)
Generous (IRE) - Maldagora (IRE)(Luso (GB))
Breeder - Mr J J Taylor

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

loading past form
led, slight mistake 5th, ridden and joined after 2 out, headed early straight, soon no extra
8th
4.75L
silks
Little Haarth (IRE) 8, b g 11-4 (P E I Newell)
(5:11.0) Rated 108(-2 after this run)
Alhaarth (IRE) - Little Left Girl (IRE)(Salluceva)
Breeder - P E I Newell

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

loading past form
mid-division, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace from before last
9th
1.25L
silks
Muroor (GB) 5, ch g 11-0 (Miss Sarah Foran)
(5:11.3) vs+ Rated 104(-1 after this run)
Nayef (USA) - Raaya (USA)(Giant's Causeway (USA))
Breeder - Shadwell Estate Company Limited

(Morning price: 16/1 20/1 22/1 20/1 22/1 25/1 28/1 33/1 40/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 40/1) SP 40/1

loading past form
mid-division, ridden before 2 out, no impression in 8th before last, kept on one pace
10th
3.75L
silks
Duke's Girl (GB) 4, b f 10-2 (McDonnell's Bar Racing Syndicate)
(5:12.1) Rated 96(-2 after this run)
Poet's Voice (GB) - Juniper Girl (IRE)(Revoque (IRE))
Breeder - M B Hawtin

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, ridden in rear of mid-division before 2 out, no impression in 10th 2 out, kept on one pace
11th
1L
silks
Bothar Dubh (GB) 5, b g 9-5 (Ms Bridget Eileen O'Mahony)
(5:12.3) Rated 86(-1 after this run)
Malinas (GER) - La Creole (FR)(Astarabad (USA))
Breeder - Yorton Farm Stud

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

loading past form
towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace straight
12th
1.75L
silks
Wee Small Hours (IRE) 9, b g 10-7 (M M Rice)
(5:12.6) ts+ Rated 104(-1 after this run)
Millkom (GB) - Avro's Air (IRE)(Supreme Leader)
Breeder - Mr Michael Rice

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

loading past form
chased leaders, 4th halfway, jumped right 4 out, ridden and no extra 2 out, weakened before last
13th
1.5L
silks
Mighty Stowaway (IRE) 7, b g 11-12 (Mrs A F Mee)
(5:12.9) bl5 Rated 116(-1 after this run)
Stowaway (GB) - The Mighty Matron (IRE)(Montelimar (USA))
Breeder - Joseph and Mark Molloy

(Morning price: 4/1 9/2 5/1 9/2 5/1 6/1 9/1)
(Ring price: 13/2 7/1 8/1 9/1) SP 9/1

loading past form
chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra approaching 2 out
14th
hd
silks
Monition (IRE) 5, b g 11-8 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(5:13.0) Rated 112(-2 after this run)
Stowaway (GB) - Forever Bubbles (IRE)(Roselier (FR))
Breeder - John P Cahill

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

loading past form
settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, closer in 5th after 3 out, ridden and no extra 2 out
15th
0.5L
silks
Ragin Cajun (IRE) 5, b g 10-4 (Five G's Syndicate)
(5:13.0) Rated 94(-2 after this run)
Kalanisi (IRE) - Dipp In The Dark (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - S Gillen

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

loading past form
towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before 2 out
16th
40L
silks
Serious Ego (GER) 5, b g 10-12 (K Haughey)
(5:21.0) bl2 Rated 102(-1 after this run)
Sholokhov (IRE) - Sunshine Story (IRE)(Desert Story (IRE))
Breeder - Gestut Romerhof

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

loading past form
mid-division best, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened and tailed off
17th
11L
silks
Arctic Light (GB) 6, b g 11-4 (John P McManus)
(5:23.2) ts3 Rated 108(-2 after this run)
Iffraaj (GB) - Dance of Light (USA)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Mr & Mrs G Middlebrook

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

loading past form
mid-division best, slight mistake 4th, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened and tailed off
18th
2.5L
silks
Grand Canyon (IRE) 6, b g 10-9 (Anonymous Syndicate)
(5:23.8) Rated 102(-2 after this run)
High Chaparral (IRE) - Cleide da Silva (USA)(Monarchos (USA))
Breeder - Sir Robert Ogden

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

loading past form
towards rear, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened and tailed off
19th
4.75L
silks
Khudha (IRE) 4, b g 10-10 (Barry Connell)
(5:24.7) Rated 104(-2 after this run)
Helmet (AUS) - Seeking Dubai (GB)(Dubawi (IRE))
Breeder - Caroline, Mark & Stephanie Hanly

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

loading past form
always towards rear, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened and tailed off
20th
15L
silks
Odit (GER) 9, b g 11-5 (Liam Kerrigan)
(5:27.6) cp6 Rated 109
Kallisto (GER) - Ordura (GER)(Lagunas)
Breeder - M Buchner

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

loading past form
disputed early, soon chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off
p.u.
silks
Apache Jack (IRE) 10, b/br g 11-5 (Mrs P Sloan)
vs+ Rated 116(-4 after this run)
Oscar (IRE) - Cailin Supreme (IRE)(Supreme Leader)
Breeder - E Morrissey

(Morning price: 33/1 28/1 33/1 40/1 50/1 40/1)
SP 40/1

loading past form
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, disputed briefly approaching 5 out, ridden and no extra next, weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
p.u.
silks
Bog War (IRE) 8, b g 11-1 (No Nama Drama Syndicate)
Rated 105(-3 after this run)
Rakti (GB) - Mickledor (FR)(Lake Coniston (IRE))
Breeder - Mr Michael Carroll

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

loading past form
chased leaders early, 9th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, pulled up before last
p.u.
silks
Stoughan Cross (IRE) 9, b g 9-3 (Moynalty Partnership)
ts+ Rated 83
Court Cave (IRE) - Witchy Native (IRE)(Be My Native (USA))
Breeder - Anne Kangley

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

loading past form
rear of mid-division for most, ridden towards rear before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last
Off 2.25
Time 5m. 5.20 secs, which is 3.65 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €41.70
Tote Trifecta- €2304.80
CSF- €29.49
Tricast- €471.70.


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2015 Ice Cold Soul 5 11-5 J M Moore (7) 10/1 (Noel Meade)
2014 Westerners Son 6 10-9 C D Maxwell (3) 16/1 (Dermot Anthony McLoughlin)
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