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Jackpot Not Won.Pool €533.96 carried forward to Limerick on Wed, 27th Dec. Placepot Pool - €15,000.00 Winning Units - 13.9 Dividend - €755.30.

1st
silks
Patsio (IRE) 9, b g 10-8 (Colm Herron)
(5:50.8 14.31 secs slower on today's going ) bl9 Rated 98(+6 after this run)
Moscow Society (USA) - Supreme Favour (IRE)(Supreme Leader)
Breeder - Jerry Murphy

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

Tote Win €26.30 Place €6.00
loading past form
chased leaders and 3rd halfway, hampered 3 out, improved to lead before next and kept on best under pressure run-in
2nd
0.75L
silks
Aranhill Rascal (IRE) 9, bl g 9-12 (P J Kelly)
(5:51.0) ts8bl8 Rated 93(+2 after this run)
Lend A Hand (GB) - Aran Treasure (IRE)(Mister Lord (USA))
Breeder - Patrick Kelly

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

Place €6.10
loading past form
mid-division, slightly hampered 3 out, soon improved into 4th, ridden in 2nd before last and kept on well run-in without matching winner
3rd
4.25L
silks
Instant Smile (IRE) 7, b g 10-6 (D M O'Meara)
(5:52.0) Rated 96(+1 after this run)
Robin Des Pres (FR) - Cristal de Roche (GB)(Golan (IRE))
Breeder - Martin Keating

(Morning price: 10/1 11/1 9/1 8/1 15/2 8/1)
SP 8/1

loading past form
mid-division, left 5th 3 out, ridden and no impression next where jumped left, kept on well into 3rd run-in, not threatening principals
4th
2.5L
silks
Black Scorpion (IRE) 6, b g 11-4 (Don't Go There Syndicate)
(5:52.6) Rated 115
Scorpion (IRE) - Arcanum (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - Patrick Davern

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

loading past form
towards rear, not fluent 3rd, took closer order from 5 out, left in 2nd from 3 out and ridden from next, no impression and dropped to 4th run-in
5th
hd
silks
Rightback Atya (IRE) 9, ch g 9-9 (Eustace D Theodore)
(5:52.6) Rated 88
Nazar (IRE) - Marilyn's Rose (IRE)(Roselier (FR))
Breeder - Sean Osborne

(Morning price: 20/1 25/1 16/1 14/1 12/1 14/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 12/1 11/1 12/1) SP 12/1

loading past form
mid-division and 9th halfway, pushed along and left in 7th 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next
6th
27L
silks
Crosshue Boy (IRE) 7, b g 11-0 (N J Heffernan)
(5:58.8) ts5cp1 Rated 109(-1 after this run)
Brian Boru (GB) - Gluais Linn (IRE)(Supreme Leader)
Breeder - John Barry

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

loading past form
mid-division and 7th halfway, took closer order from 5 out and left in front 3 out, ridden and dropped to 4th before 2 out where mistake, no extra and weakened
7th
26L
silks
Capture The Drama (IRE) 9, br g 11-2 (Aengus King)
(6:04.7) Rated 106(-2 after this run)
Dushyantor (USA) - Dottie's Double (IRE)(Noalto)
Breeder - Miss Kate Rudd

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

loading past form
led and disputed early before settling behind leaders, dropped to 10th after 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out
p.u.
silks
Positive Approach (IRE) 9, b g 11-6 (T Tynan)
Rated 115(-1 after this run)
Aboo Hom (GB) - Toureen Star (IRE)(Shardari)
Breeder - Tommy Tynan

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

loading past form
towards rear, not fluent 3rd, mistake 6th, pushed along and no impression from 3 out, pulled up before next
p.u.
silks
Flemenstorm (IRE) 9, ch g 11-4 (Mrs Bernadette Colleary)
ts+hd+sr Rated 108(-1 after this run)
Flemensfirth (USA) - Ardlea Dawn (IRE)(Glacial Storm (USA))
Breeder - Mrs Bernadette Colleary

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

loading past form
always towards rear, not fluent 3rd, pushed along and no impression from 3 out, pulled up before next
u.r.
silks
Tongie (IRE) 7, b g 11-3 (Incl 2lbs overweight) (T G Coleman)
Rated 105
Beneficial (GB) - Montagues Lady (IRE)(Montelimar (USA))
Breeder - John Hayes

(Morning price: 8/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 7/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 11/2 5/1)
(Ring price: 4/1 7/2 10/3) SP 10/3

loading past form
towards rear, 9th when hampered and unseated rider 3 out
b.d.
silks
Captain Bizarro (IRE) 8, b g 10-7 (Ms Anne Marie Clarke)
bl1 Rated 102
Flemensfirth (USA) - Gotaknockonthehead (IRE)(Accordion)
Breeder - Carthage Molloy

(Morning price: 9/1 10/1 11/1 12/1 14/1 18/1 22/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 16/1) SP 16/1

loading past form
chased leaders, 4th when hampered and brought down 3 out
fell
silks
Hand Of The King (IRE) 6, gr g 10-12 (In For A Win Racing Club)
bl4 Rated 102
Portrait Gallery (IRE) - La Busona (IRE)(Broken Hearted)
Breeder - Giorgio Barsotti and V De Siero

(Morning price: 7/1 15/2 6/1 5/1 6/1 13/2 7/1)
SP 7/1

loading past form
led and disputed early, not fluent 2nd, led before 6th, still in front when fell 3 out
b.d.
silks
Jonathan Wild (IRE) 9, b g 9-12 (Mrs R W H Fox)
cp6 Rated 88
Wizard King (GB) - Lady Windgates (IRE)(Yashgan)
Breeder - R W H Fox

(Morning price: 25/1 33/1 40/1)
SP 33/1

loading past form
led and disputed early, dropped to 2nd before 6th, still 2nd when hampered and brought down 3 out
Off 3.20
Time 5m. 50.80 secs, which is 14.31 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €541.30
Tote Trifecta- €401.30
CSF- €291.91
Tricast- €2460.93.


2016 Pause And Ponder 7 10-0 P T Enright 6/4Fav (Robert Tyner)
2015 Abandoned
2014 Black Zero 6 11-10 M P Walsh 3/1Fav (Michael J McDonagh)
2013 Rory's Brother 6 10-7 C D Timmons (7) 8/1 (Denis Gerard Hogan)
2012 Ponmeword 8 10-6 R J Jones (3) 3/1Fav (E McNamara)
2011 Sumkindasuprstar 7 10-11 B R Dalton (7) 25/1 (John O Clifford)

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