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Going - Soft. 

Placepot Pool - £97,274.84 Winning Units - 170.91 Dividend - £415.40. Quadpot Pool - £7,322.74 Winning Units - 31.52 Dividend - £171.90. Place Six Dividend - £302.82. Place Five Dividend - £201.92.

1st
silks
Rhythmic Intent (IRE) 3, ch c 9-5 (Happy Valley Racing & Breeding Limited)
(Drawn 5) Rated 81
Lope De Vega (IRE) - Kerry Gal (IRE)(Galileo (IRE))
Breeder - Fermoir Ltd

SP 4/1

Tote Win £4.90 Place £1.80
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bit keen tracking leading pair, went 2nd 8f out, led 2f out, clear and shaken up over 1f out, stayed on strongly, easily
2nd
4L
silks
Arabist (GB) 3, b c 9-5 (Denford Stud)
(Drawn 2)
Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Highest (GB)(Dynaformer (USA))
Breeder - Denford Stud Ltd

(Morning price: 11/2 5/1 6/1 7/1 15/2 7/1 15/2 8/1)
(Ring price: 11/2 6/1 13/2 7/1 13/2 6/1) SP 6/1

Place £2.80
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tracked leader 2f, handy 3rd, switched right over 2f out, stayed on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner
3rd
2L
silks
High Commissioner (IRE) 3, ch g 9-5 (Mrs Fitri Hay)
(Drawn 3) Rated 84
Australia (GB) - Winesong (IRE)(Giant's Causeway (USA))
Breeder - Grangecon Stud

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

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led and set steady pace, ridden and headed 2f out, well held and no chance with winner over 1f out, weakened into 3rd inside final furlong
4th
25L
silks
Paintball Wizard (IRE) 3, ch g 9-5 (Carol Bushnell & Partners)
(Drawn 4)
Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Dance Avenue (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Mr Brian O'Neill

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

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slowly into stride, ran green in rear, outpaced and struggling final 4f
5th
1L
silks
Adonijah (GB) 3, b c 9-5 (Mr T Barr)
(Drawn 1)sr
Sea The Stars (IRE) - Meeznah (USA)(Dynaformer (USA))
Breeder - Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

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

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held up in 4th place, pushed along 4f out, weakened and well beaten final 2f, tailed off and eased
Off 4.10
Time 2m. 40.70 secs, which is 2.81 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £24.30
Tote Trifecta- £59.10
CSF- £26.81.


2018 Sextant 3 9-5 R L Moore 10/11Fav (Sir Michael Stoute) (Drawn 6)
2017 Gold Star 3 9-2 Edward Greatrex (3) 2/1Fav (Saeed Bin Suroor) (Drawn 11)

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