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Going - Good to Firm (Good in places). 

Placepot Pool - £40,942.00 Winning Units - 27.5 Dividend - £1,086.80. Quadpot Pool - £6,098.94 Winning Units - 52.84 Dividend - £85.40. Place Six Dividend - £556.93. Place Five Dividend - £307.40.

1st
silks
Valley of Fire (GB) 7, b g 9-3 (Billy Parker & Steven Parker)
(Drawn 8)cp6 Rated 66
Firebreak (GB) - Charlie Girl (GB)(Puissance)
Breeder - Bearstone Stud Ltd

(Morning price: 9/2 5/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 6/1 13/2)
(Ring price: 7/1 13/2 6/1 13/2 7/1 15/2) SP 15/2

Tote Win £8.90 Place £3.10
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held up in mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, edged right, stayed on
2nd
0.5L
silks
Strawberryandcream (GB) 4, ch f 9-0 (Mrs James Bethell)
(Drawn 6) Rated 63
Cityscape (GB) - Miss Apricot (GB)(Indian Ridge)
Breeder - Mrs James Bethell

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

Place £6.90
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tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on
3rd
shd
silks
Mostahel (GB) 5, b g 9-5 (Mr Colin Alton & Mr P T Midgley)
(Drawn 4) Rated 68
Acclamation (GB) - Entente Cordiale (IRE)(Ela-Mana-Mou)
Breeder - Newsells Park Stud

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

Place £6.20
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tracked leaders, not much room over 1f out, ran on well final 100 yards
4th
0.5L
silks
Twin Appeal (IRE) 8, b g 9-9 (Mrs Mary Winetroube & Thoroughbred Hom)
(Drawn 1) Rated 75
Oratorio (IRE) - Velvet Appeal (IRE)(Petorius)
Breeder - Glashare House Stud

(Morning price: 9/1 10/1 9/1 10/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 9/1 10/1 9/1 8/1 15/2)
(Ring price: 15/2 7/1 13/2 6/1) SP 6/1

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held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
5th
0.5L
silks
Esprit De Corps (GB) 5, b g 9-9 (Mr Laurence O'Kane)
(Drawn 9) Rated 72
Sepoy (AUS) - Corps de Ballet (IRE)(Fasliyev (USA))
Breeder - David Jamison & Gordon Roddick

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

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blind off slightly late, dipped and slowly away, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken final 75 yards
6th
0.5L
silks
Make Me (GB) 4, ch g 9-0 (Mr Ray Bailey)
(Drawn 7)bl1 Rated 63
Makfi (GB) - Magic Music (IRE)(Magic Ring (IRE))
Breeder - Ray Bailey

(Morning price: 9/1 12/1 11/1 10/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 10/1 9/1 10/1 17/2)
(Ring price: 17/2 8/1 17/2 8/1 17/2 8/1 15/2 7/1 6/1) SP 6/1

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led, hung left and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
7th
shd
silks
Poet's Pride (GB) 4, b g 9-5 (Mrlaurenceo'kane/harrowgatebloodstockl)
(Drawn 2) Rated 68
Arcano (IRE) - Amber Heights (GB)(Kyllachy (GB))
Breeder - Swettenham Stud Bloodstock Ltd

(Morning price: 15/2 6/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 6/1 9/2 4/1 7/2 10/3 7/2 10/3 3/1 11/4 3/1 4/1)
(Ring price: 4/1 7/2 10/3 7/2 10/3 3/1) SP 3/1fav

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held up in mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not much room final 75 yards, held after
8th
2.5L
silks
Deansgate (IRE) 6, b g 9-2 (Axom Lxiii)
(Drawn 13) Rated 68
Dandy Man (IRE) - Romarca (IRE)(Raise A Grand (IRE))
Breeder - Paul McEnery

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

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mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression
9th
nk
silks
Mutafarrid (IRE) 4, gr g 9-3 (J S Morrison & Frank Brady)
(Drawn 12) Rated 66
Dark Angel (IRE) - Margarita (IRE)(Turtle Island (IRE))
Breeder - Deer Forest Stud

(Morning price: 33/1 20/1 50/1 33/1 22/1 20/1 22/1 20/1 22/1 25/1 20/1 16/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 14/1 12/1) SP 12/1

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took keen hold, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out
10th
0.5L
silks
Verdigris (IRE) 4, b f 9-2 (Ms Gillian Khosla)
(Drawn 15) Rated 65
Intense Focus (USA) - Nimboo (USA)(Lemon Drop Kid (USA))
Breeder - Vimal and Gillian Khosla

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 20/1 18/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 10/1 11/1)
SP 11/1

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slow to break, held up in rear, some headway 2f out, no impression
11th
0.5L
silks
Mr Strutter (IRE) 5, ch g 9-1 (Mrs Amanda Harrison)
(Drawn 14) Rated 69
Sir Prancealot (IRE) - Khajool (IRE)(Haafhd (GB))
Breeder - Wardstown Stud Ltd

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

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held up in mid-division, struggling over 2f out
12th
0.75L
silks
Yes You (IRE) 5, ch m 9-10 (Top Of The Hill Racing Club)
(Drawn 19) Rated 73
Choisir (AUS) - Mexican Milly (IRE)(Noverre (USA))
Breeder - Tower Place Bloodstock

(Morning price: 8/1 7/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 10/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 16/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 16/1 20/1 22/1) SP 22/1

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tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
13th
2.75L
silks
Insurplus (IRE) 6, b g 8-2 (Mr D Renton & Mr J Goldie)
(Drawn 17) Rated 58
Bushranger (IRE) - Emly Express (IRE)(High Estate)
Breeder - Patrick J. Monahan

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

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mid-division, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out
Off 7.32
Time 1m. 23.39 secs, which is 1.78 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £196.60
Tote Trifecta- £1992.60
CSF- £155.91
Tricast- £2886.93.

Non runners Reckless Endeavour , Anif , Dream Walker (FR), Hunterwali (GB), Beverley Bullet (GB), Donnelly's Rainbow , Everkyllachy
2018 Misty Birnam 5 9-12 P J McDonald 14/1 (I Williams) (Drawn 5)
2017 Insurplus 4 9-5 D Tudhope 9/2Fav (J Goldie) (Drawn 4)
2016 Reinforced 3 8-12 A Mullen 12/1 (M Dods) (Drawn 10)

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