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Going - Good, Good To Firm In Places. Fine

Jackpot Pool - €546.85 Winning Units - 1.78 Dividend - €215.00. Placepot Pool - €20,511.64 Winning Units - 1329.16 Dividend - €10.80. Tote Aggregate - €94718.00.

1st
silks
Construct (GB) 4, b g 9-13 (Derek Kierans)
(2:39.02 1.21 secs slower on today's going ) (Drawn 1)ts2sr Rated 79(+4 after this run)
Maxios (GB) - Airfield (GB)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Ltd

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

Tote Win €11.10 Place €2.70
loading past form
chased leaders, ran freely early, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, disputed over 1f out, headed 1f out, rallied to dispute again inside final furlong, led close home
2nd
0.5L
silks
Happy Company (IRE) 5, ch g 8-11 (Parkview Bloodstock Syndicate)
(2:39.10) (Drawn 4)cp8 Rated 63(+2 after this run)
Fast Company (IRE) - Miss Mauna Kea (IRE)(Observatory (USA))
Breeder - Ms E O'Neill

(Morning price: 8/1 15/2 8/1 9/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 6/1 5/1 9/2 5/1 9/2 5/1)
(Ring price: 9/2 4/1 7/2) SP 7/2Jfav

Place €1.30
loading past form
held up early, mid-division halfway, ridden to progress on outer entering straight, 6th 2f out, stayed on to lead 1f out, joined inside final furlong, headed close home and held
3rd
1.5L
silks
Tirmizi (FR) 6, b g 10-2 (Paul Rooney)
(2:39.40) (Drawn 8)ts6hd9 Rated 82
Sea The Stars (IRE) - Timabiyra (IRE)(Linamix (FR))
Breeder - H H The Aga Khan Stud S C

(Morning price: 5/1 9/2 5/1 11/2 5/1 9/2 4/1 3/1 7/2 10/3 7/2 10/3 3/1 11/4 3/1 7/2 4/1)
(Ring price: 11/2 6/1 13/2 6/1) SP 6/1

Place €2.50
loading past form
chased leaders, improved to dispute after 3f, ridden to lead 2f out, pressed 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace
4th
0.5L
silks
Rock On Seamie (IRE) 4, b g 9-0 (Ray Hackett)
(2:39.48) (Drawn 3) Rated 66
Lilbourne Lad (IRE) - Sahaayeb (IRE)(Indian Haven (GB))
Breeder - L Lynch & R Sherrard

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

loading past form
chased leaders early, soon mid-division, ridden to progress and not clear run 2f out, attempted to press leaders and slightly short of room 1 1/2f out, under pressure in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace
5th
1.75L
silks
Grasping At Straws (IRE) 4, b f 9-2 (L Mulvany)
(2:39.81) (Drawn 2)ts9 Rated 68
Tough As Nails (IRE) - Miss Ailbhe (GB)(Polish Precedent (USA))
Breeder - Larry Mulvany

(Morning price: 14/1 16/1 14/1 20/1 22/1 20/1 18/1 16/1 18/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 12/1 10/1 9/1 8/1 7/1) SP 7/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, ridden 4f out, stayed on in 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
6th
2.25L
silks
New Direction (IRE) 7, b g 9-9 (Mrs J S Bolger)
(2:40.23) (Drawn 7) Rated 75(-2 after this run)
New Approach (IRE) - Gearanai (USA)(Toccet (USA))
Breeder - J S Bolger

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

loading past form
chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace
7th
1L
silks
California Lad (GB) 6, b g 9-2 (D MacAuliffe & Anoj Don Partnership)
(2:40.39) (Drawn 5)ts+vs+ Rated 68(-2 after this run)
Aussie Rules (USA) - Medaille D'or (GB)(With Approval (CAN))
Breeder - Miss K Rausing

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 20/1 18/1 22/1 25/1 33/1 28/1 33/1 25/1 28/1 33/1 28/1)
SP 33/1

loading past form
soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 3rd 4f out, no extra 1 1/2f out
8th
1.5L
silks
Bianca Minola (FR) 5, ch f 9-7 (Frank J Lynch)
(2:40.66) (Drawn 9) Rated 76
Shakespearean (IRE) - Transylvania (FR)(Motivator (GB))
Breeder - Patrick Burel

(Morning price: 14/1 12/1 11/1 10/1 8/1 10/1 9/1 8/1 9/1)
SP 10/1

loading past form
led, joined after 3f and disputed, ridden in 2nd 2f out, soon no extra
9th
1.75L
silks
Moonmeister (IRE) 8, b g 9-6 (Abigail Rugg)
(2:40.99) (Drawn 6)ts+bl5 Rated 72(-2 after this run)
Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Moon Unit (IRE)(Intikhab (USA))
Breeder - Killarkin Stud

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

loading past form
mid-division, ridden and dropped towards rear 4f out, soon no impression
10th
0.5L
silks
Schoolboy Error (IRE) 6, ch g 9-3 (Miss Zoe Casbolt)
(2:41.10) (Drawn 12) Rated 69(-1 after this run)
Roderic O'Connor (IRE) - La Grande Zoa (IRE)(Fantastic Light (USA))
Breeder - Paul Monaghan & T J Monaghan

(Morning price: 18/1 16/1 18/1 16/1 18/1 16/1 12/1 8/1 13/2 7/1 13/2 6/1 13/2 6/1 13/2 6/1 11/2 6/1 13/2 6/1 15/2)
(Ring price: 8/1 7/1 13/2 7/1) SP 7/1

loading past form
always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4f out
Off 7.00
Time 2m. 39.02 secs, which is 1.21 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €56.10
Tote Trifecta- €226.30
CSF- €41.68
Tricast- €210.74.

Non runners Poseidon (change in going), Andratx (change in going)
2018 Bianca Minola 4 9-1 W J Lee 11/4 (Richard John O'Brien) (Drawn 12)
2017 Bottleofsmoke 4 8-4 C D Hayes 5/2 (Gavin Patrick Cromwell) (Drawn 1)
2016 Synopsis 4 9-11 G F Carroll 6/1 (G M Lyons) (Drawn 3)
2015 Dancingwithangels 6 8-6 R P Downey (5) 8/1 (Thomas Cleary) (Drawn 7)
2014 Cliff House 4 9-3 N G McCullagh 9/2Fav (John J Walsh) (Drawn 5)

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