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Going - Good (Good to Firm in places). Showery

Jackpot Pool - €583.70 Winning Units - 14.72 Dividend - €27.70. Placepot Pool - €19,727.41 Winning Units - 2051.61 Dividend - €6.70. Tote Aggregate - €114716.00.

1st
silks
Pass The Ball (IRE) 9, b g 11-0 (John P McManus)
(4:54.7 1 faster on today's going ) Rated 111(+8 after this run)
Westerner (GB) - Hudson Hope (IRE)(Topanoora)
Breeder - Spratstown Stud JGM

(Morning price: 9/2 11/2)
(Ring price: 4/1 9/2 4/1 7/2 4/1) SP 7/2

Tote Win €4.60 Place €1.60
loading past form
disputed lead, led from 5th and made rest, ridden after 2 out, stayed on well run-in
2nd
1.5L
silks
Castlehume (IRE) 6, b/br g 10-7 (Castlehume Syndicate)
(4:55.0) Rated 103
Kalanisi (IRE) - Littleton Liberty (GB)(Royal Applause (GB))
Breeder - William Flood

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

Place €1.02
loading past form
rear of mid-division, headway 4 out, 3rd next, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, kept on same pace in 2nd run-in
3rd
4.25L
silks
Gentleman Duke (IRE) 10, b g 10-8 (John P McManus)
(4:55.7) cp+ Rated 105
Bachelor Duke (USA) - Housekeeping (GB)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - Paul McEnery

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

Place €3.20
loading past form
mid-division on inner, pushed along after 3 out, short of room briefly in 4th entering straight, 4th at last, ridden and kept on without threatening run-in
4th
2.25L
silks
Creeping Ivy (IRE) 6, br f 10-2 (Noel Reynolds)
(4:56.1) ts+cp1 Rated 99
Mustameet (USA) - Just Like Ivy (CAN)(Street Cry (IRE))
Breeder - Michael Rogers

(Morning price: 15/2 8/1 10/1 11/1 12/1 14/1)
SP 20/1

loading past form
in rear, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, 3rd at last, no extra in 4th inside final furlong
5th
6.5L
silks
Presenting Mahler (IRE) 8, ch f 10-5 (Patrick G McKeon)
(4:57.3) Rated 107(-1 after this run)
Mahler (GB) - Oddly Presented (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - Thomas Meagher

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

loading past form
disputed lead, headed 5th, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, weakened
6th
shd
silks
Mr Boss Man (IRE) 10, b g 11-2 (Camillus Slevin)
(4:57.4) Rated 113(-2 after this run)
Beneficial (GB) - Sarah Massini (IRE)(Dr Massini (IRE))
Breeder - W Tanner

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

loading past form
tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, soon ridden and weakened
7th
21L
silks
Black Benny (IRE) 13, br g 10-4 (Miss C Woods)
(5:01.6) ts+ Rated 101(-3 after this run)
Close Conflict (USA) - Treen (IRE)(Charnwood Forest (IRE))
Breeder - Joe Fogarty

(Morning price: 20/1 18/1 20/1 18/1 20/1 18/1 20/1 18/1 20/1 18/1)
(Ring price: 28/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
always towards rear, never a factor
8th
8L
silks
Fearachain (IRE) 10, b g 11-7 (Mrs Sandra McCarthy)
(5:03.3) Rated 118(-1 after this run)
Craigsteel (GB) - Amerfontaine (IRE)(Lord Americo)
Breeder - Peter McCarthy

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

loading past form
tracked leaders, ridden and weakened from before 3 out
9th
nk
silks
Bitview Colin (IRE) 7, ch g 10-8 (Mrs Imelda O'Riordan)
(5:03.3) ts+bl+ Rated 112(-1 after this run)
Whitmore's Conn (USA) - Madame Stella (FR)(Snurge)
Breeder - Michael G Daly

(Morning price: 16/1 14/1 18/1 20/1 25/1 22/1 25/1)
SP 33/1

loading past form
always towards rear, slight mistake 6th, never a factor
fell
silks
Global Fert (IRE) 8, b g 10-7 (Frank Reynolds)
ts6 Rated 104
Flemensfirth (USA) - Global Diamond (IRE)(Classic Music (USA))
Breeder - Thomas Mulhern

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

loading past form
mid-division on outer, pushed along in 6th when fell 2 out
Off 8.20
Time 4m. 54.70 secs, which is 1 faster than the course average on today's going
CSF €7.87.
Tricast €62.78.
Tote Exacta €11.70.
Tote Trifecta €143.10.

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2017 Ben Button 7 10-12 R Walsh 2/5Fav (W P Mullins)
2016 Kylecrue 9 11-4 Donagh Meyler (5) 15/2 (John Patrick Ryan)
2015 Kylecrue 8 10-10 D J Mullins (3) 6/1 (John Patrick Ryan)
2014 Give Me A Break 5 10-0 A P Heskin 2/1Fav (Michael Hourigan)
2013 Top Madam 7 11-3 Mr H D Dunne (7) 14/1 (Donal Coffey)

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