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Merchant Navy (AUS) 4,b c 9-6

Fastnet Rock-Legally Bay(Snippets)

ts5bl3 (Merchant Navy Syndicate)
Rated 117

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Ardhoomey (IRE) 6,b g 9-3

Dark Angel-Moy Joy(Orpen)

ts+(14) c2 (Moyville Racing Syndicate)
Rated 104

Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE2761112.75
UK100-1.00

12th May 18 Curragh(5f Flat, Heavy (Straight), Soft To Heavy (Round)) Rated 104 7/1 9-5 C T Keane 1st of 8 runners, by hd and 2L from Gorane and Gymkhana

20th Oct 17 Dundalk(5f Flat, Standard) Rated 106 6/1 9-13 C T Keane 5th of 13 runners, 3.75L behind Take Cover

8th Oct 17 Navan(5f 182yds Flat, Yielding To Soft; Changed to Soft after 1st Race) Rated 107 7/2 9-5 C T Keane 6th of 12 runners, 1.63L behind Texas Rock

Trainer Quotes

G M Lyons quotes on Ardhoomey (IRE)

We love him. With him and Brendan Brackan in the yard you are in safe hands,. Colin said he got tired at the end and he thought she (Gorane) was going to get back up and do him. He's one of those old age pensioners in the yard that does what it says on the tin. I'm delighted to have him. His wind doesn't seem to be as bad this year as it has started on other years. He should improve from that. This winter we've said we wouldn't mind having a go at seven at some stage. If his wind allows us that's what we'd like to do. It's just fun with him. Whatever presents itself, and while he's around and has a heartbeat, we'll partake and have fun with him.
After Ardhoomey (IRE) finished 1st at Curragh on Sat, 12th May 2018 5f Flat Soft to Heavy

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Ardhoomey (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
G Force (IRE)3
8th Oct Navan(5f 182yds, Flat, Yielding To Soft; Changed to Soft after 1st Race) G Force (IRE) 4th (33/1 9-5 Rated 92) G F Carroll .75L in front of Ardhoomey (IRE) 6th (7/2 9-5 Rated 107) C T Keane (12 ran)
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3rd Sep Navan(5f 182yds, Flat, Yielding (changed to Soft after 1st race)) G Force (IRE) 3rd (8/1 9-4 Rated 100) P J Smullen 2.75L in front of Ardhoomey (IRE) 6th (4/1 9-8 Rated 103) C T Keane (7 ran)
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16th Jul Curragh(5f , Flat, Good (Round Crse), Good To Yielding, yielding in places (Straight Crse)) Ardhoomey (IRE) 5th (10/1 9-7 Rated 104) C T Keane 1.25L in front of G Force (IRE) 6th (18/1 9-7 Rated 108) C D Hayes (6 ran)
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Brando (GB)1
16th Jul Curragh(5f , Flat, Good (Round Crse), Good To Yielding, yielding in places (Straight Crse)) Brando (GB) 2nd (9/4 9-7 Rated 110) T Eaves 2.00L in front of Ardhoomey (IRE) 5th (10/1 9-7 Rated 104) C T Keane (6 ran)
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Smash Williams (IRE)1
24th Apr Navan(5f , Flat, Good, Good to Firm in places) Ardhoomey (IRE) 2nd (11/2 10-0 Rated 112) C T Keane 7.25L in front of Smash Williams (IRE) 8th (8/1 9-9 Rated 105) K J Manning (9 ran)
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Brando (GB) 6,ch g 9-3

Pivotal-Argent Du Bois(Silver Hawk)

(10) d6 (Mrs Angie Bailey)
Rated 114

Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE101-1.00
UK227814.70
Other210

16th May 18 York(6f Flat, Good to Firm) Rated 115 7/2 9-8 T Eaves 2nd of 5 runners, 2L behind Harry Angel

19th Apr 18 Newmarket(6f Flat, Good) Rated 115 9/2 9-7 T Eaves 1st of 8 runners, by 0.75L and 1.25L from Sir Dancealot and Projection

21st Oct 17 Ascot(6f Flat, Soft) Rated 116 20/1 9-2 T Eaves 6th of 12 runners, 4.5L behind Librisa Breeze

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Brando (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
G Force (IRE)2
17th Sep Ayr(6f , Flat Hcap, Good to Soft) Brando (GB) 1st (11/1 9-10 Rated 110) T Eaves 2.75L in front of G Force (IRE) 4th (10/1 9-2 Rated 102) C D Hayes (23 ran)
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16th Jul Curragh(5f , Flat, Good (Round Crse), Good To Yielding, yielding in places (Straight Crse)) Brando (GB) 2nd (9/4 9-7 Rated 110) T Eaves 3.25L in front of G Force (IRE) 6th (18/1 9-7 Rated 108) C D Hayes (6 ran)
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Ardhoomey (IRE)1
16th Jul Curragh(5f , Flat, Good (Round Crse), Good To Yielding, yielding in places (Straight Crse)) Brando (GB) 2nd (9/4 9-7 Rated 110) T Eaves 2.00L in front of Ardhoomey (IRE) 5th (10/1 9-7 Rated 104) C T Keane (6 ran)
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Tasleet (GB)4
21st Oct Ascot(6f , Flat, Soft) Tasleet (GB) 2nd (10/1 9-2 Rated 116) Jim Crowley 3.25L in front of Brando (GB) 6th (20/1 9-2 Rated 116) T Eaves (12 ran)
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9th Sep Haydock(6f , Flat, Heavy) Tasleet (GB) 2nd (9/2 9-3 Rated 116) Jim Crowley 7.75L in front of Brando (GB) 9th (5/1 9-3 Rated 116) T Eaves (11 ran)
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15th Jul Newmarket(6f , Flat, Good to Firm) Brando (GB) 3rd (28/1 9-6 Rated 116) T Eaves 3.81L in front of Tasleet (GB) 10th (9/1 9-6 Rated 116) Jim Crowley (10 ran)
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17th May York(6f , Flat, Soft) Tasleet (GB) 1st (14/1 9-8 Rated 110) Jim Crowley 31.50L in front of Brando (GB) 12th (5/2Fav 9-8 Rated 116) T Eaves (12 ran)
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Intelligence Cross (USA)3
21st Oct Ascot(6f , Flat, Soft) Brando (GB) 6th (20/1 9-2 Rated 116) T Eaves 14.25L in front of Intelligence Cross (USA) 12th (100/1 9-1 Rated 110) J A Heffernan (12 ran)
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6th Aug Deauville(6f 101yds, Flat, Good) Brando (GB) 1st (9/1 9-3 Rated 116) T Eaves Intelligence Cross (USA) (80/1 8-12 Rated 112) J A Heffernan (13 ran)
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15th Jul Newmarket(6f , Flat, Good to Firm) Brando (GB) 3rd (28/1 9-6 Rated 116) T Eaves .31L in front of Intelligence Cross (USA) 5th (100/1 9-0 Rated 104) P B Beggy (10 ran)
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Fas (IRE)1
6th Aug Deauville(6f 101yds, Flat, Good) Brando (GB) 1st (9/1 9-3 Rated 116) T Eaves Fas (IRE) (20/1 8-12) M Guyon (13 ran)
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Spirit Of Valor (USA)1
19th Apr Newmarket(6f , Flat, Good) Brando (GB) 1st (9/2 9-7 Rated 115) T Eaves 8.31L in front of Spirit Of Valor (USA) 8th (5/1 9-7 Rated 115) R L Moore (8 ran)
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Fas (IRE) 4,b c 9-3

Fastnet Rock-Sotka(Dutch Art)

(272) (Ballylinch Stud)
Rated 108

Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
Other621

27th Aug 17 Deauville(5f 212yds Flat, Standard) 10/1 9-1 P C Boudot unplaced of 7 runners, in race won by Signs Of Blessing

6th Aug 17 Deauville(6f 101yds Flat, Good) 20/1 8-12 M Guyon unplaced of 13 runners, in race won by Brando

9th Apr 17 Chantilly(5f 212yds Flat, Good) 11/2 8-13 M Guyon 1st of 10 runners, by and from Precieuse and Spanish Fly

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Fas (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Brando (GB)1
6th Aug Deauville(6f 101yds, Flat, Good) Brando (GB) 1st (9/1 9-3 Rated 116) T Eaves Fas (IRE) (20/1 8-12) M Guyon (13 ran)
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Intelligence Cross (USA)1
6th Aug Deauville(6f 101yds, Flat, Good) Fas (IRE) (20/1 8-12) M Guyon Intelligence Cross (USA) (80/1 8-12 Rated 112) J A Heffernan (13 ran)
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G Force (IRE) 7,b g 9-3

Tamayuz-Flanders(Common Grounds)

bl7(33) d2 bf (Ontoawinner Syndicate)
Rated 101

Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1413-9.00
UK1733-0.25
Other100

23rd Apr 18 Navan(5f 164yds Flat Hcap, Yielding To Soft) Rated 101 4/1Fav 9-6 S M Crosse (10) 3rd of 13 runners, 0.75L and 1L behind Mokhalad and Amanaat

13th Apr 18 Naas(6f Flat Hcap, Soft To Heavy, Soft In Places) Rated 95 4/1 9-4 S M Crosse (10) 1st of 6 runners, by 5.5L and 0.5L from Comhghairdeas and Band Of Outlaws

7th Apr 18 Navan(5f 164yds Flat, Heavy) Rated 95 9/2 9-7 S Foley 3rd of 4 runners, 1.25L and 4L behind Downforce and Son Of Rest

Trainer Quotes

Adrian Paul Keatley quotes on G Force (IRE)

The two runs would have brought him on a ton. He ran a blinder on his first two runs and that will do his confidence the world of good. He wouldn't be the most confident creature in the world. Last year I cut him and did his wind at the start of last year and he just never thrived all year. He was a head and a tail all last year. This winter he has thrived and hopefully now he can step up again. There is a decent handicap in him along the way, hopefully a Stewards Cup or an Ayr Gold Cup. That's the long-term plan. Goodwood turned up fierce soft last year and Ayr last year wasn't even run but most years there is plenty of cut in the ground. He probably doesn't want it as deep as that but he wants a good bit of ease. It's good to get him off the mark.
After G Force (IRE) finished 1st at Naas on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 6f Flat Hcap Soft to Heavy

Head to Head

In the last 3 years G Force (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Ardhoomey (IRE)3
8th Oct Navan(5f 182yds, Flat, Yielding To Soft; Changed to Soft after 1st Race) G Force (IRE) 4th (33/1 9-5 Rated 92) G F Carroll .75L in front of Ardhoomey (IRE) 6th (7/2 9-5 Rated 107) C T Keane (12 ran)
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3rd Sep Navan(5f 182yds, Flat, Yielding (changed to Soft after 1st race)) G Force (IRE) 3rd (8/1 9-4 Rated 100) P J Smullen 2.75L in front of Ardhoomey (IRE) 6th (4/1 9-8 Rated 103) C T Keane (7 ran)
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16th Jul Curragh(5f , Flat, Good (Round Crse), Good To Yielding, yielding in places (Straight Crse)) Ardhoomey (IRE) 5th (10/1 9-7 Rated 104) C T Keane 1.25L in front of G Force (IRE) 6th (18/1 9-7 Rated 108) C D Hayes (6 ran)
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Brando (GB)2
17th Sep Ayr(6f , Flat Hcap, Good to Soft) Brando (GB) 1st (11/1 9-10 Rated 110) T Eaves 2.75L in front of G Force (IRE) 4th (10/1 9-2 Rated 102) C D Hayes (23 ran)
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16th Jul Curragh(5f , Flat, Good (Round Crse), Good To Yielding, yielding in places (Straight Crse)) Brando (GB) 2nd (9/4 9-7 Rated 110) T Eaves 3.25L in front of G Force (IRE) 6th (18/1 9-7 Rated 108) C D Hayes (6 ran)
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Smash Williams (IRE)1
25th Mar Naas(6f , Flat Hcap, Soft to Heavy, Soft In Places) Smash Williams (IRE) 2nd (14/1 9-8 Rated 96) K J Manning 1.75L in front of G Force (IRE) 4th (12/1 9-7 Rated 95) S Foley (9 ran)
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Intelligence Cross (USA) 4,b c 9-3

War Front-Good Vibes(Unbridled's Song)

ts+bl6(217) cd2 (Mrs John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)
Rated 110

Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE732-1.10
UK602-6.00
Other200

21st Oct 17 Ascot(6f Flat, Soft) Rated 110 100/1 9-1 J A Heffernan 12th of 12 runners, 18.75L behind Librisa Breeze

2nd Sep 17 Navan(5f 182yds Flat, Yielding, Good in Places) Rated 110 8/13Fav 9-3 D O Brien 1st of 5 runners, by 2.75L and 1.5L from Mr Scarlet and Swish

13th Aug 17 Curragh(6f Flat, Good To Firm) Rated 112 6/1 9-3 J A Heffernan 6th of 10 runners, 2.06L behind Washington DC

Trainer Quotes

A P O'Brien quotes on Intelligence Cross (USA)

He's a nice horse and improved nicely. He had a lovely run under Ana the first day. He loves fast ground and Ryan said the ground didn't feel that bad on him. He was very happy with him. I was worried about the ground for this horse but Ryan was surprised by how nice it was. We'll maybe look at the July Stakes at Newmarket with him. He's very fast and I'd imagine we'll stay at six furlongs for a good while with him - as long as we can. He's a big strong horse and made like a sprinter.
After Intelligence Cross (USA) finished 1st at Curragh on Sat, 25th Jun 2016 6f Flat Maiden Good to Yielding

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Intelligence Cross (USA) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Brando (GB)3
21st Oct Ascot(6f , Flat, Soft) Brando (GB) 6th (20/1 9-2 Rated 116) T Eaves 14.25L in front of Intelligence Cross (USA) 12th (100/1 9-1 Rated 110) J A Heffernan (12 ran)
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6th Aug Deauville(6f 101yds, Flat, Good) Brando (GB) 1st (9/1 9-3 Rated 116) T Eaves Intelligence Cross (USA) (80/1 8-12 Rated 112) J A Heffernan (13 ran)
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15th Jul Newmarket(6f , Flat, Good to Firm) Brando (GB) 3rd (28/1 9-6 Rated 116) T Eaves .31L in front of Intelligence Cross (USA) 5th (100/1 9-0 Rated 104) P B Beggy (10 ran)
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Tasleet (GB)2
21st Oct Ascot(6f , Flat, Soft) Tasleet (GB) 2nd (10/1 9-2 Rated 116) Jim Crowley 17.50L in front of Intelligence Cross (USA) 12th (100/1 9-1 Rated 110) J A Heffernan (12 ran)
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15th Jul Newmarket(6f , Flat, Good to Firm) Intelligence Cross (USA) 5th (100/1 9-0 Rated 104) P B Beggy 3.50L in front of Tasleet (GB) 10th (9/1 9-6 Rated 116) Jim Crowley (10 ran)
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Fas (IRE)1
6th Aug Deauville(6f 101yds, Flat, Good) Fas (IRE) (20/1 8-12) M Guyon Intelligence Cross (USA) (80/1 8-12 Rated 112) J A Heffernan (13 ran)
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Smash Williams (IRE) 5,ch g 9-3

Fracas-Take Flight(Pivotal)

ts2(7) cd2 (Military Syndicate & Mrs J S Bolger)
Rated 98

Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE9221.20
Other101

19th May 18 Navan(5f Flat Hcap, Good To Firm, Firm In Places) Rated 98 8/1 1 K J Manning 3rd of 11 runners, 1.5L and 1L behind Blue Uluru and Oneoveryou

23rd Apr 18 Navan(5f Flat, Yielding To Soft) Rated 98 8/1 9-9 K J Manning 8th of 8 runners, 8.81L behind Primo Uomo

25th Mar 18 Naas(6f Flat Hcap, Soft to Heavy, Soft In Places) Rated 96 14/1 9-8 K J Manning 2nd of 9 runners, hd behind Medicine Jack

Trainer Quotes

J S Bolger quotes on Smash Williams (IRE)

That was just as good as last week. He's a quick horse and settled the issue very quickly,.
After Smash Williams (IRE) finished 1st at Curragh on Sun, 30th Aug 2015 6f Flat Yielding to Soft

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Smash Williams (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
G Force (IRE)1
25th Mar Naas(6f , Flat Hcap, Soft to Heavy, Soft In Places) Smash Williams (IRE) 2nd (14/1 9-8 Rated 96) K J Manning 1.75L in front of G Force (IRE) 4th (12/1 9-7 Rated 95) S Foley (9 ran)
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Ardhoomey (IRE)1
24th Apr Navan(5f , Flat, Good, Good to Firm in places) Ardhoomey (IRE) 2nd (11/2 10-0 Rated 112) C T Keane 7.25L in front of Smash Williams (IRE) 8th (8/1 9-9 Rated 105) K J Manning (9 ran)
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Spirit Of Valor (USA) 4,b c 9-3

War Front-Stone Hope(Grindstone)

ts+bl9(37) c1 d1 (Derrick SmithMrs John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Stonestreet Stables, LLC)
Rated 114

Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE5220.12
UK501-5.00
Other100

19th Apr 18 Newmarket(6f Flat, Good) Rated 115 5/1 9-7 R L Moore 8th of 8 runners, 8.31L behind Brando

16th Sep 17 Doncaster(7f 6yds Flat, Good to Soft) Rated 116 13/2 9-4 R L Moore 4th of 8 runners, 1.81L behind Aclaim

1st Aug 17 Goodwood(7f Flat, Good) Rated 114 7/1 9-0 R L Moore 10th of 13 runners, 4.62L behind Breton Rock

Trainer Quotes

A P O'Brien quotes on Spirit Of Valor (USA)

Over six or seven furlongs on fast ground he's obviously a real good horse,. He had a very good run in Ascot. We tried him at a mile the first day and it was stretching him a bit. Then we came back on a mile on soft ground. Ryan was very happy with him. There were horses with good form in that race. We might have a look at the Lennox in Goodwood or something like that. There's no doubt he's improving. He's by War Front so he would like nice ground and the reason they do is because they are all fast horses.
After Spirit Of Valor (USA) finished 1st at Curragh on Sun, 16th Jul 2017 7f Flat Good to Firm

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Spirit Of Valor (USA) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Brando (GB)1
19th Apr Newmarket(6f , Flat, Good) Brando (GB) 1st (9/2 9-7 Rated 115) T Eaves 8.31L in front of Spirit Of Valor (USA) 8th (5/1 9-7 Rated 115) R L Moore (8 ran)
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Tasleet (GB) 5,b h 9-3

Showcasing-Bird Key(Cadeaux Genereux)

cp6(217) d4 (Hamdan Al Maktoum)
Rated 116

Last Three Runs
Flat StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK14569.48

21st Oct 17 Ascot(6f Flat, Soft) Rated 116 10/1 9-2 Jim Crowley 2nd of 12 runners, 1.25L behind Librisa Breeze

9th Sep 17 Haydock(6f Flat, Heavy) Rated 116 9/2 9-3 Jim Crowley 2nd of 11 runners, 4L behind Harry Angel

15th Jul 17 Newmarket(6f Flat, Good to Firm) Rated 116 9/1 9-6 Jim Crowley 10th of 10 runners, 5.56L behind Harry Angel

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Tasleet (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Brando (GB)4
21st Oct Ascot(6f , Flat, Soft) Tasleet (GB) 2nd (10/1 9-2 Rated 116) Jim Crowley 3.25L in front of Brando (GB) 6th (20/1 9-2 Rated 116) T Eaves (12 ran)
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9th Sep Haydock(6f , Flat, Heavy) Tasleet (GB) 2nd (9/2 9-3 Rated 116) Jim Crowley 7.75L in front of Brando (GB) 9th (5/1 9-3 Rated 116) T Eaves (11 ran)
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15th Jul Newmarket(6f , Flat, Good to Firm) Brando (GB) 3rd (28/1 9-6 Rated 116) T Eaves 3.81L in front of Tasleet (GB) 10th (9/1 9-6 Rated 116) Jim Crowley (10 ran)
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17th May York(6f , Flat, Soft) Tasleet (GB) 1st (14/1 9-8 Rated 110) Jim Crowley 31.50L in front of Brando (GB) 12th (5/2Fav 9-8 Rated 116) T Eaves (12 ran)
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Intelligence Cross (USA)2
21st Oct Ascot(6f , Flat, Soft) Tasleet (GB) 2nd (10/1 9-2 Rated 116) Jim Crowley 17.50L in front of Intelligence Cross (USA) 12th (100/1 9-1 Rated 110) J A Heffernan (12 ran)
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15th Jul Newmarket(6f , Flat, Good to Firm) Intelligence Cross (USA) 5th (100/1 9-0 Rated 104) P B Beggy 3.50L in front of Tasleet (GB) 10th (9/1 9-6 Rated 116) Jim Crowley (10 ran)
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Symbols Explained

ts2 Tongue Strap vs2 Visor hd2 Hood es2 Eye Shield ec2 Eye Cover cp2 Cheekpiece bl2 Blinkers tt2 Tongue Tie cd2 Course and Distance Winner c2 Course Winner d2 Distance Winner bf Beaten Favourite on Last Run

The superscript number on headgear bl2 indicates number of times worn. A plus bl+ indicates more than 10 times where as red background bl1indicates first time.

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