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Going - Soft to Heavy. Fine

Jackpot Not Won.Pool €481.30 carried forward to Dundalk on Fri, 6th Jan. Placepot Pool - €15,852.38 Winning Units - 219.59 Dividend - €50.50. Tote Aggregate - €59886.00.

1st
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Brightest Flame (IRE) 6, b g 11-4 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(5:46.7 0.65 secs faster on today's going ) bl1
Shantou (USA) - Sparkling Sword (GB)(Broadsword (USA))
Breeder - S Lanigan-O'Keeffe

(Morning price: 5/2 2/1 9/4)
(Ring price: 2/1 9/4 2/1) SP 2/1

Tote Win €3.10 Place €1.02
loading past form
tracked leaders, pushed along briefly from 7th, 5th from next, 3rd approaching 3 out, soon ridden, 2nd approaching 2 out where led and slight mistake, quickly clear, slight mistake last, stayed on well run-in, easily
2nd
20L
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Berry Des Aulmes (FR) 6, b g 11-4 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(5:51.3)
Smadoun (FR) - Opaline Des Aulmes (FR)(Le Balafre (FR))
Breeder - M Emmanuel Bodard

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

Place €1.02
loading past form
disputed lead, mistake 7th, led before next, headed 2 out, soon no extra
3rd
18L
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Thekingofrocknroll (IRE) 7, b g 10-11 (Martin T Murphy)
(5:56.3)
Marienbard (IRE) - Hadaani (GB)(Mtoto)
Breeder - Con O'Keeffe

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

loading past form
tracked leaders, disputed 3rd from 8th, 2nd approaching 3 out, soon ridden and no impression approaching 2 out in 3rd and slight mistake, no extra and not fluent last
4th
14L
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Roisin A Chroi (IRE) 6, b m 10-11 (Ms Eileen O'Brien)
(5:59.8)
Kayf Tara (GB) - Barracree Rose (IRE)(Roselier (FR))
Breeder - Mrs Eileen O'Brien

(Morning price: 8/1 4/1)
(Ring price: 5/1 9/2 5/1 9/2) SP 9/2

loading past form
tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, disputed 3rd from 8th, pushed along before 4 out where not fluent, soon under pressure, 4th approaching 3 out, soon no extra
5th
10L
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Finnegan's Hollow (IRE) 8, br g 11-4 (Henry Cleary)
(6:02.1)
Indian River (FR) - Whisper Dawn (IRE)(Fasliyev (USA))
Breeder - Sean Finnegan

(Morning price: 50/1 33/1)
SP 33/1

loading past form
held up, moderate 7th after 4th, never a factor
p.u.
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Monchengladbach (IRE) 5, br g 11-1 (Gigginstown House Stud)

Presenting (GB) - Attention (IRE)(Good Thyne (USA))
Breeder - Donal Murphy

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

loading past form
towards rear, slightly slow 1st and reminders, pushed along after next, moderate 8th after 4th, soon no danger, pulled up before 7th
p.u.
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Amber Alley (IRE) 6, ch f 10-11 (Dermot P O'Brien)

Marienbard (IRE) - Carroll Splenden (IRE)(Carroll House)
Breeder - Mr Dermot P O'Brien

(Morning price: 50/1 66/1 100/1 125/1)
(Ring price: 66/1 100/1) SP 100/1

loading past form
towards rear, slight mistake 2nd, jumped left 3rd, soon behind, reminders 6th, jumped left next and no danger, pulled up before 2 out
p.u.
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Ask The Legend (GB) 8, b f 10-11 (George Hearn)

Midnight Legend (GB) - Ask Me What (IRE)(Shernazar)
Breeder - Miss Paula Hearn

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

loading past form
disputed lead, headed before 8th, dropped to 5th approaching 3 out, weakened, pulled up before 2 out
p.u.
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Trendy Present (IRE) 6, b f 10-11 (Mrs Mary C O'Connor)

Presenting (GB) - Parkdota (IRE)(Good Thyne (USA))
Breeder - Mrs Mary O'Connor

(Morning price: 66/1 80/1)
SP 66/1

loading past form
held up in touch, 6th after 4th, pushed along 8th, soon no danger, pulled up before 2 out
Off 1.05
Time 5m. 46.70 secs, which is 0.65 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €6.70
Tote Trifecta- €19.10
CSF- €5.75.


2016 Abandoned
2015 Sambremont 5 11-1 R Walsh 8/15Fav (W P Mullins)
2014 Flaming Dawn 6 11-12 P Townend 5/2JFav (E J O'Grady)
2013 Milborough 7 11-4 D N Russell 5/2JFav (C Byrnes)
2012 Firebird Flyer 5 10-8 B Hayes (7) 9/4Fav (James Daniel Dullea)
2011 Stay 6 10-11 R J McCarth (7) 33/1 (C A Murphy)

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