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Going - Soft (Good to soft in places). 

Placepot Pool - £66,001.53 Winning Units - 3520.49 Dividend - £18.70. Quadpot Pool - £6,127.28 Winning Units - 1243.44 Dividend - £4.90. Place Six Dividend - £12.04. Place Five Dividend - £5.18.

1st
silks
Storm Ahead (IRE) 6, b g 8-9 (Mr Ambrose Turnbull)
(Drawn 4)bl+sr Rated 71
Iffraaj (GB) - Loose Julie (IRE)(Cape Cross (IRE))
Breeder - Victor Stud and Brendan Cummins

(Morning price: 7/1 8/1 15/2 8/1 7/1 13/2 6/1 5/1 9/2 4/1)
(Ring price: 4/1 7/2 4/1 7/2 10/3 3/1) SP 3/1fav

Tote Win £3.70 Place £1.60
loading past form
held up, headway 3f out, led over 1f out, soon quickened away, comfortably
2nd
2.25L
silks
Dubai Acclaim (IRE) 4, b g 8-3 (S & G Clayton)
(Drawn 3)sr Rated 68
Acclamation (GB) - Bahati (IRE)(Intikhab (USA))
Breeder - Rathbarry Stud & Abbeylands Farm

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

loading past form
in touch in mid-division, headway 4f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, not pace of winner, kept on
3rd
nk
silks
Hammer Gun (USA) 6, b g 8-9 (Mr A Flint)
(Drawn 1)vs+ Rated 71
Smart Strike (CAN) - Caraboss (GB)(Cape Cross (IRE))
Breeder - Her Majesty The Queen

(Morning price: 5/1 11/2 6/1 13/2 6/1)
(Ring price: 6/1 11/2 6/1 13/2 7/1 15/2 8/1) SP 8/1

Place £2.00
loading past form
last to break, held up in rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, went 3rd entering final furlong, no impression on winner, kept on
4th
3.25L
silks
Intense Style (IRE) 7, ch g 8-7 (Rp Racing Ltd)
(Drawn 2)sr Rated 74
Intense Focus (USA) - Style Queen (IRE)(Galileo (IRE))
Breeder - J. S. Bolger & John Corcoran

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

loading past form
took keen hold, soon prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace
5th
shd
silks
Wufud (GB) 4, b c 9-7 (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)
(Drawn 6)ts2 Rated 83
Dubawi (IRE) - Tahrir (IRE)(Linamix (FR))
Breeder - Shadwell Estate Company Limited

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

loading past form
held up, shaken up 3f out, some headway and hung left over 1f out, never on terms
6th
2.5L
silks
London Protocol (FR) 6, ch g 9-1 (Nsu Leisure & Mrs Carolyn Seymour)
(Drawn 5)vs4 Rated 77
Muhtathir (GB) - Troiecat (FR)(One Cool Cat (USA))
Breeder - Mr Gerard Rollain

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

loading past form
prominent, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, weakened over 1f out
7th
1.75L
silks
Watheer (GB) 4, ch g 8-13 (Middleham Park Racing Ciii & Partner)
(Drawn 8)bl1 Rated 75
Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) - Sunset Shore (GB)(Hernando (FR))
Breeder - Miss K. Rausing

(Morning price: 12/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 16/1 18/1)
(Ring price: 18/1 20/1 22/1 25/1) SP 25/1

loading past form
led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
8th
2.5L
silks
Astonished (IRE) 4, ch f 9-5 (Mr Saeed Manana)
(Drawn 7)hd2sr Rated 81
Sea The Stars (IRE) - An Saincheann (IRE)(Dylan Thomas (IRE))
Breeder - Michael Ryan

(Morning price: 11/4 5/2 9/4 4/1)
(Ring price: 4/1 9/2 5/1) SP 5/1

loading past form
took keen hold in touch, switched right and pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced and beaten, well behind over 1f out
Off 2.11
Time 1m. 42.15 secs, which is 0.93 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £21.50
Tote Trifecta- £162.60
CSF- £21.82
Tricast- £130.75.


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