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Going - Soft (Good to Soft in places). 

Placepot Pool - £70,530.32 Winning Units - 309.67 Dividend - £227.70. Quadpot Pool - £6,548.24 Winning Units - 496.36 Dividend - £13.10. Place Six Dividend - £165.40. Place Five Dividend - £55.50.

1st
silks
Welsby (IRE) 5, b g 10-9 (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

Gold Well (GB) - Stonehouse (IRE)(Snurge)

(Morning price: 7/4 13/8 7/4 15/8 11/8 13/8)
(Ring price: 6/4 11/8 5/4 6/5 11/10 5/4 6/5 11/10 1/1) SP 1/1fav

Tote Win £1.70
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tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well
2nd
3.5L
silks
Henry's Joy (IRE) 4, b g 11-0 (Mr T G Leslie)

Craigsteel (GB) - Shocona (IRE)(Oscar Schindler (IRE))
Breeder - Mr J. Fortune

(Morning price: 7/1 13/2 6/1 13/2 6/1 9/2 4/1 7/2)
(Ring price: 3/1 11/4 5/2 9/4 2/1 15/8 2/1 9/4 2/1) SP 2/1

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set modest pace, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, no impression on winner final furlong
3rd
0.75L
silks
Atomic Rumble (IRE) 4, b g 11-0 (Mr C B Compton & Mrs Karen Bowen)
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Oscar (IRE) - Atomic Betty (IRE)(Anshan)
Breeder - M. O'Brien

(Morning price: 18/1 16/1 14/1 12/1 11/1 11/2 6/1 11/2 6/1)
(Ring price: 6/1 13/2 7/1 15/2 7/1 13/2) SP 13/2

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tracked leaders, ridden, hung left and not quicken over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
4th
11L
silks
Russian Spy (IRE) 4, b g 11-0 (Mr R E R Williams)

Sholokhov (IRE) - Elle Desert (GER)(Next Desert (GER))
Breeder - Rathdown Stud Ltd

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

loading past form
held up in last, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 2f out
Off 4.03
Time 4m. 24.40 secs, which is 4.29 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £3.70
Tote Trifecta- £6.60
CSF- £3.51.

Non runners Going Gold , Net De Treve (FR) Wimpole was withdrawn not under orders. Rule 4 does not apply.
2016 Cruiseaweigh 5 11-0 A P Heskin 1/1Fav (Tom George)
2015 Mahlerdramatic 5 11-0 Craig Gallagher (7) 11/2 (B Ellison)
2014 Globalisation 4 11-0 B J Geraghty 13/2 (Miss Rebecca Curtis)
2013 Deadly Sting 4 11-0 A P McCoy 11/8Fav (Jonjo O'Neill)
2012 Broadway Buffalo 4 11-7 T Scudamore 7/2 (David Pipe)

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