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Jackpot Pool - £14,084.51 Winning Units - 45.5 Dividend - £219.70. Placepot Pool - £69,241.03 Winning Units - 2779.98 Dividend - £18.10. Quadpot Pool - £3,773.09 Winning Units - 359.36 Dividend - £7.70. Place Six Dividend - £21.48. Place Five Dividend - £18.65.

1st
silks
Five Helmets (IRE) 2, b g 9-3 (The Famous Five Partnership)
(Drawn 4) Rated 68
Helmet (AUS) - Sweet Home Alabama (IRE)(Desert Prince (IRE))
Breeder - Ms Natalie Cleary

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

Tote Win £2.20 Place £1.10
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tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final 100 yards, going away towards finish
2nd
2.5L
silks
Smart Illusion (IRE) 2, b g 8-10 (Willow Farm Syndicate)
(Drawn 3) Rated 61
Dandy Man (IRE) - Deceptive (GB)(Red Ransom (USA))
Breeder - Fortbarrington Stud

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

Place £3.10
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soon led, driven 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra inside final 100 yards
3rd
1.25L
silks
Spirit Kingdom (USA) 2, ch f 9-7 (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum)
(Drawn 7) Rated 72
Animal Kingdom (USA) - Infinite Spirit (USA)(Maria's Mon (USA))
Breeder - Godolphin

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

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pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken inside final 2f, lost place over 1f out, well held in 3rd inside final furlong
4th
0.5L
silks
Pesci (IRE) 2, b g 9-3 (Merchants and Missionaries)
(Drawn 8) Rated 68
Elzaam (AUS) - Siansa (IRE)(Teofilo (IRE))
Breeder - Clare & Eugene Heary

(Morning price: 5/1 4/1 7/4 13/8 15/8 2/1 9/4)
(Ring price: 9/4 85/40 11/5 9/4 85/40 2/1 15/8 9/5 15/8 9/5 7/4) SP 7/4

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tracked leaders, effort on outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms
5th
7L
silks
Carlow Boy (IRE) 2, b g 8-4 (Andy Bell & Fergus Lyons)
(Drawn 1) Rated 55
Elzaam (AUS) - Whitershadeofpale (IRE)(Definite Article (GB))
Breeder - Mr Robert Powell

(Morning price: 40/1 28/1 40/1 28/1 25/1 22/1 20/1 22/1 20/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 28/1 25/1 28/1 33/1) SP 33/1

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outpaced in rear, ridden over 3f out, never able to challenge, weakened 1f out
Off 2.31
Time 1m. 33.03 secs, which is 0.52 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £8.40
Tote Trifecta- £28.20
CSF- £9.78.

Non runners Abie's Hollow (GB), Ventura Bay , One To Go (GB)
2017 Go Now Go Now 2 9-2 P McDonald 6/1 (Mark Johnston) (Drawn 8)
2016 Muirsheen Durkin 2 9-7 R Kingscote 3/1 (Tom Dascombe) (Drawn 7)
2015 Bathos 2 8-9 J Fanning 3/1 (Mark Johnston) (Drawn 6)
2014 Abbey Angel 2 9-7 T Hamilton 2/1Fav (Richard Fahey) (Drawn 4)
2013 Flora Medici 2 9-6 Luke Morris 11/2 (Sir Mark Prescott Bt) (Drawn 2)

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