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Going - Good (Good to Soft in places). 

Placepot Pool - £38,613.62 Winning Units - 882.15 Dividend - £31.90. Quadpot Pool - £4,378.95 Winning Units - 189.89 Dividend - £17.00. Place Six Dividend - £53.00. Place Five Dividend - £32.34.

1st
silks
Dutch Coed (GB) 7, b g 8-3 (Ms Sara Hattersley)
(Drawn 9)sr Rated 50
Dutch Art (GB) - Discoed (GB)(Distinctly North (USA))
Breeder - Sara Hattersley

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

Tote Win £7.60 Place £1.90
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slowly into stride, switched outside over 2f out, soon ridden, ran on inside final furlong, finished strongly to lead towards finish
2nd
0.75L
silks
Ventura Royal (IRE) 4, ch f 9-4 (Middleham Park Racing Cxvii)
(Drawn 8)hd1 Rated 62
Teofilo (IRE) - Ermine And Velvet (GB)(Nayef (USA))
Breeder - Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

(Morning price: 6/1 13/2 15/2 9/1 12/1 10/1)
(Ring price: 11/1 12/1 14/1) SP 14/1

Place £2.70
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led, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed towards finish
3rd
0.75L
silks
Majeste (GB) 5, b g 9-7 (Let's Be Lucky Racing 17 & Partner)
(Drawn 4) Rated 65
Acclamation (GB) - Winged Valkyrie (IRE)(Hawk Wing (USA))
Breeder - Marston Stud

(Morning price: 11/8 7/4 6/4 11/8)
SP 13/8fav

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tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite pace to get on terms
4th
1L
silks
Whatwouldyouknow (IRE) 4, b g 9-6 (Dearing Plastics Ltd & Partner)
(Drawn 2) Rated 64
Lope De Vega (IRE) - Holamo (IRE)(Montjeu (IRE))
Breeder - Holamo Partnership

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

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held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, kept on same pace, no extra in 4th closing stages
5th
3.25L
silks
Size Matters (GB) 5, b g 8-4 (Mr M E Sowersby)
(Drawn 3) Rated 48
Captain Gerrard (IRE) - Icky Woo (GB)(Mark Of Esteem (IRE))
Breeder - Mickley Stud

(Morning price: 9/1 11/1 14/1 16/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 12/1 10/1 9/1 10/1 9/1) SP 9/1

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tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression when lost place inside final furlong
6th
4.5L
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Mont Royal (FR) 5, gr g 8-10 (Mr Terence Elsey)
(Drawn 6) Rated 54
Naaqoos (GB) - Take Blood (FR)(Take Risks (FR))
Breeder - Dr Vet Gerard Samain

(Morning price: 16/1 12/1 10/1 12/1)
SP 10/1

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dwelt, in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never near leaders
7th
2.5L
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Late For The Sky (GB) 5, b m 8-2 (Mr P J Metcalfe)
(Drawn 1) Rated 45
Shirocco (GER) - China Lily (USA)(Street Cry (IRE))
Breeder - Philip Metcalfe

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

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tracked leaders, outpaced when ridden over 3f out, never able to challenge, weakened inside final furlong
8th
5L
silks
Zarkavon (GB) 5, b m 8-2 (J S Wainwright & Peter Clarke)
(Drawn 5)cp+ Rated 45
Avonbridge (GB) - Zarkavean (GB)(Medicean (GB))
Breeder - D. J. and Mrs Deer

(Morning price: 7/1 8/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 9/1 10/1) SP 10/1

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mid-division, driven and lost place 3f out, no danger after, weakened final furlong
9th
3.75L
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Aneedh (GB) 9, b g 8-2 (Mrs C M Mulhall)
(Drawn 7)bl+ Rated 45
Lucky Story (USA) - Seed Al Maha (USA)(Seeking The Gold (USA))
Breeder - Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

(Morning price: 50/1 25/1 20/1 22/1)
(Ring price: 40/1 50/1 40/1 33/1) SP 33/1

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mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened over 1f out
Off 9.00
Time 2m. 9.23 secs, which is 2.29 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £94.80
Tote Trifecta- £451.60
CSF- £101.00
Tricast- £235.99.


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2017 Bit Of A Quirke 4 9-7 Jason Hart 11/4Fav (Mr M T Walford) (Drawn 10)
2016 Hydrant 10 8-12 Connor Beasley 7/2Fav (R C Guest) (Drawn 9)
2015 Tin Pan Alley 7 9-5 D Allan 5/4Fav (D C Griffiths) (Drawn 2)

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