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Going - Good (Good to Soft in places). 

Jackpot Not Won.Pool £17,040.28 carried forward to Cheltenham on Fri, 26th Oct. Placepot Pool - £62,104.08 Winning Units - 3212.99 Dividend - £14.10. Quadpot Pool - £4,727.41 Winning Units - 343.33 Dividend - £10.10. Place Six Dividend - £11.21. Place Five Dividend - £9.78.

1st
silks
Sharp Response (IRE) 7, b g 11-12 (Formulated Polymer Products Ltd)
Rated 124
Oscar (IRE) - Lambourne Lace (IRE)(Un Desperado (FR))
Breeder - Roger Ryan

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

Tote Win £7.70 Place £2.00
loading past form
chased leaders, went 2nd 15th, led 2 out, soon clear, stayed on strongly, easily
2nd
9L
silks
Mahler Lad (IRE) 8, b g 11-5 (Mr T G Leslie)
vs5 Rated 117
Mahler (GB) - Sister Merenda (IRE)(Dr Massini (IRE))
Breeder - James D. Leahy

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

Place £4.00
loading past form
chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced approaching 4 out, plugged on from 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner
3rd
1.5L
silks
Carrigdhoun (IRE) 13, gr g 11-5 (Mr M Barnes)
ts+ Rated 120
Goldmark (USA) - Pet Tomjammar (IRE)(Accordion)
Breeder - The Geraghtys Boys

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

Place £2.80
loading past form
chased leader until approaching 12th, chased leaders, kept on same pace, outpaced 2 out, plugged on into 3rd, post
4th
hd
silks
Lord Ballim (FR) 8, ch g 11-8 (Mrjeffw Hall,mrsk Hawke,mrwilliamsimms)
ts+hd+ Rated 127
Balko (FR) - Lady Pauline (FR)(Hamas (IRE))
Breeder - Haras Du Puy

(Morning price: 9/1 10/1 11/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 9/1)
(Ring price: 9/1 17/2 9/1 8/1 15/2) SP 15/2

loading past form
raced keenly, slightly hampered 1st, held up in rear, good headway chasing leaders 9th, led 12th, hit next, ridden and headed 2 out, well held when lost 2 places towards finish
5th
1.75L
silks
Amilliontimes (IRE) 10, b g 10-12 (Mr P G Stephen)
ts+ Rated 110
Olden Times (GB) - Miss Million (IRE)(Roselier (FR))
Breeder - Mrs Michelle Cullen

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, headway on outside approaching 11th, kept on run-in, never nearer
6th
0.5L
silks
Total Assets (GB) 10, b m 10-4 (Northumberland Racing Club)
Rated 109
Alflora (IRE) - Maid Equal (GB)(Pragmatic)
Breeder - H. L. Kirpalani & Shade Oak Stud

(Morning price: 20/1 25/1 28/1 25/1 16/1 18/1 16/1 18/1 16/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 18/1 16/1 18/1 16/1) SP 16/1

loading past form
jumped left, behind, headway kept on run in, never nearer
7th
3.5L
silks
Ange Des Malberaux (FR) 8, b g 10-13 (Hools & Forces Partnership)
ts5 Rated 111
Michel Georges (GB) - Petite Baie (FR)(Alamo Bay (USA))
Breeder - M. Pigaut, G. Fossey & M. Fossey

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

loading past form
towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, plugged on, never dangerous
8th
25L
silks
Scotswell (GB) 12, b g 10-13 (H G Racing)
Rated 114
Endoli (USA) - Tofino Swell (GB)(Primitive Rising (USA))
Breeder - Mrs H. O. Graham

(Morning price: 20/1 22/1 25/1 28/1 40/1 50/1 40/1 66/1 100/1)
(Ring price: 80/1 100/1) SP 100/1

loading past form
raced keenly, led, hit 3rd, headed 12th, lost 2nd 15th, weakened approaching 3 out
9th
4L
silks
Classical Milano (IRE) 7, b g 10-6 (Victoria Bewley,john Gibson&E G Tunsta)
cp3 Rated 107
Milan (GB) - Miss Baden (IRE)(Supreme Leader)
Breeder - Mr J. McDonald

(Morning price: 18/1 20/1 18/1 25/1 28/1 33/1 40/1 50/1 80/1 66/1 50/1 80/1 50/1)
(Ring price: 66/1 50/1 66/1 50/1 40/1) SP 40/1

loading past form
keen in mid-division, hit 4th, headway on outside approaching 11th, weakened before 15th
10th
shd
silks
Ballymalin (IRE) 8, b g 12-0 (Mills & Mason Partnership)
Rated 126
Presenting (GB) - Murrurundi (IRE)(Old Vic)
Breeder - Ms Anne Daly And Ms Laura Devitt

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

loading past form
mid-division, not fluent 9th, lost place and towards rear after 10th, no chance after
fell
silks
Forthefunofit (IRE) 9, b g 12-0 (Mr John P McManus)
cp9 Rated 126
Flemensfirth (USA) - Sommer Sonnet (IRE)(Taipan (IRE))
Breeder - Vincent Finn

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

loading past form
never fluent, mid-division, blundered 6th, not fluent next, hit 10th, pushed along before next, ridden towards rear and struggling when fell 3 out
Off 3.41
Time 6m. 47.40 secs, which is 3.36 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £83.90
Tote Trifecta- £441.70
CSF- £76.49
Tricast- £767.46.


2017 Courtown Oscar 8 11-12 A Nicol 7/1 (P A Kirby)
2016 Ballyben 8 11-1 B Hughes 9/2 (J Jefferson)
2015 Settledoutofcourt 9 11-2 D R Fox (3) 7/1 (Miss L Russell)
2014 Incentivise 11 10-10 M G Nolan (3) 10/1 (R Lee)
2013 Carrigdhoun 8 11-5 S Mulqueen (7) 10/1 (M Barnes)

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