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Going - Good (Good to Firm in Places). 

Placepot Pool - £58,882.58 Winning Units - 833.12 Dividend - £51.50. Quadpot Pool - £5,632.32 Winning Units - 203.11 Dividend - £20.50. Place Six Dividend - £47.41. Place Five Dividend - £31.10.

1st
silks
Ever So Much (IRE) 10, b g 11-5 (Mr John P McManus)
cp+ Rated 93
Westerner (GB) - Beautiful World (IRE)(Saddlers' Hall (IRE))
Breeder - Mrs Noreen McManus

(Morning price: 15/2 7/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 7/1 15/2 13/2 9/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 17/2 9/1 10/1) SP 10/1

Tote Win £12.70 Place £3.20
loading past form
tracked leaders, went 2nd at last, soon ridden, 2 lengths down and one pace turning in, stayed on to lead towards finish
2nd
1.75L
silks
Damiens Dilemma (IRE) 11, b g 11-3 (Mr Robert Miller-Bakewell)
bl3 Rated 94
Wareed (IRE) - Olympos Belle (IRE)(Shahrastani (USA))
Breeder - Miss Joan Naughton

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

loading past form
led to after 2nd, remained in touch, led again 2 out, ridden after last, 2 lengths clear turning in, kept on until tired and headed towards finish
3rd
5L
silks
Anteros (IRE) 11, b g 11-9 (Mr K W Bell)
ts+cp+ Rated 102
Milan (GB) - Sovereign Star (IRE)(Taufan (USA))
Breeder - Mrs A. Jenkins

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

loading past form
held up behind, headway after 10th, tracked leaders on outside 4 out, ridden to chase front pair after last, kept on same pace, never able to challenge
4th
11L
silks
Paddling (FR) 8, b g 10-11 (Masters Of The Hall 2)
cp3 Rated 85
Walk In The Park (IRE) - Sea Mamaille (FR)(Sea Full (FR))
Breeder - E. Dibatista, M. Semirot et al

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

loading past form
mid-division, outpaced 3 out, ridden and stayed on into 4th after last, no chance with clear trio
5th
7L
silks
Larkhall (GB) 12, b g 9-9 (Mr T J Stubbins)
Rated 66
Saddlers' Hall (IRE) - Larkbarrow (GB)(Kahyasi)
Breeder - R. D and Mrs J. S. Chugg

(Morning price: 20/1 25/1 33/1 50/1 18/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 20/1 18/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 22/1) SP 22/1

loading past form
towards rear, headway 8th, ridden after last, never able to challenge, weakened flat
6th
1L
silks
Jeu De Mots (FR) 6, b g 11-12 (Mrs Margaret Coppola And Mr Arthur Sla)
cp1 Rated 100
Saint Des Saints (FR) - Nanouska (GER)(Dashing Blade)
Breeder - Ecurie Winning

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

loading past form
in touch, led after 2nd, headed 9th, lost place next, weakened after last
7th
11L
silks
Cantkidakidder (IRE) 9, b g 11-11 (Hang In There Partnership)
bl7 Rated 99(-11 after this run)
Trans Island (GB) - Certain Hope (IRE)(Tender King)
Breeder - Arctic Tack Stud

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

loading past form
in touch, led 9th, headed 2 out, ridden after last, weakened flat
8th
2L
silks
Bocasien Desbois (FR) 8, gr g 11-1 (Mr J D Gordon)
vs1 Rated 89
Smadoun (FR) - Quocasienne (FR)(Ungaro (GER))
Breeder - E.A.R.L. Guittet Desbois

(Morning price: 20/1 18/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 16/1)
SP 16/1

loading past form
mid-division, chased leaders 8th, weakened from 2 out
9th
25L
silks
Samtu (IRE) 8, b g 11-11 (Mr Anthony White)
cp+ Rated 102
Teofilo (IRE) - Samdaniya (GB)(Machiavellian (USA))
Breeder - Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

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

loading past form
prominent on outside, ridden and lost place after 3 out, weakened after last, tailed off
10th
99L
silks
Lovely Schtuff (IRE) 7, b g 11-7 (High Country Racing)
sr Rated 95
Court Cave (IRE) - The Long Bill (IRE)(Phardante (FR))
Breeder - Mr Thomas McGeough

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

loading past form
mid-division, mistake 4th, behind and struggling 8th, tailed off last, eventually completed
p.u.
silks
Againn Dul Aghaidh (GB) 8, b g 11-9 (Mr Alastair Crow)
sr Rated 97
Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Star Ar Aghaidh (IRE)(Soviet Star (USA))
Breeder - Mrs Alastair Crow

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

loading past form
always behind, struggling 8th, tailed off when pulled up after 10th
p.u.
silks
Burning Issues (IRE) 12, b g 11-5 (Miss J E Foster)
ts3cp+sr Rated 93
Gold Well (GB) - Jillie James(The Parson)
Breeder - Noel James

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 20/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1 28/1 33/1 40/1 33/1)
SP 33/1

loading past form
behind most of way, struggling 8th, pulled up 4 out
Off 3.30
Time 5m. 14.50 secs, which is 1.67 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £83.70
Tote Trifecta- £344.90
CSF- £56.42
Tricast- £240.40.


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