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Going - Soft (Good to Soft in places). 

Jackpot Not Won.Pool £36,694.56 carried forward to Cheltenham on Fri, 13th Mar. Placepot Pool - £823,125.19 Winning Units - 235.01 Dividend - £2,556.80. Quadpot Pool - £67,290.23 Winning Units - 92.81 Dividend - £536.50. Place Six Dividend - £1,989.17. Place Five Dividend - £1,029.58.

1st
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Samcro (IRE) 8, ch g 11-4 (Gigginstown House Stud)
ts4WS Rated 157(+2 after this run)
Germany (USA) - Dun Dun (IRE)(Saddlers' Hall (IRE))
Breeder - D Taylor

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

Tote Win £4.60 Place £2.00
loading past form
tracked leaders, joined leader going well 3 out, mistake and shaken up after next, ridden to lead narrowly after last, stayed on well under pressure flat, joined near finish, just prevailed on nod
2nd
nose
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Melon (GB) 8, ch g 11-4 (Mrs J Donnelly)
cp4sr Rated 151(+7 after this run)
Medicean (GB) - Night Teeny (GB)(Platini (GER))
Breeder - Newsells Park Stud

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

loading past form
tracked leader, led after 4th, joined 3 out, ridden after next, headed narrowly after last, rallied gamely flat, upsides near finish, just lost out on nod
3rd
1L
silks
Faugheen (IRE) 12, b g 11-4 (Mrs S Ricci)
Rated 158(-1 after this run)
Germany (USA) - Miss Pickering (IRE)(Accordion)
Breeder - Dr John Waldron

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

Place £1.90
loading past form
led to after 4th, tracked leader, lost place when pecked 3 out, chased front pair when switched inside between last 2, ridden and switched right after last, rallied flat, not quite able to get back on terms near finish
4th
3.25L
silks
Mister Fisher (IRE) 6, b g 11-4 (James and Jean Potter)
Rated 153
Jeremy (USA) - That's Amazing (IRE)(Marignan (USA))
Breeder - Joe Kenny

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

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tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 5th, mid-division after next, headway to chase leaders before 2 out, ridden and kept on same pace in 4th before last, no impression
5th
4.75L
silks
Tornado Flyer (IRE) 7, b g 11-4 (T F P)
sr Rated 149
Flemensfirth (USA) - Mucho Macabi (IRE)(Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Breeder - Sweetmans Bloodstock

(Morning price: 20/1 16/1 22/1 20/1 16/1 14/1 12/1 11/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 11/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 10/1) SP 10/1

loading past form
held up behind, driven and outpaced after 3 out, ridden after next, kept on under pressure flat, never nearer
6th
1.25L
silks
Midnight Shadow (GB) 7, b g 11-4 (Mrs Aafke Clarke)
Rated 150
Midnight Legend (GB) - Holy Smoke (GB)(Statoblest)
Breeder - Capt A. L. Smith-Maxwell

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

loading past form
mid-division on outside, headway before 3 out, soon every chance, driven and one pace approaching next, no impression between last 2
7th
2.75L
silks
Saint Sonnet (FR) 5, b g 11-3 (Mr Colm Donlon)
Rated 145
Saint Des Saints (FR) - Leprechaun Lady (FR)(Irish Wells (FR))
Breeder - E.A.R.L. Haras de La Croix Sonnet

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

loading past form
mid-division, lost place and behind 11th, headway before 3 out, chased leaders turning in, ridden after 2 out, no impression before last
8th
12L
silks
Bapaume (FR) 7, b g 11-4 (Mrs S Ricci)
ts4 Rated 153(-3 after this run)
Turtle Bowl (IRE) - Brouhaha (FR)(American Post (GB))
Breeder - M Maurice Rohaut-Leger

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

loading past form
mid-division, chased leaders 3 out, outpaced before next, ridden and weakened last
9th
40L
silks
Annie Mc (IRE) 6, b m 10-11 (Coral Champions Club)
Rated 145
Mahler (GB) - Classic Mari (IRE)(Classic Cliche (IRE))
Breeder - Jay Kavanagh

(Morning price: 18/1 20/1 18/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 16/1 20/1 16/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 18/1 16/1 18/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 18/1) SP 18/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, outpaced after 3 out, soon ridden, never able to challenge, weakened next, tailed off
10th
16L
silks
Poker Play (FR) 7, ch g 11-4 (The Angove Family)
bl1 Rated 137
Martaline (GB) - Becquarette (FR)(Nombre Premier (GB))
Breeder - Guy Pariente Holding SPRL

(Morning price: 50/1 66/1 50/1 66/1 50/1 66/1 100/1 125/1 150/1 100/1)
SP 100/1

loading past form
close up on outside, lost place 8th (water), in rear when jumped slowly 10th, lost touch 4 out, continued tailed off
u.r.
silks
Itchy Feet (FR) 6, b g 11-4 (Kate & Andrew Brooks)
Rated 155
Cima De Triomphe (IRE) - Maeva Candas (FR)(Brier Creek (USA))
Breeder - Jean-Pierre Cordonnier & Daniel Gromada

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

loading past form
held up behind, mistake 4th, blundered and unseated rider 6th
p.u.
silks
Reserve Tank (IRE) 6, b g 11-4 (The Reserve Tankers)
Rated 151
Jeremy (USA) - Lady Bellamy (IRE)(Black Sam Bellamy (IRE))
Breeder - Mr L. Dunne

(Morning price: 12/1 11/1 10/1 11/1 14/1 16/1 20/1 22/1 20/1 18/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 18/1 16/1 12/1) SP 12/1

loading past form
prominent on inside, ridden and lost place after 3 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before next
Off 1.30
Time 5m. 7.32 secs, which is the same as the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £68.80
Tote Trifecta- £258.70
CSF- £55.73
Tricast- £195.46.


2019 Defi Du Seuil 6 11-4 B J Geraghty 3/1Fav (Philip Hobbs)
2018 Shattered Love 7 10-11 J W Kennedy 4/1 (Gordon Elliott)
2017 Yorkhill 7 11-4 R Walsh 6/4Fav (W P Mullins)
2016 Black Hercules 7 11-4 R Walsh 4/1CFav (W P Mullins)
2015 Vautour 6 11-4 R Walsh 6/4Fav (W P Mullins)

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