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Going - Good (Good to Soft in places). 

Placepot Pool - £82,887.79 Winning Units - 16.3 Dividend - £3,712.10. Quadpot Pool - £7,399.61 Winning Units - 16.45 Dividend - £332.80. Place Six Dividend - £1,236.43. Place Five Dividend - £895.25.

1st
silks
Grand Sancy (FR) 4, b g 11-3 (Martin Broughton Racing Partners)
hd6WS Rated 125
Diamond Boy (FR) - La Courtille (FR)(Risk Seeker (GB))
Breeder - Dr Vet Brigitte Poulve

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

Tote Win £6.30 Place £2.10
loading past form
held up in rear, headway 2 out, led last, stayed on, edged left towards finish, driven out
2nd
1.25L
silks
Padleyourowncanoe (GB) 4, b g 11-10 (Kevin Corcoran Aaron Pierce Chris Wear)
Rated 132
Nayef (USA) - Pooka's Daughter (IRE)(Eagle Eyed (USA))
Breeder - Lianne Barrett & Ferdlant Stud

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

Place £1.90
loading past form
tracked leaders, challenged 4 out, led 3 out, headed last, still upsides flat, held towards finish
3rd
1.5L
silks
Nayati (FR) 4, b g 11-2 (Grech & Parkin)
Rated 124
Spirit One (FR) - Smadouce (FR)(Smadoun (FR))
Breeder - V. Berouard, L. Berouard & S. Chatelain

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

Place £1.50
loading past form
mid-division, headway 4 out, 2nd 2 out, every chance before approaching last, 3rd and unable to quicken flat
4th
10L
silks
Ballywood (FR) 4, b g 11-8 (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing -ballywo)
Rated 130
Ballingarry (IRE) - Miss Hollywood (FR)(True Brave (USA))
Breeder - S.A.R.L. Ecurie Lafeu

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway 3 out, 4th and beaten before last, weakened flat
5th
1.5L
silks
Phoenix Dawn (GB) 4, b g 11-1 (Winterbeck Manor Stud)
ts4bl9 Rated 123
Phoenix Reach (IRE) - Comtesse Noire (CAN)(Woodman (USA))
Breeder - Winterbeck Manor Stud

(Morning price: 8/1 9/1 10/1 12/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 11/1 10/1 9/1) SP 9/1

loading past form
led until after 1st, led 2nd until 4th, led 4 out, headed 3 out, soon went left, weakened before last
6th
5L
silks
Knight Destroyer (IRE) 4, b g 11-3 (Ms Diane Carr)
Rated 125
Dark Angel (IRE) - Do The Deal (IRE)(Halling (USA))
Breeder - Colm McEvoy

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, pulled hard, closed 4 out, blundered 2 out, soon weakened
7th
2.25L
silks
Mercenaire (FR) 4, gr g 11-6 (K Alexander/ R Watts)
Rated 131
Soldier Of Fortune (IRE) - Southwold (FR)(Take Risks (FR))
Breeder - Mrs Isabelle Corbani

(Morning price: 12/1 10/1 9/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 6/1 9/2 5/1 11/2 7/1)
(Ring price: 15/2 8/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 6/1) SP 6/1

loading past form
prominent, awkward 1st, soon led, headed 2nd, led 4th until 4 out, lost place before 2 out
8th
31L
silks
Comrade Conrad (IRE) 4, br g 10-13 (Mr John Lane)
bl1WS Rated 121
Canford Cliffs (IRE) - View (IRE)(Galileo (IRE))
Breeder - Desert Star Phoenix Jvc

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

loading past form
tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd or 4 out, weakened before 3 out
Off 4.10
Time 4m. 1.40 secs, which is 3.21 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £31.40
Tote Trifecta- £132.60
CSF- £38.90
Tricast- £132.31.

Non runner Cubswin
2017 Silver Streak 4 10-4 Mr M S Bastyan (7) 10/1 (E Williams)
2016 Diego du Charmil 4 11-8 Sam Twiston-Davies 6/4Fav (Paul Nicholls)
2015 Tea In Transvaal 4 10-9 Paul Moloney 14/1 (E Williams)
2014 Bertimont 4 11-10 Harry Skelton 12/1 (Dan Skelton)
2013 Handazan 4 10-10 R Thornton 5/1 (Alan King)

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