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Going - Good to Soft (Soft in places). 

Placepot Pool - £123,123.33 Winning Units - 803.27 Dividend - £111.80. Quadpot Pool - £10,159.53 Winning Units - 120.89 Dividend - £62.10. Place Six Dividend - £56.11. Place Five Dividend - £38.96.

1st
silks
Charbel (IRE) 7, b g 11-12 (Mrs Julie Martin and David R Martin)
Rated 154
Iffraaj (GB) - Eoz (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Peter & Sandra McCarthy

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

Tote Win £6.10 Place £2.90
loading past form
tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, 1 length down last, strong challenge run-in, driven to lead near finish, all out
2nd
hd
silks
Baron Alco (FR) 7, ch g 11-0 (Mr John Stone)
Rated 142
Dom Alco (FR) - Paula (FR)(Network (GER))
Breeder - Yves D'Armaille

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

Place £1.50
loading past form
often jumped right, raced wide, led until 3rd, chased leader, led again 4 out, 1 length ahead last, hard ridden and strongly pressed run-in, headed and rallied near finish
3rd
7L
silks
Shanahan's Turn (IRE) 10, b g 10-9 (Ann & Alan Potts Limited)
ts4 Rated 137
Indian Danehill (IRE) - Chanson Indienne (FR)(Indian River (FR))
Breeder - Bluegate Stud

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

Place £4.30
loading past form
tracked leaders, ridden and no impression in 4th before 3 out, kept on into 3rd final 100 yards
4th
2L
silks
Garde La Victoire (FR) 9, b g 11-7 (Mrs Diana L Whateley)
Rated 149
Kapgarde (FR) - Next Victory (FR)(Akarad (FR))
Breeder - Mlle Laure Godet

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

loading past form
tracked leader, led and hit 3rd, hit next, headed 4 out, chased leader until next, kept on same pace in 3rd, pecked last, weakened into 4th final 100 yards
5th
1L
silks
Barney Dwan (IRE) 8, b g 11-1 (Paul & Clare Rooney)
Rated 143
Vinnie Roe (IRE) - Kapricia Speed (FR)(Vertical Speed (FR))
Breeder - Grange Stud

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, no impression when hit 5 out, kept on run-in
6th
7L
silks
Marracudja (FR) 7, b g 10-10 (Hools & Forces Partnership)
ts+ Rated 138
Martaline (GB) - Memorial (FR)(Homme De Loi (IRE))
Breeder - E.A.R.L. De Cordelles et al

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

loading past form
always in rear
7th
9L
silks
Art Mauresque (FR) 8, b g 11-7 (Mrs Johnny de la Hey)
Rated 149
Policy Maker (IRE) - Modeva (FR)(Valanour (IRE))
Breeder - Michel Parreau-Delhote

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

loading past form
chased leaders, lost place slightly after 2nd, rallied on outside approaching 5 out, not fluent and weakened 3 out
8th
1L
silks
Ballyhill (FR) 7, b g 10-6 (S Such & Cg Paletta)
Rated 134
Al Namix (FR) - Laly Light (FR)(Start Fast (FR))
Breeder - Patrick Boiteau

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

loading past form
tracked leaders, weakened 5 out
p.u.
silks
Chirico Vallis (FR) 6, b g 10-0 (Mr John P McManus)
ts8hd+ Rated 128
Poliglote (GB) - Quora Vallis (FR)(Mansonnien (FR))
Breeder - Mr Andre Noel Dutertre

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

loading past form
last pair, losing touch when pulled up before 10th
Off 5.10
Time 4m. 52.00 secs, which is 14.36 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £36.90
Tote Trifecta- £355.70
CSF- £27.11
Tricast- £304.40.

Non runners Le Rocher (FR), Lord Du Mesnil (FR)
2017 Romain De Senam 5 10-1 Sam Twiston-Davies 7/4Fav (Paul Nicholls)
2016 Art Mauresque 6 10-10 Nick Scholfield 10/1 (Paul Nicholls)
2015 Astracad 9 9-7 Jamie Bargary (7) 14/1 (Nigel Twiston-Davies)

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