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Going - Soft (Heavy in places). 

Placepot Pool - £79,322.18 Winning Units - 1522.7 Dividend - £38.00. Quadpot Pool - £5,886.04 Winning Units - 319.58 Dividend - £13.60. Place Six Dividend - £29.56. Place Five Dividend - £12.79.

1st
silks
Super Kid (GB) 7, b g 8-11 (Mr M J Macleod)
(Drawn 5)ts+cp3 Rated 75
Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Crimson Year (USA)(Dubai Millennium (GB))
Breeder - Darley

(Morning price: 15/2 7/1 15/2 9/1 11/1 14/1 12/1 10/1)
(Ring price: 15/2 7/1 15/2 8/1 15/2 7/1) SP 7/1

Tote Win £7.70 Place £2.50
loading past form
in touch, headway over 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead close home
2nd
0.75L
silks
Marengo (GB) 8, gr g 8-6 (Mrs Beth Williams)
(Drawn 7)bl1 Rated 70
Verglas (IRE) - Cloudchaser (IRE)(Red Ransom (USA))
Breeder - Lilly Hall Farm

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 20/1 25/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 12/1 14/1 12/1 10/1) SP 10/1

Place £3.20
loading past form
tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon 3 lengths clear, ridden and carried head high inside final furlong, headed close home
3rd
hd
silks
Gossip Column (IRE) 4, b g 9-5 (Dr Marwan Koukash)
(Drawn 3) Rated 83
Arcano (IRE) - Monicalew (GB)(Refuse To Bend (IRE))
Breeder - Peter Reynolds & Robert Dore

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

Place £1.80
loading past form
dwelt in touch, wide and headway over 1 out, ran on
4th
1.25L
silks
Suegioo (FR) 10, ch g 9-7 (Dr Marwan Koukash)
(Drawn 9)vs1sr Rated 85
Manduro (GER) - Mantesera (IRE)(In The Wings)
Breeder - Rabbah Bloodstock Ltd

(Morning price: 7/1 8/1 10/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 12/1) SP 12/1

loading past form
slowly away behind until ran on final furlong, nearest finish
5th
4L
silks
Tor (GB) 5, ch g 9-0 (Mr I Wilson)
(Drawn 8) Rated 81
Orientor (GB) - Dance In The Sun (GB)(Halling (USA))
Breeder - Iain Wilson

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

loading past form
led 1f, tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
6th
4.5L
silks
Heart Of Soul (IRE) 4, b g 9-3 (Dr Marwan Koukash)
(Drawn 10)cp1 Rated 84
Makfi (GB) - Hadrian's Waltz (IRE)(Holy Roman Emperor (IRE))
Breeder - Ecurie La Vallee Martigny

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

loading past form
raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to chase clear leader 2f out, weakened final furlong
7th
5L
silks
Al Kout (GB) 5, gr g 9-9 (John Rylands And Wetumpka Racing)
(Drawn 4) Rated 87
Oasis Dream (GB) - Honorlina (FR)(Linamix (FR))
Breeder - Newsells Park Stud

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

loading past form
led after 1f, headed over 6f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out
8th
1.25L
silks
Ascot Day (FR) 5, ch g 8-4 (Mr Michael Edwards & Partner)
(Drawn 1)cp+ Rated 68
Soave (GER) - Allez Hongkong (GER)(Sakhee (USA))
Breeder - Mr Christophe Jouandou

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

loading past form
keen held up, wide and headway to lead over 6f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
9th
23L
silks
Lady Natasha (IRE) 6, b m 7-13 (Mr J Grassick)
(Drawn 6)ts1 Rated 45
Alfred Nobel (IRE) - Hot To Rock (IRE)(Kalanisi (IRE))
Breeder - Rockvale Stud

(Ring price: 100/1 80/1 66/1) SP 66/1

loading past form
in touch towards rear, ridden 6f out, weakened 3f out
Off 5.32
Time 2m. 48.87 secs, which is 0.51 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £60.70
Tote Trifecta- £485.10
CSF- £78.43
Tricast- £324.56.

Non runner Mercer's Troop
2018 Lorelina 5 9-7 F Norton 15/8Fav (A Balding) (Drawn 1)
2017 Miss Ranger 5 8-5 F Norton 5/1 (B Ellison) (Drawn 4)
2016 Marengo 5 8-10 S Donohoe 22/1 (B J Llewellyn) (Drawn 4)

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