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Going - Straight: Soft to Heavy Round: Soft. Overcast with threat of rain

Jackpot Not Won.Pool €6,178.30 carried forward to Curragh on Sun, 25th May. Placepot Pool - €23,189.10 Winning Units - 402.78 Dividend - €40.30. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €18,165.55 carried forward to Curragh on Sun, 25th May. Tote Aggregate - €394436.00.

1st
silks
Purr Along (GB) 4, b f 9-0 (Qatar Racing Limited)
(1:47.55 2.08 secs faster on today's going ) (Drawn 4) Rated 106(+3 after this run)
Mount Nelson (GB) - Purring (USA)(Mountain Cat (USA))
Breeder - Moyns Park Estate & Stud Ltd

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

Tote Win €27.90 Place €5.80
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towards rear, 13th over 3f out, improved travelling smoothly into 3rd 1f out, led inside final furlong and stayed on well
2nd
0.5L
silks
Fiesolana (IRE) 5, b f 9-5 (Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd)
(1:47.62) (Drawn 12) Rated 114
Aussie Rules (USA) - Tidal Reach (USA)(Kris S (USA))
Breeder - R De Vere Hunt

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

Place €1.90
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tracked leaders, 4th over 3f out, travelling smoothly 2f out, still 4th 1f out, went 2nd and kept on without getting to winner well inside final furlong
3rd
1.5L
silks
Princess Loulou (IRE) 4, ch m 9-0 (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar)
(1:47.87) (Drawn 3)hd5 Rated 95
Pivotal (GB) - Aiming (GB)(Highest Honor (FR))
Breeder - David John Brown

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

Place €2.30
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prominent, 2nd over 3f out, on terms 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong
4th
0.5L
silks
Big Break (GB) 4, b f 9-0 (K Abdullah)
(1:48.00) (Drawn 2) Rated 106
Dansili (GB) - Fame At Last (USA)(Quest For Fame)
Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Ltd

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

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soon chased leaders, 7th over 3f out, challenged 2f out, led 1f out, headed and kept on one pace inside final furlong
5th
2.75L
silks
Pearl Of Africa (IRE) 4, b f 9-0 (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd)
(1:48.51) (Drawn 7) Rated 106
Jeremy (USA) - Kournikova (SAF)(Sportsworld (USA))
Breeder - Airlie Stud

(Morning price: 12/1 14/1)
SP 14/1

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rear of mid-division, closer in 8th over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, switched right 1 1/2f out, 5th 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong
6th
1.25L
silks
Alive Alive Oh (GB) 4, b f 9-0 (Sue-Ann Foley)
(1:48.72) (Drawn 13) Rated 106(-3 after this run)
Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) - Higher Love (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - D G Hardisty Bloodstock

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

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soon chased leaders, 6th over 3f out, under pressure from 2f out, 8th and kept on same pace from 1f out
7th
4.5L
silks
Mizzava (IRE) 4, b/br f 9-0 (Mrs Wendy O'Leary)
(1:49.49) (Drawn 5) Rated 105(-3 after this run)
Cape Cross (IRE) - Flamanda (GB)(Niniski (USA))
Breeder - Timothy Gleeson and Miss Ashley O'Leary

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

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towards rear, 11th over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, 10th and kept on same pace from 1f out
8th
nk
silks
Pop Art (IRE) 4, b f 9-0 (Mrs Jacqueline O'Brien)
(1:49.53) (Drawn 14) Rated 98
Excellent Art (GB) - Doctrine (GB)(Barathea (IRE))
Breeder - Lodge Park Stud

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

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towards rear, last over 3f out, went 9th and kept on same pace from 1f out
9th
1.75L
silks
Switcher (IRE) 5, b f 9-0 (Mrs Wendy O'Leary)
(1:49.81) (Drawn 8)cp1 Rated 97
Whipper (USA) - Bahamamia (GB)(Vettori (IRE))
Breeder - Eugene McDermott

(Morning price: 28/1 33/1)
SP 50/1

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soon led, joined 2f out, headed from over 1f out where dropped to 7th, soon no extra
10th
6L
silks
Peace Burg (FR) 4, b/br f 9-5 (Mrs Paul Shanahan)
(1:50.94) (Drawn 6)sr Rated 111(-1 after this run)
Sageburg (IRE) - Peace Talk (FR)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - S A R L Ecurie D

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

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soon tracked leaders, 5th over 3f out, challenged 2f out, no impression when briefly short of room 1 1/2f out, 6th 1f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong
11th
5.5L
silks
Tobann (IRE) 4, b f 9-0 (Mrs J S Bolger)
(1:51.95) (Drawn 11)ts+ Rated 99(-1 after this run)
Teofilo (IRE) - Precipitous (IRE)(Indian Ridge)
Breeder - J S Bolger

(Morning price: 33/1)
SP 33/1

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towards rear, 12th over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, 11th and no extra 1f out
12th
4.25L
silks
Wannabe Better (IRE) 4, b f 9-0 (Mrs T Gaffney)
(1:52.67) (Drawn 1) Rated 104(-2 after this run)
Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) - Wannabe (GB)(Shirley Heights)
Breeder - Churchtown House Stud

(Morning price: 8/1)
SP 10/1

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rear of mid-division, 10th over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, 12th 1f out, eased final furlong
13th
0.5L
silks
One Spirit (IRE) 6, b f 9-0 (Miss A H Marshall)
(1:52.76) (Drawn 9) Rated 100
Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Recite (JPN)(Forty Niner (USA))
Breeder - F Dunne

(Morning price: 20/1 25/1)
SP 33/1

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prominent, 3rd over 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, dropped behind from over 1f out
14th
15L
silks
Izola (GB) 4, ch f 9-0 (Lisduff Syndicate)
(1:55.32) (Drawn 10) Rated 90(-5 after this run)
Beat Hollow (GB) - Pivka (GB)(Pivotal (GB))
Breeder - George Strawbridge & James Wigan

(Morning price: 50/1 66/1)
(Ring price: 80/1 100/1) SP 100/1

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chased leaders, ridden in 9th over 3f out, soon no impression, dropped behind from over 1f out
Off 3.57
Time 1m. 47.55 secs, which is 2.08 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €210.80
Tote Trifecta- €1344.20
CSF- €98.91.


2013 Chigun 4 9-0 T P Queally 11/8Fav (Sir H R A Cecil) (Drawn 2)
2012 Emulous 5 9-5 P J Smullen 4/5Fav (D K Weld) (Drawn 3)
2011 Emulous 4 9-3 P J Smullen 11/4 (D K Weld) (Drawn 10)
2010 Shamwari Lodge 4 8-12 R Hughes 8/15Fav (R Hannon) (Drawn 9)
2009 Emily Blake 5 9-1 J P Murtagh 4/1 (J C Hayden) (Drawn 2)

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