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Placepot Pool - £74,342.49 Winning Units - 62.64 Dividend - £866.30. Quadpot Pool - £5,855.78 Winning Units - 13.9 Dividend - £311.70. Place Six Dividend - £941.67. Place Five Dividend - £537.36.

1st
silks
Ship Of The Fen (GB) 3, b g 9-9 (Mr C J Murfitt)
(Drawn 10) Rated 81
Champs Elysees (GB) - Ruffled (GB)(Harlan's Holiday (USA))
Breeder - Pantile Stud

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

Tote Win £5.10 Place £1.90
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awkwardly away, soon tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged left and kept on towards finish
2nd
0.5L
silks
Knightly Spirit (GB) 3, br c 9-2 (Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum)
(Drawn 2) Rated 74
Dalakhani (IRE) - Elysian (GB)(Northfields (USA))
Breeder - Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

(Morning price: 9/4 2/1 9/4 2/1)
(Ring price: 15/8 2/1 9/4 5/2) SP 5/2fav

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tracked leaders, headway 3f out, soon challenged, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish
3rd
1.75L
silks
Brisk Tempo (FR) 3, b g 9-3 (Mr John Dance)
(Drawn 8) Rated 75
Dabirsim (FR) - Allegro Vivace (FR)(Muhtathir (GB))
Breeder - N Ferrand & B Ferrand De Cromot

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

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soon prominent, driven over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, not pace of front pair inside final 50 yards
4th
2.25L
silks
I'm A Star (IRE) 3, b g 9-3 (Happy Valley Racing & Breeding Limited)
(Drawn 9) Rated 75
High Chaparral (IRE) - Etoile de Lune(Zamindar (USA))
Breeder - Tullamaine Castle Stud

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

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soon led, ridden when hard pressed over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, no extra in 4th final 110 yards
5th
1.25L
silks
Cheval Prometteur (GB) 3, ch g 9-5 (Kangyu Int Racing (hk) Ltd & Mr F Ma)
(Drawn 3) Rated 77
Declaration Of War (USA) - Shibina (IRE)(Kalanisi (IRE))
Breeder - Newsells Park Stud

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

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mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms
6th
nk
silks
Betjeman (GB) 3, b c 8-12 (The Fairy Story Partnership)
(Drawn 6) Rated 73
Poet's Voice (GB) - Respectfilly (GB)(Mark Of Esteem (IRE))
Breeder - Deepwood Farm Stud

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

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raced keenly, led early, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, one pace final furlong
7th
0.5L
silks
Cracker Factory (GB) 3, b g 8-11 (Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede)
(Drawn 5) Rated 69
Poet's Voice (GB) - Pure Song (GB)(Singspiel (IRE))
Breeder - W. & R. Barnett Ltd

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

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held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon tracked leaders, driven and outpaced 2f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong
8th
hd
silks
We Are The World (GB) 3, b g 9-7 (Mr C R Hirst)
(Drawn 4)bl3 Rated 79
Sir Percy - Emerald Sea (GB)(Green Desert (USA))
Breeder - Lady Juliet Tadgell

(Morning price: 14/1 16/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 16/1) SP 16/1

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raced keenly, held up behind, ridden over 2f out, never reached leaders, weakened inside final furlong
9th
4.5L
silks
Spark of War (IRE) 3, b g 8-11 (Mr Frank Brady)
(Drawn 1) Rated 69
Declaration Of War (USA) - Acts of Grace (USA)(Bahri (USA))
Breeder - Mr Peter J. Magnier

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

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mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, soon no impression, weakened inside final furlong
10th
2.75L
silks
French Flyer (IRE) 3, b g 9-2 (Mr D Neale)
(Drawn 11) Rated 74
Pour Moi (IRE) - Leavingonajetplane (IRE)(Danehill (USA))
Breeder - Azienda Agricola La Rovere

(Morning price: 11/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 14/1 12/1)
SP 12/1

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restrained start, held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, never a threat, weakened inside final furlong
11th
25L
silks
Love Rat (GB) 3, b g 8-12 (Jilly Cooper & Friends)
(Drawn 7) Rated 70
Mawatheeq (USA) - Watersilk (IRE)(Fasliyev (USA))
Breeder - Dr A. Gillespie

(Morning price: 28/1 33/1)
SP 25/1

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chased leaders, ridden 4f out, soon lost place, behind final 2f, tailed off
Off 1.41
Time 2m. 17.79 secs, which is 0.26 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £18.80
Tote Trifecta- £292.40
CSF- £16.12
Tricast- £147.17.


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