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Going - Heavy (Soft in places). 

Jackpot Pool - £53,313.20 Winning Units - 2 Dividend - £18,926.10. Placepot Pool - £82,182.44 Winning Units - 1454.63 Dividend - £41.20. Quadpot Pool - £7,793.97 Winning Units - 544.84 Dividend - £10.50. Place Six Dividend - £16.23. Place Five Dividend - £13.96.

1st
silks
King Of The Sand (IRE) 4, ch g 8-11 (Jacobs Construction & Mr J Harley)
(Drawn 6) Rated 74
Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Lough Mewin (IRE)(Woodman (USA))
Breeder - R. Coffey

(Morning price: 12/1 14/1 16/1 14/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 12/1 14/1) SP 14/1

Tote Win £15.80 Place £3.60
loading past form
difficult loading, well away, made all, led field near side in straight, came clear final 2f, unchallenged
2nd
5L
silks
Hydroplane (IRE) 3, b g 8-9 (Axom Lxxiii)
(Drawn 5)cp3 Rated 79
Pour Moi (IRE) - Walk On Water (GB)(Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Breeder - Bloomsbury Stud

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

loading past form
soon tracking leaders, 2nd travelling well over 4f out, no chance with winner final 2f, just held on for 2nd
3rd
nk
silks
Ocala (GB) 4, ch f 9-11 (Mr George Strawbridge)
(Drawn 2) Rated 86
Nathaniel (IRE) - Night Carnation (GB)(Sleeping Indian (GB))
Breeder - George Strawbridge

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

loading past form
held up in touch, closer in modest 3rd over 3f out, plugged on towards finish, almost snatched 2nd, no chance with winner
4th
15L
silks
Rotherwick (IRE) 7, ch g 9-11 (Financial Lifestyle Management Limited)
(Drawn 7)ts+ Rated 81
Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Pivotalia (IRE)(Pivotal (GB))
Breeder - Mr Brian O'Neill

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

loading past form
well off the pace in last pair, plugged on, never on terms,
5th
0.5L
silks
Mandalayan (IRE) 4, b g 9-7 (Simon Skinner & Partners)
(Drawn 4) Rated 82
Arakan (USA) - Danza Nera (IRE)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - Paul McEnery

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

loading past form
chased leaders in 4th, pushed along 5f out, weakened 3f out
6th
43L
silks
Culture (FR) 3, b g 9-6 (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Dream)
(Drawn 3)cp3sr Rated 83
Dream Ahead (USA) - Talon Bleu (FR)(Anabaa Blue (GB))
Breeder - S.C.E.A. Haras Du Ma & Elise Drouet

(Morning price: 11/4 3/1 4/1 9/2 11/2 13/2 7/1 8/1 9/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 9/1 10/1) SP 10/1

loading past form
chased leaders until before halfway, towards rear and no chance after
7th
0.5L
silks
Gas Monkey (GB) 4, b g 9-8 (Newmarket Equine Tours Racing Club)
(Drawn 1)hd6sr Rated 83
Cityscape (GB) - Bavarica (GB)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - Julia Feilden

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

loading past form
tracked winner until over 4f out, lost 3rd over 3f out, weakened soon after
8th
39L
silks
Maquisard (FR) 7, ch g 9-11 (Mr M K George)
(Drawn 8)sr Rated 84
Creachadoir (IRE) - Gioiosa Marea (IRE)(Highest Honor (FR))
Breeder - E. B. de La Motte & E.A.R.L. La Dariole

(Morning price: 25/1 28/1 33/1 50/1 33/1)
(Ring price: 40/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
always last, never a factor, tailed off
Off 4.13
Time 2m. 47.36 secs, which is 0.26 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £77.00
Tote Trifecta- £303.60
CSF- £56.80
Tricast- £133.59.

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