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Going - Soft (Good to soft (in places)). 

Placepot Pool - £60,269.35 Winning Units - 85.77 Dividend - £512.90. Quadpot Pool - £4,862.70 Winning Units - 22.99 Dividend - £156.50. Place Six Dividend - £513.09. Place Five Dividend - £159.49.

1st
silks
Earlofthecotswolds (FR) 5, bl g 11-0 (Twiston-davies, Mason, Greer & Kiely)
Rated 139
Axxos (GER) - Sissi Land (FR)(Grey Risk (FR))
Breeder - Yannick Colliot & Teddy Poirier

(Morning price: 15/8 7/4 15/8 7/4 13/8 11/8 6/4 11/8 5/4 11/8 5/4 6/5 5/4 11/8 5/4 6/4)
(Ring price: 6/4 13/8 7/4 15/8 2/1 15/8 7/4 15/8 7/4) SP 7/4fav

Tote Win £2.20 Place £1.20
loading past form
close up on inside, not fluent 9th, jumped right 4 out, soon outpaced, ridden and rallied between last 2, close 2nd last, led flat, kept on towards finish
2nd
2L
silks
Kateson (GB) 6, gr g 11-0 (Dmrichardsrobertschurchwardw-williams)
Rated 139
Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Silver Kate (IRE)(Insan (USA))
Breeder - D. M. Richards

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

Place £1.60
loading past form
close up, led approaching 4 out, ridden between last 2, headed flat, no extra towards finish
3rd
2.5L
silks
Darlac (FR) 6, b g 11-0 (Mrs G C Pritchard)
Rated 134
Lucarno (USA) - Pail Mel (FR)(Sleeping Car (FR))
Breeder - Francois Rimaud

(Morning price: 4/1 5/1 9/2 11/2 5/1 11/2 13/2 7/1 15/2 8/1 9/1 10/1 9/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 17/2 9/1 17/2 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
led, headed approaching 4 out, not fluent 2 out, kept on and every chance when mistake last, readily outpaced by front pair flat
4th
3.75L
silks
Present Value (IRE) 5, b g 11-0 (Mr & Mrs William Rucker)
Rated 128
Gold Well (GB) - Presenting Shares (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - M. Conaghan

(Morning price: 3/1 10/3 7/2 10/3 3/1 10/3 3/1 11/4 5/2 11/4)
(Ring price: 11/4 5/2 11/4 5/2 9/4 85/40 2/1) SP 2/1

loading past form
close up, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, 4th and held after next
5th
53L
silks
Black Centaur (IRE) 6, b g 11-0 (Davies, King, Selway, Wavish)
ts1 Rated 108
Oscar (IRE) - Arcanum (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - Patrick Davern

(Morning price: 100/1 80/1 100/1 80/1 66/1 50/1)
(Ring price: 50/1 40/1) SP 40/1

loading past form
close up on outside until dropped to rear but still in touch 6th, driven and unable to go with leaders before 4 out, soon lost touch, tailed off
Off 1.30
Time 5m. 1.30 secs, which is 7.72 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £6.80
Tote Trifecta- £17.70
CSF- £6.87.


2018 Defi Du Seuil 5 11-0 B J Geraghty 9/1 (Philip Hobbs)
2017 West Approach 7 11-5 R M Power 15/8 (C L Tizzard)

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