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Jackpot Pool - €70,474.21 Winning Units - 276 Dividend - €178.70. Placepot Pool - €55,836.23 Winning Units - 3550.48 Dividend - €11.00. Pick Six Pool - €349,147.99 Winning Units - 220.34 Dividend - €1,109.20. Tote Aggregate - €577163.00.

1st
silks
Espoir D'allen (FR) 3, b g 10-13 (John P McManus)
(4:18.8 9.48 secs slower on today's going )
Voix Du Nord (FR) - Quadanse (FR)(Maille Pistol (FR))
Breeder - M Bruno Vagne

(Morning price: 8/13 4/7)
(Ring price: 8/13 4/7 8/13 4/7 8/13) SP 8/13fav

Tote Win €1.60 Place €1.02
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waited with at steady pace until closed up 4th and soon 2nd, led before straight, asserted approaching last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably
2nd
4.5L
silks
Mitchouka (FR) 3, b g 10-13 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(4:19.7)
Creachadoir (IRE) - Minnaloushe (FR)(Black Minnaloushe (USA))
Breeder - Dr Georges Sandor

(Morning price: 13/8 7/4 15/8 7/4 15/8 7/4 15/8 7/4 15/8)
(Ring price: 7/4 15/8 7/4 13/8 6/4) SP 6/4

Place €1.02
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tracked leaders at steady pace, went 2nd into straight, slight mistake 2 out, one pace approaching last
3rd
17L
silks
Randalls Ur Poet (IRE) 3, b g 10-9 (Finbarr Kelly)
(4:23.0) cp2
Urban Poet (USA) - Randall's Diana (IRE)(Monashee Mountain (USA))
Breeder - Finbar Kelly

(Morning price: 40/1 33/1)
(Ring price: 22/1 25/1 20/1) SP 20/1

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disputed lead at steady pace, led after 4th and not always fluent jumping after, headed before straight, soon dropped to 3rd and no extra, one pace
4th
4.5L
silks
Vanderbilt (IRE) 3, ch g 10-9 (Michael Moloney)
(4:23.9)
Intense Focus (USA) - Star of The West (GB)(Galileo (IRE))
Breeder - Mr D. A. Farrington

SP 150/1

loading past form
disputed lead at steady pace, slight mistake 4th, soon headed and tracked leaders after, 4th into straight, soon no extra, slight mistake 2 out, one pace
5th
7L
silks
Khudha (IRE) 3, b g 10-9 (Barry Connell)
(4:25.3) cp3
Helmet (AUS) - Seeking Dubai (GB)(Dubawi (IRE))
Breeder - Caroline, Mark & Stephanie Hanly

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

loading past form
waited with at steady pace, soon in rear, slight mistake 4 out, no impression from next
Off 12.31
Time 4m. 18.80 secs, which is 9.48 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €2.00
Tote Trifecta- €2.80
CSF- €1.91.


2016 Landofhopeandglory 3 10-13 B J Geraghty 1/1Fav (Joseph Patrick O'Brien)
2015 Rashaan 3 10-13 M P Fogarty 5/1 (Colin Kidd)
2014 Kalkir 3 10-9 R Walsh 9/10Fav (W P Mullins)
2013 Analifet 3 10-6 R Walsh 3/10Fav (W P Mullins)
2012 Our Conor 3 10-9 B J Cooper 8/11Fav (D T Hughes)

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