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Going - Good to Soft (Soft in places). 

Placepot Pool - £58,219.17 Winning Units - 4830.78 Dividend - £8.70. Quadpot Pool - £4,450.70 Winning Units - 802.12 Dividend - £4.10. Place Six Dividend - £7.70. Place Five Dividend - £3.98.

1st
silks
Birch Vale (IRE) 7, br m 11-10 (Tim & Miranda Johnson)
Rated 106
Presenting (GB) - Oscar Rebel (IRE)(Oscar (IRE))
Breeder - William Fitzgerald

(Morning price: 11/2 5/1 11/2 5/1 4/1 9/2 4/1 7/2 10/3 5/2 9/4 2/1 6/4)
(Ring price: 7/4 13/8 6/4) SP 6/4fav

Tote Win £1.80 Place £1.70
loading past form
led until before 5th, led after 3 out, headed next, soon led again, edged right and headed flat, led again towards finish
2nd
0.5L
silks
Bobndave (IRE) 7, b g 11-4 (Mrs S Smith)
Rated 103
Brian Boru (GB) - Sidblack (IRE)(Turtle Island (IRE))
Breeder - Noel Doyle

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

Place £1.50
loading past form
tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2nd until approaching 3rd, not fluent 2 out, went close 2nd last, soon edged left and led, headed towards finish
3rd
2.5L
silks
Think Ahead (GB) 8, b g 10-13 (Mr Varlien Vyner-brooks)
cp+ Rated 102
Shamardal (USA) - Moonshadow (GB)(Diesis)
Breeder - Lordship Stud

(Morning price: 9/4 2/1 9/4 7/4 13/8 7/4 6/4 5/4 11/8 6/4 13/8 7/4 15/8 2/1 5/2 3/1)
(Ring price: 11/4 3/1) SP 3/1

loading past form
chased leaders, challenged 3rd, led before 5th, headed after 3 out, led again 2 out, soon headed, switched left flat then hung left, one pace
4th
21L
silks
Starplex (GB) 9, b g 10-2 (Mr B Herron)
Rated 84
Multiplex (GB) - Turtle Bay (GB)(Dr Fong (USA))
Breeder - Jill Park

(Morning price: 25/1 20/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 11/1 9/1 8/1 7/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 7/1 13/2 7/1 8/1 7/1) SP 7/1

loading past form
held up, headway before 2 out, outpaced in 4th before last, no extra
5th
7L
silks
Fading Icon (GB) 4, b f 10-3 (Quench Racing Partnership)
sr Rated 88
Sixties Icon (GB) - Fading Away (GB)(Fraam (GB))
Breeder - P. Taplin

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

loading past form
held up in rear, well beaten from 2 out
6th
37L
silks
Some Ambition (IRE) 6, b g 11-3 (Mr W G Young)
Rated 106
Westerner (GB) - Heath Heaven (GB)(Alflora (IRE))
Breeder - Mr P. Hennessy

(Morning price: 20/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 18/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 18/1) SP 20/1

loading past form
with winner until before 2nd, not fluent 5th, soon outpaced, well beaten before 2 out
Off 5.40
Time 4m. 19.30 secs, which is 4.09 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £6.60
Tote Trifecta- £19.60
CSF- £8.31.

Non runner Wazowski (GB) ( Self Cert (Inflammation))
2018 Sense Of Urgency 6 10-6 Grant Cockburn (3) 16/1 (Mrs L Normile)

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