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Going - Good (Good to Firm in places). 

Placepot Pool - £53,627.61 Winning Units - 246.73 Dividend - £158.60. Quadpot Pool - £4,091.32 Winning Units - 59.5 Dividend - £50.80. Place Six Dividend - £375.11. Place Five Dividend - £350.46.

1st
silks
Shepherd's Bight (IRE) 6, b g 11-7 (Mrs A R Wood)
Rated 105
Court Cave (IRE) - Orador Sur Glane (IRE)(Shernazar)
Breeder - W. G. McMahon

(Morning price: 6/1 5/1 11/2 5/1)
(Ring price: 9/2 5/1 11/2 13/2 6/1 11/2 6/1) SP 6/1

Tote Win £9.10 Place £2.50
loading past form
pressed 2nd well behind clear leader, went 2nd after 8th until before 2 out, soon closed on leader and went 2nd again last, led flat, stayed on
2nd
1.25L
silks
Champagne To Go (IRE) 8, b m 11-2 (The Mount Racing Club & Partner)
Rated 105
Beneficial (GB) - Terre d'Orient (FR)(Kabool (GB))
Breeder - Mr Paul Gibbons & Mrs Lucy Gibbons

(Morning price: 5/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 6/1 7/1 15/2)
(Ring price: 10/1 11/1 12/1 11/1) SP 11/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, headway before 9th, went 2nd behind clear leader before 2 out, soon closed, lost 2nd last, every chance flat, held towards finish
3rd
3.75L
silks
Christmas Twenty (IRE) 8, br g 10-13 (The Uncles)
Rated 100
Zagreb (USA) - Celestial Gale (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - Paddy Kinsella

(Morning price: 12/1 11/1 10/1 9/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 8/1 7/1 13/2 6/1 11/2) SP 11/2

loading past form
held up towards rear, not fluent 7th, headway 9th, 4th last, kept on, went 3rd close home, unable to challenge
4th
1L
silks
Danceintothelight (GB) 11, gr g 11-5 (Mrs Sian McCain)
ts+ Rated 110
Dansili (GB) - Kali (GB)(Linamix (FR))
Breeder - Mrs David Low

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

loading past form
led, soon well clear, slow 4th, reduced lead after 2 out, headed and no extra flat
5th
3.25L
silks
Graystown (IRE) 6, b g 11-2 (The Farming Army)
Rated 105
Well Chosen (GB) - Temple Girl (IRE)(Luso (GB))
Breeder - John Fahey

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

loading past form
chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, one pace and no impression
6th
4.5L
silks
Chocolat Noir (IRE) 5, b m 10-10 (Javas Charvers)
cp3 Rated 94
Yeats (IRE) - Valrhona (IRE)(Spectrum (IRE))
Breeder - Ballygallon Stud Limited

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

loading past form
mid-division, not fluent 2nd, headway 9th, not fluent 3 out, no impression before next
7th
4L
silks
Witness (FR) 9, b g 10-8 (Rm&Tholdingslimited/mrm D Hammond)
Rated 97
Astarabad (USA) - Belle Yepa (FR)(Mansonnien (FR))
Breeder - Sandra Hosselet & Hubert Hosselet

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, no impression from 3 out
8th
0.5L
silks
Benny's Secret (IRE) 8, br g 11-12 (Mr Brian Castle)
hd+ Rated 110
Beneficial (GB) - Greenhall Rambler (IRE)(Anshan)
Breeder - James Mulhall

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

loading past form
held up in rear, ridden and no impression from after 3 out
p.u.
silks
Minstrel Royal (GB) 8, b g 11-11 (The Gathering & P Kirby)
ts7cp1 Rated 112
Kayf Tara (GB) - Close Harmony (GB)(Bustino)
Breeder - Mrs Rita Brown

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

loading past form
mid-division, headway before 8th, weakened after 3 out, well behind when pulled up before 2 out
p.u.
silks
No Such Number (GB) 10, b g 11-5 (Miss Hazel Crichton)
ts9cp+ Rated 106
King's Best (USA) - Return (USA)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Ltd

(Morning price: 16/1 20/1 22/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 28/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
chased clear leader until 8th, soon weakened, well behind next, pulled up after
Off 3.10
Time 5m. 36.10 secs, which is 0.46 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £69.50
Tote Trifecta- £617.90
CSF- £69.92
Tricast- £387.75.

Non runner Elmono (FR)
2017 Notnow Seamus 6 11-8 Jeremiah McGrath 10/1 (Mrs M Fife)
2016 Golden Investment 7 11-9 W T Kennedy 7/2 (Donald McCain)
2015 Isaacstown Lad 8 10-12 Brian Harding 10/3Fav (N Richards)
2014 Silver Gent 6 11-6 Henry Brooke 5/1 (Donald McCain)
2013 Unex Canaletto 4 10-11 B Hughes 25/1 (J P L Ewart)

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