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Going - Soft (Good to Soft in places). 

Placepot Pool - £104,188.18 Winning Units - 2726.5 Dividend - £27.80. Quadpot Pool - £10,386.56 Winning Units - 399.61 Dividend - £19.20. Place Six Dividend - £15.45. Place Five Dividend - £10.94.

1st
silks
Mercian Prince (IRE) 7, b g 11-9 (Mr Paul Murphy)
Rated 134
Midnight Legend (GB) - Bongo Fury (FR)(Sillery (USA))
Breeder - P. Murphy

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

Tote Win £3.40 Place £1.60
loading past form
mostly chased leader until 11th, close 3rd, 2nd again before 3 out, led 3 out, clear next, stayed on strongly
2nd
3.5L
silks
Rothman (FR) 8, b g 10-1 (Mr Roger Alwen Mrs Heather Alwen)
ts+cp4 Rated 112
Michel Georges (GB) - Bravecentadj (FR)(True Brave (USA))
Breeder - Lydie Cottin & Margaux Cottin

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

Place £3.00
loading past form
keen, led until 3rd tracked leading pair, 2nd 11th until led narrowly next, headed 3 out, chased winner, stayed on same pace from next
3rd
8L
silks
Minella Tweet (IRE) 10, b g 10-1 (Michael & Tracie Willis)
ts4 Rated 112
King's Theatre (IRE) - Cara Mhaith (IRE)(Anshan)
Breeder - Mrs Margaret Comerford

(Morning price: 16/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 16/1 20/1 22/1 25/1 20/1) SP 20/1

loading past form
held up well in rear, modest 3rd after 2 out
4th
15L
silks
The Tailgater (IRE) 7, b g 10-8 (Paul & Clare Rooney)
Rated 126
Oscar (IRE) - Zaffaran Express (IRE)(Zaffaran (USA))
Breeder - Sean and Orla Gannon

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

loading past form
not that fluent, mistake 1st, held up in 5th place, awkward 11th, modest 4th before 2 out, never involved
5th
4L
silks
Turban (FR) 11, b g 10-0 (Turbanators)
Rated 108
Dom Alco (FR) - Indianabelle (FR)(Useful (FR))
Breeder - Mr B. Provot

(Morning price: 20/1 18/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 18/1 20/1 22/1 20/1) SP 20/1

loading past form
chased leaders on outside, went left 8th, outpaced soon after 4 out, went modest 4th approaching 2 out
p.u.
silks
Bishops Court (GB) 8, b g 11-12 (Mr P C Tory & Mr P S Frampton)
ts+hd+cp7 Rated 137
Helissio (FR) - Island of Memories (IRE)(Beneficial (GB))
Breeder - Stour Valley Thoroughbreds

(Morning price: 4/1 5/1 9/2 4/1 9/2 6/1)
(Ring price: 11/2 6/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 6/1) SP 6/1

loading past form
keen, held up in 6th, not fluent 9th, struggling when mistake 12th, soon weakened, behind and pulled up before 3 out
fell
silks
Breath Of Blighty (FR) 7, b g 10-8 (John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd)
ts7cp2 Rated 119
Policy Maker (IRE) - Nosika D'airy (FR)(Oblat (FR))
Breeder - B. Thierry, M. Mill, S. Thierry et al

(Morning price: 5/1 6/1 11/2)
(Ring price: 9/2 4/1 9/2 5/1) SP 5/1

loading past form
raced keenly, tracked leaders, led 3rd until 12th, chased leader until ridden before 3 out, soon driven and beaten, poor 5th when fell heavily 2 out
Off 1.31
Time 5m. 14.60 secs, which is 14.60 secs faster than the course average on today's going
CSF £14.63.
Tricast £186.20.
Tote Exacta £14.10.
Tote Trifecta £195.20.

Non runner Exitas
2017 Foxtail Hill 8 11-0 Sam Twiston-Davies 9/2 (Nigel Twiston-Davies)

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