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Going - Good, Yielding in Places; Changed to Yielding after Race 1 & to Soft after Race 3. Raining

Jackpot Pool - €5,000.00 Winning Units - 16 Dividend - €218.70. Placepot Pool - €32,697.53 Winning Units - 2327.66 Dividend - €9.60. Pick Six Pool - €25,000.00 Winning Units - 2 Dividend - €8,750.00. Tote Aggregate - €290004.00.

1st
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Miss Sapphire (IRE) 5, ch f 11-3 (Blue Blood Racing Club)
(5:57.5 12.46 secs faster on today's going )
Flemensfirth (USA) - Howyakeepan (IRE)(Saddlers' Hall (IRE))
Breeder - Brittas House Stud & Canterbrook Stud

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

Tote Win €2.90 Place €1.30
loading past form
led and disputed, not fluent 2nd, dropped to 2nd after 7th, not fluent 4 out, improved to disputed lead again after next, not fluent 2 out, led and ridden before last, kept on well run-in
2nd
2.5L
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Mr Showtime (IRE) 5, b g 11-10 (Crooked Crew Syndicate)
(5:58.0) Rated 125(-1 after this run)
Curtain Time (IRE) - Southcoast Gale (IRE)(Strong Gale)
Breeder - Colman O'Flynn

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

Place €1.20
loading past form
towards rear early and not fluent 1st, soon settled in mid-division on inner, not fluent 5th, 6th from 3 out and slightly squeezed for room before next, soon ridden in close 4th, went 3rd before last, kept on into 2nd run-in, not troubling winner
3rd
1L
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Mozilla (FR) 7, br f 10-5 (Oaktree Racing Club)
(5:58.2)
Astarabad (USA) - Bab Khaldoun (FR)(Kaldoun (FR))
Breeder - Jean-Charles Haimet & Jean-Pascal Liberg

(Morning price: 80/1 66/1 80/1 100/1 66/1)
SP 66/1

loading past form
mid-division, took closer order to track leaders from 8th, 3rd after 3 out and pushed along to challenge on outer after next, ridden in 2nd before last, no impression and dropped to 3rd run-in
4th
18L
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Baily Moon (IRE) 6, b g 11-3 (R A Scott)
(6:01.9) ts+cp7
Milan (GB) - Givehertime (IRE)(Commanche Run)
Breeder - Mr Jarlath O'Dwyer

(Morning price: 10/1 9/1 10/1 12/1 10/1 14/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 11/1 12/1) SP 11/1

loading past form
led and disputed, led after 7th, joined again from 3 out, ridden from 2 out and soon headed, no impression in 4th from before last
5th
32L
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Ben Brody (IRE) 7, b g 11-7 (Mrs Brenda Byrne)
(6:08.3)
Beneficial (GB) - Thethirstyscholars (IRE)(Be My Native (USA))
Breeder - Niall Ryan And Fiona O'Sullivan

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

loading past form
mid-division, closer in 5th from 8th, pushed along from 3 out, ridden and no impression in 7th from 2 out
6th
32L
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Foxearth (IRE) 6, b g 11-10 (Miss Elizabeth Aldous)
(6:14.7) Rated 114(-1 after this run)
Marienbard (IRE) - Asset Dancer (GB)(Bustino)
Breeder - Elizabeth Aldons

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

loading past form
chased leaders, ridden in 4th after 3 out, soon weakened and no extra from 2 out
p.u.
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Tourboy (IRE) 5, b/br g 11-10 (Mrs S B Hawkins)
ts2sr
Whitmore's Conn (USA) - Annalecky (IRE)(Bob's Return (IRE))
Breeder - Spencer Hawkins

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

loading past form
towards rear, not fluent 1st and 4th, closer in 7th from 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, soon no impression in 5th and pulled up before last
p.u.
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Artic Quest (IRE) 5, ch g 11-0 (Mrs Joan Berry)

Trans Island (GB) - Back The Queen (IRE)(Bob Back (USA))
Breeder - Paul Barden

(Morning price: 80/1 66/1 80/1 100/1)
SP 100/1

loading past form
towards rear, ridden in 8th from 3 out, soon detached and pulled up before next
p.u.
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Didarro (IRE) 8, b g 11-0 (Brian Dillon)

Tidaro (USA) - Polyploid (IRE)(Pollerton)
Breeder - Brian Dillon

(Morning price: 18/1 20/1 22/1 28/1 33/1)
SP 33/1

loading past form
mid-division on outer, dropped to rear after 7th, pushed along and detached from next, pulled up before 3 out
p.u.
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Kings Dolly (IRE) 7, b m 11-3 (Ms A Brislane)
cp4sr Rated 109
Golan (IRE) - Kings Dancer (IRE)(King's Ride)
Breeder - Miss Anna Brislane

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

loading past form
chased leaders, lost place before 8th, soon weakened and pulled up before 4 out
Off 5.55
Time 5m. 57.50 secs, which is 12.46 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €7.80
Tote Trifecta- €354.70
CSF- €6.92.


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