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Going - Soft (Hurdle/bumper), Yielding (Chase). Overcast

Jackpot Pool - €15,139.33 Winning Units - .5 Dividend - €10,597.50. Placepot Pool - €42,526.99 Winning Units - 279.22 Dividend - €106.60. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €16,042.27 carried forward to Leopardstown on Fri, 27th Dec. Tote Aggregate - €324558.00.

1st
silks
Notebook (GER) 6, b g 11-12 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(4:15.1 1.18 secs faster on today's going ) ts7 Rated 150(-0 after this run)
Samum (GER) - Nova (GER)(Obermaat)
Breeder - Gestut Am Schlossgarten GbR

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

Tote Win €5.20 Place €1.80
loading past form
disputed lead early, soon raced in 2nd, jumped slightly right at times, closed and led before 2 out, stayed on well under pressure run-in
2nd
1.5L
silks
Fakir D'oudairies (FR) 4, b g 11-5 (John P McManus)
(4:15.4) Rated 157(-0 after this run)
Kapgarde (FR) - Niagaria Du Bois (FR)(Grand Tresor (FR))
Breeder - Cte Michel De Gigou

(Morning price: 5/4 11/8 6/4 11/8 6/4 11/8 6/4)
(Ring price: 6/4 11/8 6/4 11/8) SP 11/8

loading past form
disputed lead early, soon raced in 3rd, effort between horses and rider briefly without iron early straight, kept on well without matching winner run-in
3rd
16L
silks
Royal Rendezvous (IRE) 7, b g 11-12 (Dr S P Fitzgerald)
(4:18.6) hd5
King's Theatre (IRE) - Novacella (FR)(Beyssac (FR))
Breeder - Cleaboy Stud

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

loading past form
waited with, in rear early, soon 4th, jumped slightly right at times, closed up and effort from before 2 out, no extra in 3rd from before last
4th
54L
silks
Djingle (FR) 6, b g 11-12 (McNeill Family)
(4:29.4) hd9 Rated 145(-0 after this run)
Voix Du Nord (FR) - Jourie (FR)(Lute Antique (FR))
Breeder - Thierry Adenot

(Morning price: 40/1 33/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 28/1) SP 25/1

loading past form
disputed lead early, soon led and went on, jumped slightly right at times, reduced lead from 8th, headed before 2 out and slight mistake, weakened
p.u.
silks
Laurina (FR) 6, b f 11-5 (Sullivan Bloodstock Limited)
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Spanish Moon (USA) - Lamboghina (GER)(Alkalde (GER))
Breeder - M Alain Clavier, Dr V Roger-Yves Simon & M Nicolas Simon

(Morning price: 6/5 11/10 1/1 11/10 1/1 11/10 1/1 11/10 1/1 11/10 6/5)
(Ring price: 11/10 6/5 11/10 6/5 11/10) SP 11/10fav

loading past form
waited with, soon 4th, slight mistake 1st, last when a little slow at 4th, mistake 7th, no impression approaching 2 out where not fluent, pulled up before last (burst blood vessel)
Off 2.20
Time 4m. 15.10 secs, which is 1.18 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €12.70
Tote Trifecta- €49.30
CSF- €17.98.


2018 Le Richebourg 5 11-12 M P Walsh 3/1 (Joseph Patrick O'Brien)
2017 Footpad 5 11-12 P Townend 4/6Fav (W P Mullins)
2016 Min 5 11-12 R Walsh 4/5Fav (W P Mullins)
2015 Douvan 5 11-12 Mr P W Mullins 4/7Fav (W P Mullins)
2014 Clarcam 4 11-1 B J Cooper 8/1 (Gordon Elliott)

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