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Going - Good To Yielding (H´dle/bumper) & Good (Chase). Overcast

Jackpot Pool - €47,138.41 Winning Units - 28.9 Dividend - €1,141.70. Placepot Pool - €59,287.39 Winning Units - 165.91 Dividend - €250.10. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €47,837.86 carried forward to Leopardstown on Sat, 29th Dec. Tote Aggregate - €465338.00.

1st
silks
Cuneo (FR) 6, b g 10-7 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(5:57.1 9.82 secs faster on today's going ) Rated 126(+7 after this run)
Kapgarde (FR) - Mefertiti (FR)(Epervier Bleu)
Breeder - M Dominique Moreau

(Morning price: 18/1 16/1 14/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 11/1 12/1)
SP 12/1

Tote Win €13.30 Place €2.80
loading past form
settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, improved to challenge 2 out, soon disputed, ridden in narrow lead before last, joined last, kept on best run-in, all out
2nd
0.5L
silks
Walk To Freedom (IRE) 8, br g 11-6 (Whole of the Moone Syndicate)
(5:57.2) ts3hd+ Rated 139(+3 after this run)
Arcadio (GER) - Carryonharriet (IRE)(Norwich)
Breeder - Ms C Purcell

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, progress 2 out, ridden into 7th before last, 5th last, kept on well run-in, 2nd at line
3rd
shd
silks
Thermistocles (IRE) 6, b g 10-9 (Miss Sarah O'Brien)
(5:57.2) Rated 128(+3 after this run)
Oscar (IRE) - Alpine View (IRE)(Witness Box (USA))
Breeder - Patrick Kinsella

(Morning price: 12/1 10/1 9/1 8/1 10/1 11/1 9/1 10/1 8/1 15/2 8/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 15/2 7/1 15/2 7/1) SP 7/1Jfav

loading past form
mid-division, progress 2 out, ridden into 4th entering straight, 2nd and pressed leader before last, disputed last, kept on without matching winner run-in, lost 2nd at line
4th
3L
silks
Satoshi (IRE) 4, b g 9-8 (Fergies On A Sunday Morning Syndicate)
(5:57.8) Rated 123(+2 after this run)
Shirocco (GER) - Morar (GB)(Kalanisi (IRE))
Breeder - Tinnakill Bloodstock

(Morning price: 22/1 25/1 20/1 16/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 14/1 12/1 11/1) SP 11/1

Place €3.20
loading past form
held up towards rear, progress before 2 out, ridden into 7th entering straight, 4th last, kept on same pace run-in
5th
0.5L
silks
Rock De Baune (FR) 4, b g 9-10 (John P McManus)
(5:57.9) Rated 120(+1 after this run)
Saddex (GB) - Sofia De Baune (FR)(Saint Cyrien (FR))
Breeder - S C E A Ecurie Domaine De Baune & M Bernard Hallope

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

loading past form
mid-division, progress 2 out, ridden into 5th entering straight, 3rd and no impression on leaders last, kept on same pace run-in
6th
6.5L
silks
Sire Du Berlais (FR) 6, b g 11-9 (John P McManus)
(5:59.3) ts4 Rated 142
Poliglote (GB) - Royale Athenia (FR)(Garde Royale)
Breeder - M Jean-Marc Lucas, MLLE Louise Collet & MLLE Camille Collet

(Morning price: 12/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 16/1)
SP 16/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, ridden before 2 out, 13th before last, stayed on run-in
7th
2.75L
silks
High Sparrow (IRE) 5, ch g 9-13 (Best of the Rest Syndicate)
(5:59.9) ts3 Rated 125(-1 after this run)
Shantou (USA) - Belladventure (IRE)(Carroll House)
Breeder - Mr J Coleman

(Morning price: 18/1 20/1 14/1 16/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 12/1) SP 12/1

loading past form
chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden before 2 out, disputed after 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on one pace
8th
0.75L
silks
Plinth (IRE) 8, b g 10-12 (John P McManus)
(6:00.0) ts+bl+ Rated 131(-1 after this run)
Montjeu (IRE) - Crazy Volume (IRE)(Machiavellian (USA))
Breeder - Lynch Bages Ltd & Samac Ltd

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

loading past form
mid-division, 9th before 2 out, ridden into 6th before last, no impression when mistake last, kept on one pace
9th
2.5L
silks
A Great View (IRE) 7, b/br g 11-4 (John P McManus)
(6:00.6) cp4 Rated 137
Kayf Tara (GB) - Liss A Chroi (IRE)(Exit To Nowhere (USA))
Breeder - Niall Flynn

(Morning price: 8/1 15/2 8/1 9/1 11/1 12/1 14/1)
(Ring price: 14/1 16/1 14/1) SP 14/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, ridden to progress 2 out, 11th before last, kept on one pace
10th
0.5L
silks
Robbin'hannon (IRE) 7, ch g 10-9 (David Fawcus)
(6:00.7) Rated 135(-1 after this run)
Robin Des Champs (FR) - Culleen Lady (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - Mrs Karen McLoughney

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

loading past form
settled behind leaders, 9th halfway, closer in 4th after 3 out, ridden and no extra entering straight
11th
1.75L
silks
Russian Bill (IRE) 8, b g 10-1 (Joseph Kirwan)
(6:01.0) Rated 120(-1 after this run)
Kalanisi (IRE) - Littleton Liberty (GB)(Royal Applause (GB))
Breeder - William Flood

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 16/1 12/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 10/1 11/1 10/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 9/1) SP 9/1

loading past form
mid-division best, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace
12th
22L
silks
Forever Gold (IRE) 11, b g 10-6 (Edward Cawley)
(6:05.5) cp+ Rated 125(-1 after this run)
Gold Well (GB) - Clonbrook Lass (IRE)(Lord Americo)
Breeder - Edward Cawley

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

loading past form
chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out
13th
2.75L
silks
The Gatechecker (IRE) 8, b g 10-0 (John P McManus)
(6:06.1) bl8 Rated 119
Classic Cliche (IRE) - Criaire Princess (IRE)(Tidaro (USA))
Breeder - Mrs Teresa Cleary

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, some progress into mid-division after 3 out, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace
14th
7L
silks
Sweet Home Chicago (IRE) 9, br g 10-3 (Mrs Fiona Bowe)
(6:07.5) Rated 122(-2 after this run)
Shantou (USA) - Finnuala Supreme (IRE)(Supreme Leader)
Breeder - Michael Conlon

(Morning price: 22/1 25/1 28/1 25/1)
SP 25/1

loading past form
chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to dispute 3 out, ridden and headed entering straight, soon no extra
15th
0.5L
silks
Pleasant Company (IRE) 10, b g 10-9 (Malcolm C Denmark)
(6:07.6) sr Rated 128
Presenting (GB) - Katie Flame (IRE)(Alderbrook (GB))
Breeder - Susan Bredin

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

loading past form
mid-division early, soon towards rear, pushed along briefly before 6th, ridden and no impression before 2 out
16th
10L
silks
Prince Garyantle (IRE) 8, b g 10-12 (Home & Dry Syndicate)
(6:09.6) ts+bl2 Rated 131(-1 after this run)
Exit To Nowhere (USA) - Last Sunrise (IRE)(Shahanndeh)
Breeder - R J Whitford

(Morning price: 28/1 33/1 40/1 50/1 33/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 40/1) SP 40/1

loading past form
soon led, joined 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon no extra
17th
7.5L
silks
Jack Fiasco (GB) 5, b g 9-13 (Fiasco Syndicate)
(6:11.1) cp3 Rated 118
Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Damascena (GER)(Acatenango (GER))
Breeder - Shade Oak Stud

(Morning price: 25/1 28/1 22/1 18/1 20/1 16/1 12/1 16/1 18/1 16/1 14/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 12/1 11/1 10/1 11/1) SP 11/1

loading past form
disputed early, soon chased leader, 2nd halfway, disputed after 3 out, bad mistake 2 out, soon headed and no extra
18th
11L
silks
Tigris River (IRE) 7, b g 11-8 (John P McManus)
(6:13.3) ts+ Rated 141(-2 after this run)
Montjeu (IRE) - Hula Angel (USA)(Woodman (USA))
Breeder - Lynch Bages Ltd

(Morning price: 18/1 20/1 25/1 28/1 25/1 33/1 40/1 33/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 25/1 28/1) SP 28/1

loading past form
mid-division, reminders 1st, ridden towards rear 3 out, no extra
p.u.
silks
Monksland (IRE) 11, b g 11-5 (Mrs Patricia Hunt)
Rated 138(-2 after this run)
Beneficial (GB) - Cush Jewel (IRE)(Executive Perk)
Breeder - Con Troy

(Morning price: 12/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 18/1 20/1 18/1)
(Ring price: 18/1 20/1) SP 20/1

loading past form
always towards rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, no extra next, pulled up before last
p.u.
silks
Dorans River (IRE) 8, br g 10-6 (T J Doran)
ts+ Rated 130(-2 after this run)
Golan (IRE) - Inch Sunset (IRE)(Zaffaran (USA))
Breeder - Mr T Doran

(Morning price: 33/1 40/1 50/1 66/1)
SP 66/1

loading past form
soon mid-division, ridden and no extra 2 out, pulled up before last
p.u.
silks
Slippery Serpent (IRE) 7, b g 10-4 (Friends Of Maria Syndicate)
Rated 123(-1 after this run)
Scorpion (IRE) - Tres Chic (IRE)(Bob Back (USA))
Breeder - Stone Electrical Ltd

(Morning price: 11/1 12/1 11/1 12/1)
SP 12/1

loading past form
settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, mistake 7th, ridden and no extra before 2 out, pulled up before last
p.u.
silks
Riviera Sun (IRE) 9, b g 9-8 (John P McManus)
cp+ Rated 120(-2 after this run)
Milan (GB) - Riviera Sands (IRE)(Mister Lord (USA))
Breeder - M Baker & Mrs M Sullivan

(Morning price: 40/1 50/1 66/1)
(Ring price: 66/1 50/1 66/1) SP 66/1

loading past form
mid-division, jumped right 2nd and reminders, ridden towards rear after 3 out, soon no extra, pulled up before last
p.u.
silks
Small World (IRE) 7, b g 10-1 (Three Locks Syndicate)
bl4 Rated 120(-2 after this run)
Shantou (USA) - Bodhran Davis (FR)(Cadoudal (FR))
Breeder - Mrs Miriam O'Donnell

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

loading past form
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened after 3 out, pulled up before last
Off 12.46
Time 5m. 57.10 secs, which is 9.82 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €102.70
Tote Trifecta- €905.30
CSF- €123.34
Tricast- €943.31.


2017 Mine Now 9 10-7 Mr R Deegan (7) 33/1 (Peter Fahey)
2016 Electric Concorde 5 10-11 D J Mullins 11/1 (J H Culloty)
2015 Forever Gold 8 9-13 C D Timmons (5) 16/1 (Edward Cawley)
2014 Usuel Smurfer 6 10-8 A P Heskin 20/1 (John Joseph Hanlon)
2013 Courage 4 10-1 D J Casey 14/1 (C F Swan)

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