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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
Mt Leinster (IRE) 5, b g 11-12 (Roaringwater Syndicate)
(4:07.8 5.51 secs slower on today's going ) hd6
Beat Hollow (GB) - Sixhills (FR)(Sabrehill (USA))
Breeder - Mrs J M Mullins

(Morning price: 5/2 9/4 5/2 11/4 3/1 10/3 4/1 10/3 5/2 9/4 3/1)
(Ring price: 5/2 11/4 3/1 11/4 3/1 11/4) SP 11/4

Tote Win €3.50 Place €1.40
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tracked leaders, soon 4th, slight mistake 1st, closed up travelling smoothly straight, led over 1f out, quickly asserted and stayed on well, comfortably
2nd
9L
silks
Entoucas (FR) 5, b g 11-12 (John P McManus)
(4:09.6) Rated 130(-0 after this run)
Network (GER) - Mousse Des Bois (FR)(Chef De Clan (FR))
Breeder - M Jean Hardy

(Morning price: 7/2 3/1 7/2 10/3 3/1 5/2)
(Ring price: 3/1 11/4 5/2 9/4) SP 9/4fav

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soon led, pressed from before final hurdle, headed over 1f out, soon no extra and one pace
3rd
5.5L
silks
Concertista (FR) 5, ch f 11-5 (Simon Munir)
(4:10.7)
Nathaniel (IRE) - Zagzig (GB)(Selkirk (USA))
Breeder - Wertheimer Et Frere

(Morning price: 4/1 7/2 4/1 7/2 10/3 3/1 7/2)
(Ring price: 10/3 7/2 4/1 9/2 5/1) SP 5/1

Place €1.80
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prominent, 6th approaching 3rd, closed and effort from before final hurdle, no extra and one pace from over 1f out
4th
4.5L
silks
The Very Man (IRE) 5, b g 11-12 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(4:11.6)
Jeremy (USA) - Mill Meadow (IRE)(Kalanisi (IRE))
Breeder - G Merrigan

(Morning price: 5/1 13/2 6/1 13/2 7/1 15/2 8/1 10/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 17/2 8/1) SP 8/1

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mid-division early, 9th approaching 3rd, soon headway, kept on same pace from over 1f out
5th
1.5L
silks
Exit Poll (IRE) 5, b g 11-7 (Sean & Bernardine Mulryan)
(4:12.0)
Elusive Pimpernel (USA) - Carolobrian (IRE)(Mark Of Esteem (IRE))
Breeder - Mr Shane Lawlor

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

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soon prominent, slight mistake 2nd, 3rd approaching 3rd, challenged from before final hurdle, no extra and one pace over 1f out
6th
0.5L
silks
Botani (IRE) 5, ch f 10-12 (Mrs Fiona McKeon)
(4:12.2)
Doyen (IRE) - Go Noble (IRE)(Golan (IRE))
Breeder - Gerard Galvin

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

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waited with, 16th approaching 3rd, soon headway and chased leaders from before final hurdle, kept on same pace straight
7th
18L
silks
Shanroe (GB) 5, b g 11-12 (Brian Smyth)
(4:15.7) ts1
Multiplex (GB) - Pugnacious Lady (GB)(Hernando (FR))
Breeder - Mickley Stud

(Morning price: 10/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 16/1)
(Ring price: 18/1 16/1 20/1) SP 20/1

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mid-division early, 8th approaching 3rd, one pace from before straight
8th
1.25L
silks
Buddy Rich (IRE) 6, ch g 11-12 (Sean & Bernardine Mulryan)
(4:15.9) ts2
Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Sharisse (IRE)(Noverre (USA))
Breeder - T J Rooney

(Morning price: 6/1 13/2 6/1 11/2 6/1 13/2 7/1 15/2 9/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1) SP 8/1

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prominent, soon 2nd, not fluent 4th, no extra from before final hurdle
9th
25L
silks
Glens Finale (IRE) 5, b g 11-12 (Ms Fiona McStay)
(4:20.9)
Sholokhov (IRE) - Glens Music (IRE)(Orchestra)
Breeder - Mrs Fiona McStay

(Morning price: 14/1 20/1 22/1 33/1 40/1)
(Ring price: 50/1 40/1 33/1 40/1 33/1) SP 33/1

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mid-division early, 11th approaching 3rd, one pace from before final hurdle
10th
24L
silks
Tonkinese (GB) 6, b g 11-12 (Syndicates Racing)
(4:25.6) ts+
Authorized (IRE) - Honky Tonk Sally (GB)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - Mrs Hugh Maitland-Jones

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

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mid-division early, 10th approaching 3rd where bad mistake, no extra from before final hurdle
11th
2.5L
silks
Smiths Girl (IRE) 5, b f 10-12 (Christopher J Smith)
(4:26.1)
Getaway (GER) - Miss Scullduggery (IRE)(Oscar (IRE))
Breeder - Gerry Moore & Joe Rogers

(Morning price: 150/1 200/1 250/1 100/1)
SP 100/1

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waited with, slight mistake 1st, 17th approaching 3rd, never a factor
12th
4.75L
silks
Eagle Moon (FR) 5, b g 11-12 (Robcour)
(4:27.1)
Spanish Moon (USA) - Perla Des Pres (FR)(April Night (FR))
Breeder - M Jean-Louis Chasserio, Mlle Anne Chasserio, Mlle Marie Cha

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

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soon chased leaders, 5th approaching 3rd, no extra from before final hurdle
13th
5.5L
silks
Exultation (FR) 5, b g 11-9 (Mrs A Frost)
(4:28.2) sr
Secret Singer (FR) - Nanny (FR)(Ragmar (FR))
Breeder - M Jacques Cypres & M Hubert Despont

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

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waited with, 12th approaching 3rd, no extra from before final hurdle
14th
7.5L
silks
Mystery Stowaway (IRE) 5, ch m 10-12 (Declan Donohoe)
(4:29.8)
Stowaway (GB) - Mystery Escort (GB)(Sir Harry Lewis (USA))
Breeder - Mr D Donohoe

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

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soon chased leaders, 7th and pushed along briefly approaching 3rd, no extra from before final hurdle
15th
nk
silks
Stadius (IRE) 6, b g 11-5 (Peadars Friends Partnership)
(4:29.9)
Cape Cross (IRE) - Sherifa (GER)(Monsun (GER))
Breeder - Ken Lynch

(Morning price: 100/1 200/1 250/1 200/1 250/1 100/1)
SP 100/1

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waited with, 15th approaching 3rd, never a factor
16th
21L
silks
Doyen Dancer (IRE) 5, b g 11-5 (Raymond Treacy)
(4:34.1) ts3sr
Doyen (IRE) - Grangeclare Dancer (IRE)(Top Of The World)
Breeder - Sunnyhill Stud Ltd

(Morning price: 33/1 66/1 80/1)
(Ring price: 66/1 80/1 100/1 80/1 100/1) SP 100/1

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waited with, 13th approaching 3rd, never a factor
17th
20L
silks
Inneen Oscar (IRE) 5, b m 11-5 (Paula Widger)
(4:38.0) sr
Oscar (IRE) - Bridge Hotel Katie (IRE)(Glacial Storm (USA))
Breeder - James Treacy

(Morning price: 150/1 200/1 250/1 200/1 250/1 100/1)
SP 100/1

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waited with, last approaching 3rd, never a factor
18th
26L
silks
Letitbeso (IRE) 6, b m 11-5 (Ross O'Sullivan Racing Syndicate)
(4:43.3)
Ask (GB) - Persian Heroine (IRE)(Intikhab (USA))
Breeder - Grange Stud

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

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waited with, not fluent 2nd, 14th approaching 3rd, never a factor
Off 12.42
Time 4m. 7.80 secs, which is 5.51 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €9.50
Tote Trifecta- €40.90
CSF- €9.45.

Non runner Le Musigny (FR) (vaccination error)
2018 City Island 5 11-12 M P Walsh 15/8Fav (Martin Brassil)
2017 Paloma Blue 5 11-12 D N Russell 4/1 (Henry De Bromhead)
2016 Joey Sasa 7 11-12 S W Flanagan 3/1 (Noel Meade)
2015 A Toi Phil 5 11-12 Mr P W Mullins 7/2 (W P Mullins)
2014 Rock On The Moor 6 11-5 R M Power 12/1 (Mrs John Harrington)

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