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Going - Good To Yielding (Hurdle), Good (Chase). Overcast

Jackpot Not Won.Pool €15,024.93 carried forward to Leopardstown on Fri, 28th Dec. Placepot Pool - €37,036.48 Winning Units - 200.85 Dividend - €129.00. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €34,671.16 carried forward to Leopardstown on Fri, 28th Dec. Tote Aggregate - €437109.00.

1st
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Simply Ned (IRE) 11, ch g 11-12 (David & Nicky Robinson)
(4:02.5 5.90 secs faster on today's going ) Rated 158
Fruits of Love (USA) - Bishops Lass (IRE)(Marju (IRE))
Breeder - Miss Irene Hatton

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

Tote Win €11.10 Place €2.60
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chased leaders, pushed along in 6th from 2 out, switched right and closed from before last where left moderate 2nd and slightly impeded, ran on well run-in to lead close home
2nd
0.5L
silks
Footpad (FR) 6, b g 11-12 (Simon Munir)
(4:02.6) Rated 166(-1 after this run)
Creachadoir (IRE) - Willamina (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Mlle Louise Collet & Mlle Camille Collet

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

Place €1.40
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tracked leaders, 2nd from 3 out, on terms straight, led approaching last, soon attempted to assert and went on, kept on same pace closing stages and headed close home
3rd
4.75L
silks
Ordinary World (IRE) 8, br g 11-12 (C Jones)
(4:03.7) Rated 150(+2 after this run)
Milan (GB) - Saucy Present (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - Dillon Family

(Morning price: 40/1 50/1 40/1 50/1 40/1 28/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 28/1 25/1) SP 25/1

loading past form
towards rear, closed up to chase leaders from before 2 out, slight mistake last and left moderate 3rd, one pace run-in
4th
hd
silks
Castlegrace Paddy (IRE) 7, b g 11-12 (Clipper Logistics Group Ltd)
(4:03.7) Rated 157(-2 after this run)
Flemensfirth (USA) - Thunder Road (IRE)(Mtoto)
Breeder - Mr P J W Byrne

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

loading past form
chased leaders, progress before 6th, no impression and slightly impeded last, one pace
5th
4L
silks
Ballyoisin (IRE) 7, b g 11-12 (John P McManus)
(4:04.5) Rated 162
Presenting (GB) - Regal Force (IRE)(King's Ride)
Breeder - Mrs C A Moore

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

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tracked leader, slight mistakes 3rd and 4th, not fluent 5 out, 3rd and stumbled slightly approaching 2 out, no impression and slightly impeded last, one pace
6th
6L
silks
Doctor Phoenix (IRE) 10, br g 11-12 (Nick Bradley Racing Club)
(4:05.8) ts+cp+ Rated 155(-3 after this run)
Dr Massini (IRE) - Lowroad Cross (IRE)(Anshan)
Breeder - John O'Donovan

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

loading past form
towards rear, slight mistake 2nd, slight mistake 2 out and no impression, one pace
fell
silks
Great Field (FR) 7, b g 11-12 (John P McManus)
Rated 164(-1 after this run)
Great Pretender (IRE) - Eaton Lass (IRE)(Definite Article (GB))
Breeder - Dominique Clayeux

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

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led, joined straight, headed approaching last where fell
Off 1.15
Time 4m. 2.50 secs, which is 5.90 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €22.60
Tote Trifecta- €1055.20
CSF- €35.91.


2017 Simply Ned 10 11-12 M P Walsh 16/1 (N Richards)
2016 Douvan 6 11-12 R Walsh 1/8Fav (W P Mullins)
2015 Flemenstar 10 11-12 A E Lynch 16/1 (Anthony Curran)
2014 Twinlight 7 11-12 P Townend 16/1 (W P Mullins)
2013 Benefficient 7 11-12 B J Cooper 9/1 (A J Martin)

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