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Going - Yielding, Soft In Places. Fine

Jackpot Pool - €25,000.00 Winning Units - 23 Dividend - €760.80. Placepot Pool - €34,837.89 Winning Units - 19.55 Dividend - €1,247.30. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €60,444.87 carried forward to Leopardstown on Wed, 27th Dec. Tote Aggregate - €518186.00.

1st
silks
Espoir D'allen (FR) 3, b g 11-1 (John P McManus)
(4:06.1 3.95 secs slower on today's going )
Voix Du Nord (FR) - Quadanse (FR)(Maille Pistol (FR))
Breeder - M Bruno Vagne

(Morning price: 1/3 4/11 1/2 4/11 1/3 4/6)
(Ring price: 4/9 1/2 4/7 8/13 4/6 8/13 4/7 1/2) SP 1/2fav

Tote Win €1.40 Place €1.20
loading past form
tracked leaders, soon 4th, closed up from before straight travelling smoothly and soon led, slight mistake last, ridden to assert and stayed on well run-in, eased close home
2nd
1.25L
silks
Farclas (FR) 3, gr g 10-12 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(4:06.3)
Jukebox Jury (IRE) - Floriana (GER)(Seattle Dancer (USA))
Breeder - M Remy Gier, M Hans-Ueli Fruh & M Edy Enz

(Morning price: 8/1 9/1 10/1 12/1 14/1 16/1 10/1)
(Ring price: 9/1 10/1) SP 10/1

Place €2.50
loading past form
held up in touch, went 3rd approaching last, ridden and stayed on well without troubling winner into 2nd close home
3rd
1.25L
silks
Mitchouka (FR) 3, b g 10-12 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(4:06.6)
Creachadoir (IRE) - Minnaloushe (FR)(Black Minnaloushe (USA))
Breeder - Dr Georges Sandor

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

loading past form
tracked leaders, soon 3rd, challenged in 2nd approaching last, kept on same pace run-in and dropped to 3rd close home
4th
5L
silks
Grey Waters (IRE) 3, gr f 10-5 (Boragh Stud Syndicate)
(4:07.7)
Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Pelican Waters (IRE)(Key Of Luck (USA))
Breeder - Mr M M Sammon

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

loading past form
soon disputed lead, slightly hampered 2nd, led narrowly from 2 out, headed straight, no extra and one pace in 4th from before last
5th
3.75L
silks
Tenth Amendment (IRE) 3, ch g 10-12 (Karl Davis)
(4:08.4) hd4
Arcano (IRE) - Its On The Air (IRE)(King's Theatre (IRE))
Breeder - Limestone & Tara Studs

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

loading past form
chased leaders, ridden and switched right straight, soon no impression, one pace
6th
0.75L
silks
Mastermind (IRE) 3, b g 10-12 (Painestown Syndicate)
(4:08.6) hd3
Nathaniel (IRE) - Snow Gretel (IRE)(Green Desert (USA))
Breeder - Lynch Bages

(Morning price: 20/1 14/1 9/1)
(Ring price: 12/1 14/1 12/1 11/1 10/1 9/1 10/1) SP 10/1

loading past form
in rear, slight mistake 2 out, soon one pace under pressure
7th
13L
silks
Minnie Dahill (IRE) 3, b f 10-5 (Micheal D Ryan)
(4:11.2)
Finsceal Fior (IRE) - Elyaadi (GB)(Singspiel (IRE))
Breeder - M Ryan

(Morning price: 50/1 66/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 25/1) SP 25/1

loading past form
soon led, joined when jumped right 2nd and 3rd, narrowly headed from 2 out where slight mistake, weakened from before last
Off 1.17
Time 4m. 6.10 secs, which is 3.95 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €6.80
Tote Trifecta- €13.90
CSF- €7.08.

Non runner Desert Grey (change in going)
2016 Bapaume 3 10-12 R Walsh 13/8Fav (W P Mullins)
2015 Apple's Jade 3 10-5 J J Burke 12/1 (W P Mullins)
2014 Fiscal Focus 3 10-12 M P Fogarty 33/1 (Desmond McDonogh)
2013 Guitar Pete 3 10-12 B J Cooper 9/2 (D T Hughes)
2012 Blood Cotil 3 10-12 P Townend 4/9Fav (W P Mullins)

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