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Going - Good to Yielding (Hurdle), Good (Chase). Fine

Jackpot Pool - €11,029.58 Winning Units - 5.1 Dividend - €1,513.80. Placepot Pool - €30,000.00 Winning Units - 130.81 Dividend - €160.50. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €28,580.76 carried forward to Leopardstown on Thu, 27th Dec. Tote Aggregate - €373176.00.

1st
silks
Klassical Dream (FR) 4, b g 11-7 (Mrs Joanne Coleman)
(3:52.2 3.70 secs faster on today's going )
Dream Well (FR) - Klassical Way (FR)(Septieme Ciel (USA))
Breeder - M Hubert Honore & Mme Laure Guillaume

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

Tote Win €2.80 Place €1.30
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tracked leaders, 5th approaching halfway, improved to lead 2 out, slight mistake last, stayed on well run-in
2nd
1.75L
silks
Entoucas (FR) 4, b g 11-7 (John P McManus)
(3:52.5)
Network (GER) - Mousse Des Bois (FR)(Chef De Clan (FR))
Breeder - M Jean Hardy

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

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chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 6th approaching halfway, closed 2 out, effort straight, kept on without matching winner run-in
3rd
2.5L
silks
Dancing On My Own (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (S Mulryan)
(3:52.9)
Milan (GB) - Morning Supreme (IRE)(Supreme Leader)
Breeder - Marie-Claire Murphy

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

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led and disputed, headed briefly after 3rd, soon led again, headed 2 out where slight mistake, one pace last
4th
1.5L
silks
Vision D'honneur (FR) 4, b g 11-7 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(3:53.2)
Vision D'Etat (FR) - Hembra (FR)(Croco Rouge (IRE))
Breeder - M Gaetan Gilles

(Morning price: 6/4 13/8)
(Ring price: 2/1 9/4 2/1 15/8 7/4 13/8 6/4 13/8 7/4) SP 7/4fav

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tracked leaders, 4th approaching halfway, effort straight, slight mistake last and one pace
5th
7L
silks
Exceeded Brief (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (C Jones)
(3:54.7)
Oscar (IRE) - Jordrell (IRE)(Fourstars Allstar (USA))
Breeder - Miss Elizabeth Kennedy

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

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chased leaders, 10th approaching halfway, headway and effort when switched right into straight, one pace approaching last
6th
4.25L
silks
Prosecution (GB) 4, b g 11-7 (Paul McKeon)
(3:55.5)
Lawman (FR) - Convention (GB)(Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Breeder - St Albans Bloodstock Llp

SP 66/1

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mid-division early, 9th approaching halfway, slight mistakes 5th and 3 out, no impression from before straight, kept on without threatening
7th
hd
silks
Rocco's Dream (GB) 4, b g 11-0 (Kildare Racing Club)
(3:55.6)
Shirocco (GER) - Rowlands Dream (IRE)(Accordion)
Breeder - Old Rectory Stud

SP 100/1

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soon prominent, led briefly after 3rd, lost place and no impression approaching straight
8th
shd
silks
Jon Ess (IRE) 4, ch g 11-2 (Brinkleys Syndicate)
(3:55.6)
Dragon Pulse (IRE) - Novosibirsk (USA)(Distant View (USA))
Breeder - Premier Bloodstock

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

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mid-division early, 8th approaching halfway, one pace from before straight
9th
8L
silks
Upgraded (IRE) 4, b f 11-0 (John Breslin)
(3:57.2) ts6
Acclamation (GB) - Dream Club (GB)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - Maurice Regan

(Morning price: 400/1 500/1 300/1 500/1 300/1 250/1)
SP 100/1

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held up, slightly impeded 2nd and 3rd, 16th approaching halfway, soon headway, no impression from before straight, kept on without threatening
10th
1L
silks
Noureev (GB) 4, gr g 11-7 (C Jones)
(3:57.4)
Soldier Of Fortune (IRE) - Lana Jolie (GER)(Whipper (USA))
Breeder - Christopher Liesack

SP 66/1

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waited with, 18th halfway, headway 3 out, kept on same pace without threatening from before straight
11th
1L
silks
Tale Of Woe (IRE) 4, b c 11-0 (Luke Comer)
(3:57.6)
Tale Of Two Cities (IRE) - Dishy Sissi (IRE)(Dilshaan (GB))
Breeder - Luke Comer

(Morning price: 400/1 500/1)
SP 100/1

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mid-division early, 7th approaching halfway, no impression from before straight
12th
3.5L
silks
Dark Decade (IRE) 4, br g 11-7 (Gigginstown House Stud)
(3:58.3)
Milan (GB) - Johnsalice (IRE)(Zaffaran (USA))
Breeder - Mr Daniel Mullins

(Morning price: 18/1 20/1)
SP 25/1

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waited with, 13th approaching halfway, soon headway, kept on same pace from before straight
13th
12L
silks
Luis Van Zandt (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (Old School Syndicate)
(4:00.7) ts1sr
Scorpion (IRE) - Banrion Na Boinne (GB)(Dubai Destination (USA))
Breeder - Mr Kevin Dowd

(Morning price: 400/1 500/1 400/1 300/1 400/1 250/1)
SP 100/1

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held up, jumped slightly right 3rd, 15th approaching halfway, no extra from before straight
14th
1.75L
silks
Harley B (IRE) 4, ch g 11-0 (Harbrio Partnership)
(4:01.1)
Arakan (USA) - Raichu (IRE)(Definite Article (GB))
Breeder - J C Harley

SP 66/1

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mid-division early, not fluent jumping, dropped to last at 4th, not a factor after
15th
nk
silks
Saga Altais (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (Mrs C Taylor)
(4:01.1)
Intense Focus (USA) - Electric Daydream (IRE)(Elusive Quality (USA))
Breeder - Michael Kelly & Intense Focus Synd

SP 66/1

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waited with, 11th approaching halfway, slight mistake 2 out, soon no extra
16th
hd
silks
Tormund (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (Winning Ways Enigma Syndicate)
(4:01.2)
Getaway (GER) - Firey Red Head (IRE)(Luso (GB))
Breeder - Martin Cullinane

(Morning price: 400/1 300/1 400/1 500/1 300/1 200/1)
SP 100/1

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waited with, 12th approaching halfway, no extra from before straight
17th
5.5L
silks
Glen Of Aherlow (IRE) 4, b g 11-7 (John P McManus)
(4:02.3)
Getaway (GER) - Tierneys Choice (IRE)(Oscar (IRE))
Breeder - Ms C Corrigan & Tom Conway

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

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waited with, 17th and pushed along halfway, slight mistake 3 out and soon no impression
18th
22L
silks
Opportunity Knox (IRE) 4, ch g 11-7 (P Blake)
(4:06.6) hd2
Dunelight (IRE) - Loughine Sparkle (IRE)(Beneficial (GB))
Breeder - Mr A O'Driscoll

(Morning price: 28/1 25/1 28/1 25/1 28/1 66/1 40/1 33/1)
SP 50/1

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towards rear and pulled hard, 14th approaching halfway, no impression approaching 2 out, soon no extra
19th
17L
silks
Darling Days (USA) 4, ch f 10-7 (L Magee)
(4:10.0)
English Channel (USA) - Pileiton (USA)(Perfect Soul (IRE))
Breeder - Terry Arnold & Jon Yessin

(Morning price: 400/1 500/1)
SP 100/1

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close up and disputed lead, weakened quickly after 3 out
u.r.
silks
Rio De Cerisy (FR) 4, ch g 11-7 (Don't Tell The Woman Syndicate)
ts1
Rio De La Plata (USA) - Almond Mousse (FR)(Exit To Nowhere (USA))
Breeder - Olivier Varin, Yann Varin, Sebastien Varin

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

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held up, not fluent jumping and unseated rider 2nd
Off 12.13
Time 3m. 52.20 secs, which is 3.70 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €18.70
Tote Trifecta- €46.70
CSF- €18.35.

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