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Jackpot Not Won.Pool €1,784.94 carried forward to Limerick on Sun, 29th Dec. Placepot Pool - €32,721.34 Winning Units - 30.13 Dividend - €760.20. Tote Aggregate - €132159.00.

1st
silks
Frere Fontaine (FR) 4, b g 10-11 (Rebel Deise Syndicate)
(5:53.1 2.58 secs faster on today's going ) cp1 Rated 91
Cokoriko (FR) - Manilla (FR)(Cadoudal (FR))
Breeder - M Thomas Fontaine & M Clement Fontaine

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

Tote Win €4.20 Place €1.60
loading past form
mid-division, 10th halfway, progress to 5th on outer before straight, disputed travelling well 2 out, strongly pressed before last where good jump to lead, ridden and kept on well to draw clear run-in
2nd
6L
silks
Isabel's Gold (IRE) 6, b m 11-11 (Eoin Daly)
(5:54.2) Rated 101
Gold Well (GB) - Queen's Lady (IRE)(Flemensfirth (USA))
Breeder - Michael and Fiona O'Connor

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

Place €3.10
loading past form
held up towards rear, 14th halfway, pushed along in 11th after 3 out, headway on outer to close 4th 2 out, ridden to dispute before last, headed last, kept on run-in, no impression on winner
3rd
5.5L
silks
Likable Chancer (IRE) 5, b g 10-12 (Ms Annette Daffy)
(5:55.3) Rated 95
Gold Well (GB) - Native Side (IRE)(Be My Native (USA))
Breeder - Hugh Fitzpatrick

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

loading past form
tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, disputed before 5 out, pushed along in 3rd when not fluent 2 out, ridden and no impression before last, kept on one pace
4th
7.5L
silks
An Marcach (IRE) 5, b g 10-9 (T Egan)
(5:56.9) Rated 90
Milan (GB) - Red Square Lady (IRE)(Moscow Society (USA))
Breeder - Tom Egan

(Morning price: 14/1 12/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 14/1)
SP 14/1

Place €3.10
loading past form
mid-division, 6th halfway, 2nd on inner after 3 out, ridden to dispute before 2 out, no impression in 4th before last, kept on one pace
5th
0.75L
silks
Monty's Mission (IRE) 5, b f 10-12 (Hanford's Chemist Limited)
(5:57.1) ts3 Rated 95
Arctic Cosmos (USA) - Montys Miss (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - J Mangan

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

loading past form
chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 7th halfway, pushed along in close 5th before 2 out, ridden and no impression before last, kept on one pace
6th
shd
silks
Northern Emperor (IRE) 6, b g 10-3 (V T O'Brien)
(5:57.1) ts+ Rated 86
Azamour (IRE) - Mon Bijou (IRE)(Green Desert (USA))
Breeder - Mr Albert Conneally

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

loading past form
chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway to dispute 5 out, ridden and lost place after 3 out, 10th before 2 out, kept on one pace
7th
shd
silks
All About Alfie (IRE) 11, b g 11-1 (T Donohue)
(5:57.1) ts+bl2 Rated 91
Antonius Pius (USA) - Efrhina (IRE)(Woodman (USA))
Breeder - John Connolly

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

loading past form
prominent, 2nd halfway, disputed 5 out, ridden in 6th before 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace
8th
1L
silks
Seskinane (IRE) 13, b g 11-5 (Mrs Anne McMahon)
(5:57.3) Rated 102
Imperial Ballet (IRE) - Three For The Road (IRE)(Buckskin (FR))
Breeder - Eamonn Kennedy

(Morning price: 20/1 22/1 20/1 14/1 11/1 9/1 8/1 15/2 9/1 8/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 9/1) SP 9/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, 12th halfway, ridden in 7th when not fluent 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace
9th
24L
silks
Ballea Fox (GB) 6, b g 10-8 (Noel Hanley)
(6:02.1) ts6 Rated 89
Multiplex (GB) - Cool Chron (GB)(Polar Falcon (USA))
Breeder - Chester Racing Club Ltd

(Morning price: 20/1 22/1 20/1 16/1 18/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 20/1 18/1 16/1) SP 16/1

loading past form
mid-division, 4th halfway, disputed 5 out, led after 3 out, headed and lost place entering straight, mistake 2 out, no extra
10th
9L
silks
The Reaping Race (IRE) 6, b g 10-5 (E McNamara)
(6:03.9) Rated 88
Flemensfirth (USA) - Native Design (IRE)(Be My Native (USA))
Breeder - Michael and Fiona O'Connor

(Morning price: 14/1 12/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 7/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 13/2) SP 13/2

loading past form
mid-division on outer, slight mistake 4th, 8th halfway, not fluent 8th, ridden and no impression 3 out, no extra
11th
4L
silks
Dreal Deal (IRE) 4, b g 10-5 (Ronan M P McNally)
(6:04.7) sr Rated 88
Arvico (FR) - Fleur Rose (IRE)(Flemensfirth (USA))
Breeder - Ballymorisheen Stables

(Morning price: 12/1 11/1 12/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 20/1)
SP 20/1

loading past form
always towards rear, slight mistake 8th, ridden and no impression before 3 out, no extra
12th
1L
silks
Direct Image (IRE) 6, b m 11-1 (Michael A Walsh)
(6:04.9) Rated 91
Shantou (USA) - Poly Sandstorm (IRE)(Presenting (GB))
Breeder - Bernard Harris

(Morning price: 16/1 18/1 16/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 18/1 22/1 25/1)
SP 25/1

loading past form
rear of mid-division, 13th halfway, pushed along before 5 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, no extra
13th
11L
silks
Eagle Roque (FR) 5, b g 11-3 (Thomas Friel)
(6:07.1) bl1sr Rated 98
Youmzain (IRE) - Viola De La Roque (FR)(Martaline (GB))
Breeder - M Philippe Vichot

(Morning price: 4/1 5/1 9/2 5/1 13/2 7/1 8/1 15/2 7/1 6/1 5/1)
SP 5/1

loading past form
rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, ridden and no impression after 3 out, no extra
14th
99+L
silks
Araukan (IRE) 6, b f 11-10 (Derrymartin Bloodstock Limited)
(6:29.2) sr Rated 100
Arakan (USA) - Sherwolf (IRE)(Loup Sauvage (USA))
Breeder - Ms Geraldine Treacy

(Morning price: 16/1 25/1 22/1 25/1 28/1 33/1 40/1 50/1)
SP 50/1

loading past form
always towards rear, weakened before 3 out, completely tailed off
p.u.
silks
Clonguile Way (IRE) 6, b g 10-13 (Mrs Bridget O'Keeffe)
cp3 Rated 89
Double Eclipse (IRE) - Massini Flyer (IRE)(Dr Massini (IRE))
Breeder - Breda O'Keeffe

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

loading past form
led, mistake and headed 8th, ridden and weakened from 4 out, pulled up before last
p.u.
silks
Need For Gold (IRE) 6, b g 10-5 (Edward Cawley)
sr Rated 86
Gold Well (GB) - Needless To Say (IRE)(Needle Gun (IRE))
Breeder - Edward Cawley

(Morning price: 22/1 25/1 14/1 12/1 11/1 9/1 7/1 6/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 13/2 6/1 13/2 6/1) SP 6/1

loading past form
mid-division, 9th halfway, 5th when mistake 3 out, pushed along after and weakened before next, pulled up before last
Off 1.40
Time 5m. 53.10 secs, which is 2.58 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €49.80
Tote Trifecta- €144.30
CSF- €39.63
Tricast- €249.45.

Non runners Whoyakodding (GB) (off feed), Mattie's Mountain (coughing), The Grey Guy , Duhallow Paddy , Sea Scorpion
2018 Owl Creek Bridge 5 10-11 C P McNamara (7) 9/2JFav (E McNamara)
2017 The Grey Guy 10 10-11 P F Mangan 5/1 (Brian O'Keeffe)
2016 Barrys Jack 6 10-7 John J Fitzpatrick (7) 22/1 (P G Coffey)
2015 De Glebe Star 8 10-10 G N Fox (3) 8/1 (Ms Frances Slevin)

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