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Placepot Pool - £69,810.71 Winning Units - 484.74 Dividend - £105.10. Quadpot Pool - £9,491.31 Winning Units - 340.56 Dividend - £20.60. Place Six Dividend - £59.10. Place Five Dividend - £44.05.

1st
silks
First Response (GB) 5, b g 9-7 (D M Smith, P G Shorrock & L Stubbs)
(Drawn 2)ts6sr Rated 77
First Defence (USA) - Promising Lead (GB)(Danehill (USA))
Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Ltd

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

Tote Win £6.50 Place £1.50
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raced keenly, held up tracking leaders, good headway far side of group 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on well
2nd
1.25L
silks
Paparazzi (GB) 5, b g 9-7 (Gordon Allan Elsa Crankshaw)
(Drawn 6) Rated 77
Iffraaj (GB) - Columella (GB)(Kyllachy (GB))
Breeder - The Columella Partnership

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

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chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, no chance with winner
3rd
1L
silks
Insurplus (IRE) 7, b g 8-6 (Mr D Renton & Mr J Goldie)
(Drawn 4) Rated 69
Bushranger (IRE) - Emly Express (IRE)(High Estate)
Breeder - Patrick J. Monahan

(Morning price: 4/1 7/2 4/1 9/2 11/2 6/1 13/2 7/1 15/2 8/1 9/1 11/1 8/1)
(Ring price: 9/1 17/2 8/1 17/2 8/1 17/2 9/1 17/2 9/1) SP 9/1

Place £2.10
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slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway between horses over 1f out, kept on into 3rd towards finish
4th
0.5L
silks
Anif (IRE) 6, b g 9-4 (Stuart Herrington & Peter Forster)
(Drawn 1) Rated 74
Cape Cross (IRE) - Cadenza (FR)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - Shadwell Estate Company Limited

(Morning price: 9/2 5/1 9/2 5/1 11/2 6/1 13/2 7/1 13/2 6/1 13/2)
(Ring price: 7/1 13/2 7/1 13/2 6/1 11/2 6/1 13/2 7/1 13/2 7/1 15/2 7/1 15/2) SP 15/2

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chased leaders far side of group, led inside final 2f, ridden and headed entering final furlong, weakened into 4th close home
5th
2L
silks
Vive La Difference (IRE) 6, b g 9-6 (Ryedale Partners No 5)
(Drawn 5)bl6sr Rated 76
Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Galaxie Sud (USA)(El Prado (IRE))
Breeder - Haras D'Etreham

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

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slowly into stride, held up towards rear, steady headway near side rail over 2f out, ridden and beaten over 1f out
6th
6L
silks
Merricourt (IRE) 4, gr g 9-6 (Mr Allan McLuckie)
(Drawn 3)sr Rated 76
Mizzen Mast (USA) - Elite (GB)(Invincible Spirit (IRE))
Breeder - Nawara Stud Limited

(Morning price: 6/1 7/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 7/1 13/2 6/1 13/2 6/1 13/2 6/1 13/2 8/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 15/2 8/1 9/1 10/1 9/1 17/2 9/1 10/1 9/1 10/1) SP 10/1

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led and set steady pace 2f, led again over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong
7th
0.5L
silks
The Game Of Life (GB) 5, b g 9-2 (Mrs H Lloyd-herrington)
(Drawn 7)sr Rated 72
Oasis Dream (GB) - Velvet Star (IRE)(Galileo (IRE))
Breeder - Eliza Park International Pty Ltd

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

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pulled hard in rear, never on terms
8th
18L
silks
Kupa River (IRE) 6, b g 9-4 (Middleham Park Racing Lxxii & Partner)
(Drawn 8)hd+sr Rated 74
Big Bad Bob (IRE) - Lamanka Lass (USA)(Woodman (USA))
Breeder - Airlie Stud & Mrs S. Rogers

(Morning price: 7/1 6/1 5/1 9/2 11/4 7/2)
(Ring price: 10/3 7/2 4/1 7/2 10/3 3/1 11/4) SP 11/4fav

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raced keenly, headway near side rail to lead 6f out, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly
Off 4.17
Time 1m. 42.19 secs, which is 1.63 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £43.20
Tote Trifecta- £430.60
CSF- £52.76
Tricast- £450.15.

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