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Going - Good to Firm (Good in places). 

Placepot Pool - £50,551.11 Winning Units - 428.55 Dividend - £117.90. Quadpot Pool - £5,505.48 Winning Units - 41.56 Dividend - £132.40. Place Six Dividend - £167.11. Place Five Dividend - £119.94.

1st
silks
Belfast Banter (IRE) 4, b g 10-12 (Direct Bloodstock Limited)

Jeremy (USA) - Sumtin Nice (IRE)(Simply Great (FR))
Breeder - Seamus Cooney

(Morning price: 5/4 11/10)
(Ring price: 1/1 11/10 1/1 10/11 5/6) SP 5/6fav

Tote Win £1.60 Place £1.10
loading past form
tracked leader, always travelling well, led over 2f out, soon hung right on bend, drew clear final furlong, easily
2nd
7L
silks
Noel's Boy (IRE) 4, ch g 10-12 (Mrs Kim Masters)
ts1cp1WS
Arakan (USA) - Riobamba (USA)(Bernstein (USA))
Breeder - E. Lynam

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

Place £1.70
loading past form
led, hard driven when headed over 2f out, stayed on same pace, no extra closing stages
3rd
nk
silks
Shantou Sunset (GB) 5, ch m 10-4 (Mr C J Down)

Shantou (USA) - Kingara (GB)(Karinga Bay)
Breeder - Elms Stud Co Ltd & P. Atkinson

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

Place £6.60
loading past form
behind, driven over 4f out, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders and green over 1f out, kept on, never a threat
4th
0.75L
silks
Rosie Picture (GB) 5, ch m 10-4 (Mr A Leach)

Arvico (FR) - State Of Grace (GB)(Generous (IRE))
Breeder - A. Leach

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

loading past form
behind, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, never able to challenge
5th
17L
silks
Marzano (FR) 5, ch g 11-0 (Mr Fergal O'brien)
ts2
Martaline (GB) - Amisana (ITY)(Denon (USA))
Breeder - Mme Laurence Gagneux

(Morning price: 4/1 9/2 5/1 11/2 6/1 11/2 6/1 8/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 7/1 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
chased leaders, outpaced over 5f out, rallied over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
6th
0.75L
silks
Smartmandarcy (IRE) 4, b g 10-5 (Mr Richard J Bandey)

Arakan (USA) - Queens Quay (GB)(Grand Lodge (USA))
Breeder - Ms Jackie Whelan

(Morning price: 25/1 20/1 16/1 14/1 12/1 9/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 12/1 14/1) SP 14/1

loading past form
chased leaders, reminders halfway, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place
7th
nk
silks
Velvet Moonlight (GB) 6, b m 10-7 (Starting Gate Racing)

Indian Haven (GB) - Moonlight Mischief (IRE)(Galileo (IRE))
Breeder - Withyslade

(Morning price: 66/1)
(Ring price: 66/1 50/1 40/1 50/1) SP 50/1

loading past form
in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened
8th
nk
silks
Echo Du Large (FR) 5, b g 11-0 (Castle Farm Racing)
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Blue Bresil (FR) - Gardagua (FR)(Kapgarde (FR))
Breeder - Mr Pascal Noue

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

loading past form
pulled hard on inside in mid-division, clipped heels over 6f out, weakened well over 2f out
9th
79L
silks
Aqua Vitae (FR) 4, b f 10-5 (Martin Hill And Keith Pook)

Dr Massini (IRE) - Ringaround (GB)(Karinga Bay)
Breeder - Mr Richard Beavis & Mr Ian Robinson

(Morning price: 100/1 125/1 150/1)
(Ring price: 125/1 150/1) SP 150/1

loading past form
held up in rear, ridden halfway, soon weakened, completely tailed off
10th
shd
silks
Johnofgorcombe (GB) 5, b g 11-0 (Mr Phill Meaden)

Sakhee (USA) - (Bold Fox)
Breeder - Mr Phill Meaden

(Morning price: 50/1 40/1 50/1 66/1 100/1)
(Ring price: 100/1 80/1 66/1) SP 66/1

loading past form
held up in rear, under pressure over 6f out, soon completely tailed off
11th
9L
silks
Montochine (GB) 6, ch m 10-7 (Mrs S M Farr)

Volochine (IRE) - Miss Montgomery (IRE)(Montekin)
Breeder - Mrs S. M. Farr

(Morning price: 66/1 80/1 100/1)
SP 100/1

loading past form
keen in rear, beaten over 6f out, soon completely tailed off
Off 4.57
Time 3m. 52.50 secs, which is 0.84 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £5.40
Tote Trifecta- £53.10
CSF- £4.53.


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