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Going - Soft (Heavy in places). 

Placepot Pool - £46,474.45 Winning Units - 1974.52 Dividend - £17.10. Quadpot Pool - £5,098.24 Winning Units - 388.1 Dividend - £9.70. Place Six Dividend - £158.35. Place Five Dividend - £112.10.

1st
silks
Battle of Issus (IRE) 4, b g 8-10 (Mr Clive Washbourn)
(Drawn 10)bl4 Rated 59
Declaration Of War (USA) - Athenian Way (IRE)(Barathea (IRE))
Breeder - J. Higgins

(Ring price: 6/4 13/8 7/4 13/8 6/4 11/8 6/4 11/8) SP 11/8fav

Tote Win £2.50 Place £1.30
loading past form
made most, pushed along over 3f out, driven over 1f out, all out, just held on
2nd
hd
silks
Cristal Spirit (GB) 4, b g 9-6 (Turf Club 2018)
(Drawn 1)cp4 Rated 69
Nathaniel (IRE) - Celestial Girl (GB)(Dubai Destination (USA))
Breeder - Meon Valley Stud

(Ring price: 7/1 15/2 8/1 7/1 6/1 11/2 6/1) SP 6/1

Place £1.60
loading past form
led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, effort inside final furlong, gaining close home, just held
3rd
1.5L
silks
War Brigade (FR) 5, b g 9-3 (The Dttw Partnership)
(Drawn 2)cp1 Rated 69
Manduro (GER) - Adjudicate (GB)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - Chasemore Farm

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

loading past form
keen tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace
4th
4.5L
silks
Searching (IRE) 7, ro g 9-2 (Thoroughbred Homes Ltd)
(Drawn 4) Rated 68
Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Miracolia (IRE)(Montjeu (IRE))
Breeder - Kildaragh Stud

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

loading past form
in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, nearest finish
5th
1.25L
silks
Master Dancer (GB) 8, gr g 9-7 (Select-racing-club Co Uk & Mr C Davies)
(Drawn 8)cp+ Rated 70
Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Isabella Glyn (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - D. J. Bloodstock, G. Roddick & Wrottesley Ltd

(Ring price: 20/1 22/1 25/1) SP 25/1

loading past form
keen held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out
6th
0.75L
silks
Heron (USA) 5, b g 9-3 (O1 Racing Partnership)
(Drawn 5)cp8 Rated 66
Quality Road (USA) - Dreamt (GB)(Oasis Dream (GB))
Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Inc

(Ring price: 15/2 8/1 15/2 8/1 9/1) SP 9/1

loading past form
close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong
7th
6L
silks
Royal Flag (GB) 9, b g 9-0 (Dean Woodhouse & Brian Ellison)
(Drawn 9)sr Rated 66
New Approach (IRE) - Gonbarda (GER)(Lando (GER))
Breeder - Darley

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

loading past form
in touch, pushed along 4f out, weakened 2f out,
8th
nk
silks
Omotesando (GB) 9, b g 8-11 (Mr Phil Evans)
(Drawn 6)bl3 Rated 60
Street Cry (IRE) - Punctilious (GB)(Danehill (USA))
Breeder - Darley

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

loading past form
steadied start, towards rear, wide and effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
Off 8.50
Time 3m. 11.50 secs, which is 5.73 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £8.90
Tote Trifecta- £39.10
CSF- £10.16
Tricast- £19.85.

Non runners Steaming ([Vets Cert (Blood Analysis Not Normal)), Kozier (GER) (Self Cert (Bruised Foot))
2018 Bailarico 5 8-9 Edward Greatrex 6/4Fav (W J Greatrex) (Drawn 5)
2017 Lugano 4 9-10 Luke Morris 4/11Fav (Sir Mark Prescott Bt) (Drawn 1)
2016 Jack Bear 5 8-10 S De Sousa 5/2 (H Whittington) (Drawn 9)
2015 Daghash 6 8-13 Kieran Shoemark (5) 11/2 (W S Kittow) (Drawn 1)
2014 Hallstatt 8 9-0 P Mulrennan 3/1 (J Mackie) (Drawn 6)

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