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Going - Soft To Heavy. Overcast

Jackpot Pool - €5,325.72 Winning Units - 26.32 Dividend - €141.60. Placepot Pool - €28,848.17 Winning Units - 858.74 Dividend - €23.50. Pick Six Pool - €25,000.00 Winning Units - 7 Dividend - €3,500.00. Tote Aggregate - €121468.00.

1st
silks
Bilbo Bagins (IRE) 9, b g 11-12 (Anthony F McLoughlin)
(5:34.7 5.11 secs slower on today's going ) Rated 108(+7 after this run)
Golan (IRE) - Squaw Valley (IRE)(Saddlers' Hall (IRE))
Breeder - P Gavin

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

Tote Win €4.60 Place €1.60
loading past form
held up towards rear, slightly hampered 4 out, some headway before next where slight mistake, progress to lead after 2 out and 4 lengths clear before last where mistake, strongly pressed run-in, kept on well close home
2nd
0.5L
silks
Simple Steps (IRE) 8, gr m 10-11 (Ballymartle Syndicate)
(5:34.8) Rated 97(+3 after this run)
Tikkanen (USA) - Burma (GB)(Sri Pekan (USA))
Breeder - Denis J Reddan

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

Place €1.50
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tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along to go 2nd after 2 out, no impression approaching last, under pressure and challenged run-in, no impression on winner close home
3rd
11L
silks
Shrewdoperator (IRE) 8, gr g 10-1 (Oliver Barden)
(5:37.4) ts6cp2 Rated 85
Medaaly (GB) - Fitanga (FR)(Fijar Tango (FR))
Breeder - S Collins

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

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tracked leader, headway to lead after 8th, slight mistake 3 out and joined, pushed along and headed after next, no impression approaching last, no extra, kept on one pace run-in
4th
2.25L
silks
Glacial Shadow (IRE) 9, ch g 9-10 (Mrs Bernadette Colleary)
(5:38.0) Rated 76
Kutub (IRE) - Ardlea Dawn (IRE)(Glacial Storm (USA))
Breeder - Mrs Bernadette Colleary

(Ring price: 20/1 16/1) SP 16/1

loading past form
tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along after 2 out and no impression in 3rd at last, no extra run-in
5th
1.5L
silks
Hold Onto Your Hat (IRE) 7, br g 10-11 (Keep The Faith Syndicate)
(5:38.3) cp6 Rated 97
Scorpion (IRE) - Isityourself (IRE)(Milan (GB))
Breeder - Edward Kearney

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

loading past form
mid-division, pecked badly 2nd, ridden and no impression after 3 out, no extra in 5th approaching last, kept on one pace
6th
12L
silks
Highest Benefit (IRE) 9, b g 10-1 (W J Austin)
(5:40.7) ts2cp3 Rated 87(-3 after this run)
Beneficial (GB) - Deep Gold (IRE)(Accordion)
Breeder - W Austin

(Ring price: 12/1 10/1) SP 10/1

loading past form
rear of mid-division, never a factor, no extra in rear 3 out, mistake last, kept on one pace
fell
silks
Tongie (IRE) 8, b g 11-5 (T G Coleman)
Rated 105
Beneficial (GB) - Montagues Lady (IRE)(Montelimar (USA))
Breeder - John Hayes

(Morning price: 7/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 8/1) SP 8/1

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rear of mid-division, fell 5 out
u.r.
silks
Hand Of The King (IRE) 7, gr g 11-2 (In For A Win Racing Club)
bl5 Rated 102
Portrait Gallery (IRE) - La Busona (IRE)(Broken Hearted)
Breeder - Giorgio Barsotti and V De Siero

(Morning price: 6/1)
(Ring price: 6/1 7/1) SP 7/1

loading past form
led, headed after 8th, remained prominent and disputed 3 out, mistake and unseated rider next
fell
silks
Aranhill Rascal (IRE) 10, bl g 10-9 (P J Kelly)
ts9bl9 Rated 95
Lend A Hand (GB) - Aran Treasure (IRE)(Mister Lord (USA))
Breeder - Patrick Kelly

(Morning price: 11/2 6/1)
(Ring price: 11/1 12/1 14/1) SP 14/1

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mid-division, 7th when fell 4 out
p.u.
silks
Time And Times (IRE) 6, b g 10-6 (Sean McNamara)
Rated 88(-2 after this run)
Yeats (IRE) - Shuil Bob (IRE)(Bob Back (USA))
Breeder - Billy Queally

(Morning price: 25/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 14/1 12/1 10/1) SP 10/1

loading past form
in rear, never a factor, detached 6th, behind and pulled up before 4 out
Off 12.26
Time 5m. 34.70 secs, which is 5.11 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €16.60
Tote Trifecta- €228.20
CSF- €23.79
Tricast- €235.00.


2017 Tulpar 10 10-8 R P Treacy (2) 16/1 (Patrick Neville)
2016 Flemenstorm 8 10-10 C D Timmons (2) 3/1Fav (Edward Cawley)
2015 Treacy's Star 7 10-0 B Hayes 9/2 (P A Fahy)
2014 Refused A Name 7 10-6 C D Timmons (4) 7/2 (John Joseph Hanlon)
2013 Popaflora 7 10-1 A Ring (4) 11/2 (P J Rothwell)

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