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Going - Sprint: Soft. Round: soft to heavy.. Overcast

Jackpot Pool - €14,620.08 Winning Units - 43.9 Dividend - €354.60. Placepot Pool - €36,809.00 Winning Units - 970.1 Dividend - €42.70. Pick Six Pool - €16,947.22 Winning Units - .8 Dividend - €11,836.00. Tote Aggregate - €189631.00.

1st
silks
Justifier (IRE) 2, ch c 9-3 (Sean Jones)
(1:39.20 0.12 secs slower on today's going ) (Drawn 5)ts1
Free Eagle (IRE) - Pale Orchid (IRE)(Invincible Spirit (IRE))
Breeder - Tally-Ho Stud

(Morning price: 3/1 7/2 10/3 5/2 13/8 7/4 13/8 7/4 13/8 7/4 15/8)
(Ring price: 15/8 2/1 15/8 7/4 13/8 6/4) SP 6/4

Tote Win €2.50 Place €1.70
loading past form
chased leader in 2nd, challenged 2 1/2f out, came centre straight, led under 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on well closing stages
2nd
1.5L
silks
Harpocrates (IRE) 2, b c 9-3 (Michael Tabor)
(1:39.45) (Drawn 1)sr Rated 94(+2 after this run)
Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Ideal (GB)(Galileo (IRE))
Breeder - Coolmore

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

Place €1.02
loading past form
chased leaders, 3rd and niggled halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden into 2nd over 1f out, pressed leader inside final furlong, held closing stages
3rd
3.75L
silks
Rebel Tale (USA) 2, ch c 9-3 (P Garvey)
(1:40.11) (Drawn 6) Rated 85(+3 after this run)
Tale of The Cat (USA) - Purr And Prowl (USA)(Purim (USA))
Breeder - Parrish Hill Farm & Ashford Stud

(Morning price: 20/1 18/1 11/1 12/1 14/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 10/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 9/1 10/1) SP 10/1

loading past form
prominent briefly, soon settled 4th, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong
4th
4.75L
silks
Lougher (IRE) 2, ch f 8-12 (Fealedepower Syndicate)
(1:40.98) (Drawn 2) Rated 80(-0 after this run)
Teofilo (IRE) - Lightstream (IRE)(Shamardal (USA))
Breeder - Empire Bloodstock Ltd

(Morning price: 12/1 10/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 15/2)
(Ring price: 15/2 7/1 13/2 6/1 5/1) SP 5/1

loading past form
soon led, headed under 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, no extra final furlong
5th
6.5L
silks
Cap D'antibes (IRE) 2, b c 9-3 (Paola Hewins & Olivia Hoare Partnership)
(1:42.17) (Drawn 7)
Society Rock (IRE) - Miss Verdoyante (GB)(Montjeu (IRE))
Breeder - Belmont Bloodstock Ltd

(Morning price: 66/1 50/1 66/1 50/1 28/1 33/1 40/1 33/1 40/1 50/1 33/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 40/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out
Off 3.40
Time 1m. 39.20 secs, which is 0.12 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €5.30
Tote Trifecta- €14.80
CSF- €3.88.

Non runners Royal County Down (going), Vitalogy (GB) (going)
2018 Christmas 2 9-3 D O'Brien 5/2JFav (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 7)
2017 Ballet Shoes 2 9-1 D O'Brien 11/4 (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 4)
2016 Capri 2 9-3 J A Heffernan 8/11Fav (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 5)
2015 Waipu Cove 2 9-3 C T Keane 9/2 (G M Lyons) (Drawn 4)
2014 Convergence 2 9-3 C T Keane 7/2 (G M Lyons) (Drawn 1)

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