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Going - Soft (Good to Soft in places). 

Jackpot Not Won.Pool £7,457.21 carried forward to Cheltenham on Wed, 1st Jan. Placepot Pool - £79,597.88 Winning Units - 658.54 Dividend - £88.20. Quadpot Pool - £9,175.48 Winning Units - 213.16 Dividend - £31.80. Place Six Dividend - £156.90. Place Five Dividend - £45.79.

1st
silks
High Counsel (IRE) 10, br g 9-11 (Herongate Racers)
cp+ Rated 91
Presenting (GB) - The Bench (IRE)(Leading Counsel (USA))
Breeder - Mr Hugh Calvey

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

Tote Win £4.40 Place £1.70
loading past form
held up in last trio, headway chasing leaders before 10th, led 3 out until before 2 out, led again 2 out, pressed run-in, found bit extra towards finish
2nd
1L
silks
Troubled Soul (IRE) 10, ch m 11-1 (Mr Fergal O'brien)
Rated 109
Definite Article (GB) - Dorrha Lass (IRE)(Fourstars Allstar (USA))
Breeder - Billy Carroll

(Morning price: 3/1 7/2 4/1 9/2 5/1 11/2 6/1 8/1 6/1)
(Ring price: 15/2 7/1 13/2 6/1) SP 6/1

loading past form
held up, hit 3 out, headway chasing leaders after 3 out, 3rd and pecked 2 out, went 2nd at the last, stayed on run-in, no extra towards finish
3rd
5L
silks
Loose Chips (GB) 13, b g 11-4 (Barrels Of Courage)
bl+ Rated 115
Sir Harry Lewis (USA) - Worlaby Rose (GB)(Afif (GB))
Breeder - Peter Lamyman

(Morning price: 8/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 7/1 13/2 7/1 6/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 6/1)
(Ring price: 11/2 6/1 13/2) SP 13/2

loading past form
led, pushed along before 12th, narrowly headed 3 out, rallied, no extra in 3rd before 2 out
4th
1.25L
silks
Bob Ford (IRE) 12, b g 12-3 (Mr Alastair Ralph)
sr Rated 122
Vinnie Roe (IRE) - Polar Lamb (IRE)(Brush Aside (USA))
Breeder - Lorcan Allen

(Morning price: 4/1 6/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 7/1 4/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 13/2 7/1 13/2 6/1 11/2 5/1 9/2 4/1) SP 4/1

loading past form
chased leader until 7th, chased leaders, reminder after 11th, pushed along before 13th, outpaced 3 out
5th
8L
silks
Water Wagtail (GB) 12, b g 10-1 (Mr D I Bare)
vs5 Rated 102
Kahyasi - Kentford Grebe (GB)(Teenoso (USA))
Breeder - D. I. Bare

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

loading past form
chased leaders, went 2nd 4th, led before 2 out until 2 out, lost 2nd at the last, weakened run-in
6th
19L
silks
Ultimatum Du Roy (FR) 11, b g 11-2 (Edging Ahead)
ts+cp+ Rated 110
Brier Creek (USA) - La Fleur Du Roy (FR)(Sleeping Car (FR))
Breeder - E.A.R.L. Detouillon

(Morning price: 22/1 25/1 22/1 20/1 18/1 16/1 12/1 10/1 11/1 16/1)
(Ring price: 11/1 12/1 14/1 16/1) SP 16/1

loading past form
tracked leaders, hit 13th, weakening when mistake 3 out
7th
3.5L
silks
Uhlan Bute (FR) 11, ch g 11-12 (The Autumn Partnership)
cp+ Rated 117
Brier Creek (USA) - Jonquiere (FR)(Trebrook (FR))
Breeder - Herve d'Armaille

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

loading past form
lost place 3rd, behind 6th, lost touch 8th, tailed off
p.u.
silks
Flaming Charmer (IRE) 11, ch g 10-11 (Mr S Price)
ts+cp2WS Rated 102
Flemensfirth (USA) - Kates Charm (IRE)(Glacial Storm (USA))
Breeder - Mrs Brid McCrea

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

loading past form
held up, headway chasing leaders approaching 7th, mistake and lost place 10th, weakened 4 out, stumbled 2 out, pulled up before last
Off 2.01
Time 6m. 35.80 secs, which is 0.13 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £23.60
Tote Trifecta- £93.70
CSF- £25.97
Tricast- £133.05.

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