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Placepot Pool - £71,159.36 Winning Units - 59.51 Dividend - £872.90. Quadpot Pool - £9,925.16 Winning Units - 654.12 Dividend - £11.20. Place Six Dividend - £429.85. Place Five Dividend - £24.74.

1st
silks
Poet's Pride (GB) 4, b g 9-6 (Mrlaurenceo'kane/harrowgatebloodstockl)
(Drawn 7)WS Rated 60
Arcano (IRE) - Amber Heights (GB)(Kyllachy (GB))
Breeder - Swettenham Stud Bloodstock Ltd

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

Tote Win £1.80 Place £1.10
loading past form
chased leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well, readily
2nd
2.5L
silks
Sherzy Boy (GB) 4, b g 9-2 (Mrs C A Coward)
(Drawn 9)ts2cp1 Rated 56
Champs Elysees (GB) - Sherzam (GB)(Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Breeder - Mr W. A. Tinkler

(Morning price: 40/1 50/1 40/1 10/1 9/1 8/1)
(Ring price: 17/2 9/1 17/2 9/1 10/1 11/1 10/1 11/1 10/1 9/1 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
mid-division, switched right over 1f out, ran on, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner
3rd
2L
silks
Rockesbury (GB) 4, b g 8-12 (Jamie Rocke)
(Drawn 1)bl5 Rated 59
Foxwedge (AUS) - Nellie Ellis (IRE)(Compton Place (GB))
Breeder - Whitsbury Manor Stud

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

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led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong
4th
0.5L
silks
Kafoo (GB) 6, b g 8-12 (The Hobbits 2)
(Drawn 8)bl3 Rated 57
Dansili (GB) - Nidhaal (IRE)(Observatory (USA))
Breeder - Shadwell Estate Company Limited

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

loading past form
rear of mid-division, struggling over 2f out, ran on final 100 yards, nearest finish
5th
nk
silks
Elusif (IRE) 4, b g 8-11 (Simon Lockyer & Tim Clarke)
(Drawn 6) Rated 58
Elusive Quality (USA) - Appealing (IRE)(Bertolini (USA))
Breeder - Miss Y. Jacques

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

loading past form
mid-division, some headway over 1f out, no impression on leaders
6th
nk
silks
Christmas Night (GB) 4, ch g 9-0 (Ownaracehorse Ltd & Mr Ollie Pears)
(Drawn 5)sr Rated 57
Compton Place (GB) - Night Haven (GB)(Night Shift (USA))
Breeder - Worksop Manor Stud

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

loading past form
tracked leaders, switched left over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong
7th
nose
silks
The King's Steed (GB) 6, b g 9-2 (D Gilbert, J Lancaster, G Wills)
(Drawn 3)ts+bl+ Rated 56
Equiano (FR) - King's Siren (IRE)(King's Best (USA))
Breeder - Littleton Stud

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

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with leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong
8th
0.5L
silks
Gold Flash (GB) 7, b g 9-5 (Mrs Lucy Knott)
(Drawn 12) Rated 59
Kheleyf (USA) - My Golly (GB)(Mozart (IRE))
Breeder - C. R. Cawston Ltd

(Morning price: 8/1 15/2 8/1 9/1 10/1 9/1 10/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 10/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 8/1 7/1 5/1)
(Ring price: 9/2 5/1 9/2 5/1 9/2 4/1 9/2 5/1) SP 5/1

loading past form
steadied start, held up towards rear, never a factor
9th
1.25L
silks
Sooqaan (GB) 8, bl g 9-5 (Mr Antony Brittain)
(Drawn 4)cp+ Rated 59
Naaqoos (GB) - Dream Day (FR)(Spectrum (IRE))
Breeder - J. A. and Mrs Duffy

(Morning price: 20/1 22/1 25/1 28/1 25/1 28/1 25/1 28/1 25/1 28/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 16/1) SP 16/1

loading past form
chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
10th
6L
silks
Lagenda (GB) 6, b g 9-6 (Oakfield Racing)
(Drawn 11)bl5 Rated 60
Dick Turpin (IRE) - Whirly Dancer (GB)(Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Breeder - Joyce Wallsgrove

(Morning price: 18/1 22/1 28/1 25/1 28/1 40/1 33/1 25/1 28/1 25/1 33/1 28/1 33/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 28/1 25/1 33/1 28/1 33/1 40/1 33/1 50/1 40/1) SP 50/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out
Off 8.36
Time 1m. 27.95 secs, which is 0.99 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £23.40
Tote Trifecta- £186.70
CSF- £20.86
Tricast- £127.27.

Non runners Calin's Lad (GB), Secondo (FR)
2018 Lucifugous 3 9-1 D Nolan 6/1 (David O'Meara) (Drawn 1)
2017 Viola Park 3 8-11 Luke Morris 7/2Fav (R Harris) (Drawn 4)
2016 Illusive Force 4 9-5 Martin Lane 13/2 (D Shaw) (Drawn 3)
2015 Pipers Piping 9 8-11 Rob Hornby (5) 11/2 (Miss M Rowland) (Drawn 7)

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