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Placepot Pool - £58,230.38 Winning Units - 3799.31 Dividend - £11.10. Quadpot Pool - £4,230.96 Winning Units - 756.06 Dividend - £4.10. Place Six Dividend - £9.57. Place Five Dividend - £7.06.

1st
silks
Gift of Hera (GB) 3, ch f 9-9 (Mr J C Smith)
(Drawn 5) Rated 67
Nathaniel (IRE) - Premier Prize (GB)(Selkirk (USA))
Breeder - Littleton Stud

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

Tote Win £3.70 Place £2.70
loading past form
not much room start, towards rear, close up over 5f out, headway to lead over 3f out, ridden clear 2f out, unchallenged when edged right inside final furlong, easily
2nd
10L
silks
Kingofthesingers (GB) 3, b c 9-9 (Gregson, Fox-andrews, Hare & Vetch)
(Drawn 9) Rated 67
Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) - Songerie (GB)(Hernando (FR))
Breeder - Miss K. Rausing

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

loading past form
chased leaders, close up over 5f out, effort to challenge over 3f out, ridden and readily outpaced by clear winner over 2f out, kept on but no chance after
3rd
0.5L
silks
Duggary (GB) 3, b g 9-0 (Bgc Racing Iv)
(Drawn 1)cp2 Rated 58
Champs Elysees (GB) - Waitingonacloud (GB)(In The Wings)
Breeder - Granham Farm Partnership

(Morning price: 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 15/2 8/1 15/2 13/2)
(Ring price: 13/2 6/1 13/2 7/1 15/2 8/1 17/2 9/1 17/2 9/1) SP 9/1

loading past form
held up towards rear, close up over 5f out, outpaced 3f out, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with winner
4th
3.25L
silks
Queen Adelaide (GB) 3, b f 9-1 (Bb Bloodstock)
(Drawn 8) Rated 59
Helmet (AUS) - Spunger (GB)(Fraam (GB))
Breeder - Howses Stud

(Morning price: 25/1 22/1 20/1 18/1 20/1 18/1 20/1 18/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 25/1 22/1 25/1) SP 25/1

loading past form
not much room start, in rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to take modest 4th inside final furlong, no chance with leaders
5th
2.5L
silks
Homing Star (GB) 3, b m 9-4 (Miss R Emmet & Mr S Emmet & Partner)
(Drawn 3) Rated 62
Harbour Watch (IRE) - Nightunderthestars (GB)(Observatory (USA))
Breeder - Mr S. Emmet and Miss R. Emmet

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

loading past form
led narrowly 2f, chased clear pair, close up over 5f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
6th
13L
silks
Houlton (GB) 3, ch g 9-7 (Excel Racing Xi)
(Drawn 7)ts6bl1 Rated 65
Declaration Of War (USA) - Greek Goddess (IRE)(Galileo (IRE))
Breeder - Deerfield Farm

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

loading past form
not much room start, soon prominent, pressed leader after 2f, clear of rest to over 5f out, led over 4f out to over 3f out, weakened final 2f
7th
44L
silks
Island Fox (GB) 3, gr f 8-0 (Jamie Rocke)
(Drawn 4)bl1 Rated 51
Foxwedge (AUS) - Emman Bee (IRE)(Dark Angel (IRE))
Breeder - M. J. Benton

(Morning price: 50/1 40/1 33/1 50/1 66/1 80/1)
(Ring price: 80/1 66/1 50/1 66/1 80/1 66/1) SP 66/1

loading past form
with leader, led after 2f, clear with one other to over 5f out, headed over 4f out, soon ridden and lost place, behind 3f out, tailed off
Off 3.21
Time 2m. 38.59 secs, which is 0.35 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £7.50
Tote Trifecta- £31.60
CSF- £6.59
Tricast- £27.42.

Non runners Secratario (FR), Makin It (GB)
2017 True Romance 3 9-7 T Eaves 11/2 (James Given) (Drawn 2)
2016 Scarpeta 3 9-2 F Norton 9/4Fav (Mark Johnston) (Drawn 4)

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