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Going - Soft (Good to Soft in places). 

Placepot Pool - £46,075.84 Winning Units - 339.33 Dividend - £99.10. Quadpot Pool - £7,044.32 Winning Units - 210.3 Dividend - £24.70. Place Six Dividend - £36.65. Place Five Dividend - £18.42.

1st
silks
Sharp Defence (USA) 3, b g 9-8 (Thistle Bloodstock Ltd)
(Drawn 9) Rated 87
First Defence (USA) - Jazz Drummer (USA)(Dixieland Band (USA))
Breeder - Donato Lanni

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

Tote Win £4.00 Place £1.50
loading past form
mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, clear inside final 100 yards
2nd
3.25L
silks
Harwoods Volante (IRE) 6, ch g 9-11 (Great Northern Partnership)
(Drawn 4) Rated 84
Kheleyf (USA) - Semiquaver (IRE)(Mark Of Esteem (IRE))

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

Place £3.20
loading past form
prominent early, tracked leaders, improved 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on, no impression on winner final 100 yards
3rd
1.5L
silks
Another Wise Kid (IRE) 9, b g 9-9 (Mr Michael Ng)
(Drawn 8) Rated 82
Whipper (USA) - Romancing (GB)(Dr Devious (IRE))

(Morning price: 11/2 5/1 6/1 7/1 15/2 8/1 10/1 8/1 7/1 15/2 6/1)
(Ring price: 13/2 6/1 7/1) SP 7/1

Place £2.30
loading past form
chased leaders, switched right well over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
4th
1L
silks
Manatee Bay (GB) 7, b g 8-9 (Mrs Alex Nicholls)
(Drawn 10)cp4 Rated 73
Royal Applause (GB) - Dash of Lime (GB)(Bold Edge (GB))

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

loading past form
slow to break, towards rear, headway over 2f out, edged right well over 1f out, stayed on one pace inside final furlong
5th
nk
silks
Lexington Times (IRE) 5, b g 9-6 (Middleham Park Racing C)
(Drawn 2) Rated 79
Paco Boy (IRE) - Fuaigh Mor (IRE)(Dubai Destination (USA))
Breeder - Ruskerne Ltd

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

loading past form
held up in rear, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, never troubled leaders
6th
6L
silks
Munfallet (IRE) 6, b g 9-12 (Mr J C Fretwell)
(Drawn 6) Rated 85
Royal Applause (GB) - Princess Mood (GER)(Muhtarram (USA))
Breeder - Miss Joann Lyons

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

loading past form
pressed leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened
7th
5L
silks
Zapper Cass (FR) 4, b g 9-8 (Incl 6lb penalty) (Stephen Louch)
(Drawn 1) Rated 78(+4 after this run)
Elusive City (USA) - Moonlight Cass (IRE)(Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Breeder - Arunas Cicenas

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

loading past form
slowly into stride, in rear, driven over 2f out, soon well beaten
8th
5L
silks
Bapak Asmara (IRE) 5, ro g 9-6 (Mr T A Rahman)
(Drawn 7) Rated 79
Zebedee (GB) - Sheba Five (USA)(Five Star Day (USA))

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

loading past form
led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened
9th
11L
silks
Funding Deficit (IRE) 7, ch g 8-10 (D G Pryde & Partner)
(Drawn 3)hd+ Rated 76
Rakti (GB) - Bukat Timah (GB)(Inchinor (GB))

(Morning price: 16/1 20/1 25/1 20/1 25/1 33/1 28/1 33/1 40/1)
SP 40/1

loading past form
towards rear, well behind over 2f out
Off 4.32
Time 1m. 13.71 secs, which is 0.75 secs faster than the course average on today's going
CSF- £56.34
Tricast- £328.27.

Non runner Highly Sprung
2016 Spirit of Zeb 4 9-2 Adam J McNamara (7) 11/2 (Richard Fahey) (Drawn 6)
2015 Pennine Warrior 4 9-3 D Swift 17/2 (S Dixon) (Drawn 4)

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