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Placepot Pool - £92,985.32 Winning Units - 2231.71 Dividend - £30.40. Quadpot Pool - £9,482.03 Winning Units - 576.05 Dividend - £12.10. Place Six Dividend - £47.91. Place Five Dividend - £33.92.

1st
silks
Weld Al Emarat (GB) 7, b g 9-7 (Imperial Racing Partnership No 8)
(Drawn 3) Rated 80
Dubawi (IRE) - Spirit of Dubai (IRE)(Cape Cross (IRE))
Breeder - Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

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

Tote Win £2.10 Place £1.10
loading past form
in touch, pushed along and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish
2nd
0.5L
silks
Angel Palanas (GB) 5, b g 9-1 (Mr Mark Bates & Mrs E Burke)
(Drawn 4)cp+ Rated 81
Mayson (GB) - Scottish Exile (IRE)(Ashkalani (IRE))
Breeder - Laundry Cottage Stud Farm

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

loading past form
pressed leader until led over 2f out, ridden and joined over 1f out, headed towards finish
3rd
1L
silks
The Right Choice (IRE) 4, ch g 8-11 (The Fairweather Foursome)
(Drawn 1)bl3 Rated 70
Choisir (AUS) - Expedience (USA)(With Approval (CAN))
Breeder - Mrs E. Fitzsimons

(Morning price: 15/2 8/1 9/1 10/1 9/1 10/1 11/1 12/1 11/1)
(Ring price: 12/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 16/1) SP 16/1

loading past form
tracked leaders on inner, ridden to join leader over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong
4th
1.75L
silks
Hammer Gun (USA) 6, b g 9-6 (Mr A Flint)
(Drawn 8)vs+ Rated 79
Smart Strike (CAN) - Caraboss (GB)(Cape Cross (IRE))
Breeder - Her Majesty The Queen

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

loading past form
slowly away soon pushed along, in touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on
5th
5L
silks
Robero (GB) 7, b g 9-4 (John Farley And Gay Kelleway)
(Drawn 7)es3sr Rated 78
Piccolo (GB) - Ceilidh Band (GB)(Celtic Swing (GB))
Breeder - Mrs P. C. Burton & Mr R. J. Lampard

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

loading past form
in touch, pushed along 3f out, not trouble leaders
6th
6L
silks
Kyllachy Dragon (IRE) 4, b g 9-5 (Mr S Middleton)
(Drawn 6)hd7 Rated 78
Dragon Pulse (IRE) - Lafayette (GER)(Artan (IRE))
Breeder - Adolf Schneider

(Morning price: 15/2 8/1 9/1 10/1 11/1 10/1 11/1 10/1 11/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 12/1 14/1 16/1 18/1) SP 18/1

loading past form
tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out
7th
2.5L
silks
Zaeem (GB) 10, b g 8-11 (21st Century Racing & Nigel Sennett)
(Drawn 5) Rated 70
Echo of Light (GB) - Across (ARG)(Roy (USA))
Breeder - Umm Qarn Management Co Ltd

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

loading past form
led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong
8th
20L
silks
Whirl Me Round (GB) 5, ch g 8-1 (Dallas Racing And Partners)
(Drawn 2)sr Rated 67
Piccolo (GB) - Give Her A Whirl (GB)(Pursuit of Love (GB))
Breeder - Copgrove Hall Stud

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

loading past form
awkwardly away and slow into stride, headway and in touch over 4f out, ridden and weakened 3f out
Off 3.12
Time 1m. 27.40 secs, which is 1.54 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £9.00
Tote Trifecta- £60.30
CSF- £8.35
Tricast- £72.78.


2018 Zaeem 9 8-12 P J McDonald 10/1 (Ivan Furtado) (Drawn 4)
2017 Custard The Dragon 4 8-9 J Fanning 8/1 (J Mackie) (Drawn 6)
2016 Zaeem 7 9-2 Justin Newman (5) 7/1 (Ivan Furtado) (Drawn 5)
2015 Westminster 4 8-13 A Rawlinson (5) 6/5Fav (M Appleby) (Drawn 4)
2014 Tellovoi 6 9-6 A Kirby 13/8Fav (I Williams) (Drawn 5)

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