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Going - Good to Firm (Good in places). 

Placepot Pool - £61,137.81 Winning Units - 401.49 Dividend - £111.10. Quadpot Pool - £5,123.82 Winning Units - 53.39 Dividend - £71.00. Place Six Dividend - £143.65. Place Five Dividend - £128.48.

1st
silks
Aryal (GB) 4, gr g 9-4 (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum)
(Drawn 6)bl+ Rated 75
Singspiel (IRE) - Majoune (FR)(Take Risks (FR))

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

Tote Win £5.30 Place £2.10
loading past form
stumbled start, tracked leaders, soon went 2nd, led over 1f out, kept on well
2nd
1.75L
silks
Ocean Applause (GB) 4, b g 8-9 (Mr W McLuskey)
(Drawn 5)ts+ Rated 73
Royal Applause (GB) - Aldora (GB)(Magic Ring (IRE))

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

Place £2.10
loading past form
towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression
3rd
2.25L
silks
Quite Sparky (GB) 7, b g 7-9 (Mr R D Seldon)
(Drawn 4)cp5 Rated 59
Lucky Story (USA) - Imperialistic (IRE)(Imperial Ballet (IRE))

(Morning price: 33/1 50/1 66/1)
SP 66/1

loading past form
held up mid-division, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
4th
nose
silks
Eeny Mac (IRE) 7, ch g 9-4 (Mrs J Dickinson)
(Drawn 8) Rated 75
Redback (GB) - Sally Green (IRE)(Common Grounds)

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

loading past form
led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
5th
hd
silks
Unex Michelangelo (IRE) 5, b g 8-5
(Drawn 3) Rated 62
Dansili (GB) - Chenchikova (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))

(Morning price: 11/1 12/1 16/1 28/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 28/1 33/1) SP 33/1

loading past form
in rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression
6th
hd
silks
King Of The Celts (IRE) 6, b g 8-5 (Mrs B Oughtred)
(Drawn 2) Rated 69
Celtic Swing (GB) - Flamands (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Gerrardstown House Stud

(Morning price: 14/1 11/1 8/1 9/1 10/1)
(Ring price: 9/1 10/1 9/1 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
7th
0.5L
silks
Red Shuttle (GB) 7, b g 9-4 (Miss Linsey Knocker)
(Drawn 10) Rated 78
Starcraft (NZ) - Red Azalea (GB)(Shirley Heights)

(Morning price: 11/1 14/1 16/1 20/1 25/1 20/1 25/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 25/1 20/1 16/1 14/1 12/1 10/1 9/1 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous
8th
19L
silks
Christmas Light (GB) 7, b m 9-1 (Mrs Lynne Lumley)
(Drawn 1) Rated 72
Zafeen (FR) - Arabian Dancer (GB)(Dansili (GB))

(Morning price: 7/1 6/1 5/1 4/1 10/3 7/2)
(Ring price: 7/2 4/1 7/2 4/1 9/2 5/1) SP 5/1

loading past form
held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
9th
0.5L
silks
Tafawuk (USA) 5, b g 9-1 (Mr Michael Hill)
(Drawn 7) Rated 72
Nayef (USA) - Yaqeen (GB)(Green Desert (USA))

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

loading past form
prominent, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out
10th
9L
silks
Enzaal (USA) 4, b g 9-7 (C B Construction (cleveland) Limited)
(Drawn 9) Rated 78
Invasor (ARG) - Ekleel (IRE)(Danehill (USA))

(Morning price: 10/1 14/1 16/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 20/1) SP 20/1

loading past form
mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
Off 2.45
Time 2m. 4.95 secs, which is slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £40.60
Tote Trifecta- £1119.70
CSF- £33.42
Tricast- £1694.98.


2013 Hydrant 7 8-6 Connor Beasley (7) 17/2 (R C Guest) (Drawn 7)
2012 Pintrada 4 9-0 G Lee 6/1 (J D Bethell) (Drawn 1)
2011 Eltheeb 4 9-0 P McDonald 7/1 (G M Moore) (Drawn 7)
2010 Danehillsundance 6 9-7 R Winston 9/4Fav (David Brown) (Drawn 7)
2009 Traphalgar 4 9-6 Greg Fairley 9/4Fav (Paul Cole) (Drawn 5)

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