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Placepot Pool - £55,104.67 Winning Units - 480.75 Dividend - £83.60. Quadpot Pool - £5,544.10 Winning Units - 829.44 Dividend - £4.90. Place Six Dividend - £55.00. Place Five Dividend - £32.34.

1st
silks
Howzer Black (IRE) 3, b g 9-9 (Middleham Park Racing Lxxvi)
(Drawn 4)cp3 Rated 77
Requinto (IRE) - Mattinata (GB)(Tiger Hill (IRE))
Breeder - Kildaragh Stud

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

Tote Win £5.30 Place £1.80
loading past form
mid-division, driven over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well towards stands side rail inside final furlong, led final strides
2nd
nk
silks
Arletta Star (GB) 3, b f 8-3 (Mr M J Macleod)
(Drawn 5) Rated 60
Bated Breath (GB) - Winifred Jo (GB)(Bahamian Bounty (GB))
Breeder - Mr Max Weston

(Morning price: 7/1 15/2 8/1 11/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 14/1 8/1 15/2 7/1 13/2 7/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 15/2 7/1) SP 7/1

loading past form
raced keenly, led narrowly, ridden inside final 2f, kept on well, headed final strides
3rd
2.25L
silks
Ramesses (GB) 3, b g 9-1 (Sir Robert Ogden)
(Drawn 3) Rated 74
Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Songbird (IRE)(Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Breeder - Sir Robert Ogden

(Morning price: 6/4 11/8 6/5 5/4 11/10 1/1 11/10)
(Ring price: 1/1 11/10 6/5 11/10 6/5) SP 6/5fav

loading past form
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure towards far side inside final furlong, no impression with front pair towards finish
4th
0.75L
silks
Ifton (GB) 3, b g 8-12 (Rhd)
(Drawn 1) Rated 66
Iffraaj (GB) - Flambeau (GB)(Oasis Dream (GB))
Breeder - Dunchurch Lodge Stud Company

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

loading past form
held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, took 4th near finish, never nearer
5th
hd
silks
Port of Leith (IRE) 3, b g 9-3 (Jane Newett And Dougie Livingston)
(Drawn 9) Rated 71
Dark Angel (IRE) - Tender Is Thenight (IRE)(Barathea (IRE))
Breeder - Knocktoran Stud

(Morning price: 11/1 12/1 16/1 20/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1 28/1)
SP 28/1

loading past form
with leader, effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, no impression when lost place inside final 100 yards
6th
2.25L
silks
Dancing Speed (IRE) 3, br g 9-0 (Wyndrinkers Racing)
(Drawn 8) Rated 68
Dandy Man (IRE) - Air Maze (GB)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - John Doyle

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

loading past form
held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never troubled leaders
7th
1.5L
silks
Evie Speed (IRE) 3, br f 9-7 (Caron & Paul Chapman)
(Drawn 10) Rated 75
Dawn Approach (IRE) - French Bid (AUS)(Anabaa (USA))
Breeder - Gerry Flannery Developments

(Morning price: 6/1 13/2 7/1 15/2 8/1 9/1 8/1 10/1 9/1 10/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 9/1 10/1 9/1) SP 9/1

loading past form
mid-division, driven to chase leaders towards stands side rail 2f out, ridden and edged right 1f out, never pace to challenge
8th
1.75L
silks
Dream Chick (IRE) 3, br f 8-8 (Dream Chick Partners)
(Drawn 7) Rated 62
Dream Ahead (USA) - Dollar Chick (IRE)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - Paul Monaghan & Peter Kelly

(Morning price: 25/1 33/1 40/1 66/1 50/1 33/1)
(Ring price: 33/1 28/1 33/1 28/1) SP 28/1

loading past form
tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and outpaced, never on terms, weakened final furlong
9th
10L
silks
Kolossus (GB) 3, ch g 9-4 (Mr Kevin Kirkup)
(Drawn 2)sr Rated 72
Assertive (GB) - Bikini (GB)(Trans Island (GB))
Breeder - W. M. Lidsey

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

loading past form
mid-division, tracked leaders over 3f out, ridden 2 out, never on terms, weakened final furlong
10th
2.25L
silks
She's Awake (GB) 3, b f 7-9 (The Laura Mason Syndicate)
(Drawn 6) Rated 56
Iffraaj (GB) - Porthcawl (GB)(Singspiel (IRE))
Breeder - Usk Valley Stud

(Morning price: 12/1 14/1 16/1 22/1 20/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1 28/1 33/1 50/1)
(Ring price: 50/1 40/1) SP 40/1

loading past form
mid-division on outside, lost place over 3f out, soon left behind
Off 4.17
Time 1m. 26.55 secs, which is 0.39 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £32.20
Tote Trifecta- £97.20
CSF- £37.83
Tricast- £67.59.


2018 Knowing Glance 3 9-1 T Hamilton 8/1 (Richard Fahey) (Drawn 7)
2017 Heir of Excitement 3 9-9 S A Gray 9/2 (Kevin Ryan) (Drawn 8)
2016 Ponty Royale 3 8-13 D Allan 3/1 (Tim Easterby) (Drawn 1)
2015 Rocco's Delight 3 9-1 Joe Doyle (3) 9/4 (T Coyle) (Drawn 7)
2014 We'll Shake Hands 3 9-5 D Tudhope 9/2 (K R Burke) (Drawn 4)

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