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Jackpot Pool - €5,000.00 Winning Units - 4 Dividend - €1,137.00. Placepot Pool - €33,963.26 Winning Units - 501.87 Dividend - €47.30. Pick Six Pool - €25,000.00 Winning Units - 1 Dividend - €17,500.00. Tote Aggregate - €357571.00.

1st
silks
Sharjah (IRE) 7, b g 9-0 (Mrs S Slattery)
(2:14.64 0.72 secs faster on today's going ) (Drawn 14)bl+ Rated 70
Shamardal (USA) - Lunar Lustre (IRE)(Desert Prince (IRE))
Breeder - John Connaughton

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

Tote Win €41.30 Place €8.40
loading past form
soon led and went on, reduced lead straight, kept on well final furlong to maintain advantage
2nd
0.75L
silks
Tropic Thunder (GER) 4, b g 9-3 (Miss Rita Shah)
(2:14.79) (Drawn 8)ts7 Rated 68
Lope De Vega (IRE) - Tempete D'honneur (FR)(Highest Honor (FR))
Breeder - Gestut Ammerland

(Morning price: 10/3 4/1 10/3 7/2 10/3 7/2 3/1 11/4)
(Ring price: 9/4 2/1 9/4 2/1) SP 2/1fav

loading past form
soon well off pace towards rear, headway straight to chase leaders from over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, not reach winner
3rd
0.75L
silks
Try Again (IRE) 4, b g 9-3 (C Munnelly & Partners Partnership)
(2:14.93) (Drawn 5) Rated 68
Dubai Destination (USA) - Diamond Katie (IRE)(Night Shift (USA))
Breeder - Mr T A Killoran

(Morning price: 10/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 11/1 14/1 11/1 14/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 12/1 11/1) SP 11/1

Place €4.00
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raced in 2nd from early, effort straight, kept on without matching 1st 2 inside final furlong
4th
0.75L
silks
Specific Gravity (FR) 9, b g 9-10 (Sean F Gallagher)
(2:15.08) (Drawn 13)bl+ Rated 70(-1 after this run)
Dansili (GB) - Colza (USA)(Alleged (USA))
Breeder - Famille Niarchos

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

loading past form
close up, 3rd early, soon 4th, pushed along before straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out
5th
1.5L
silks
Sleepy Head (IRE) 4, b f 9-5 (W Foley)
(2:15.36) (Drawn 2)hd5 Rated 65
Rip Van Winkle (IRE) - Billys Dream (GB)(Dubai Destination (USA))
Breeder - Bill & Penny Foley

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

loading past form
raced in 6th early and took keen hold, soon 7th, effort straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out, finished 6th, promoted to 5th
(disq)
hd
silks
Dancing Doll (IRE) 4, b f 9-9 (Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd )
(2:15.11) (Drawn 6) Rated 72
Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Dancing Diva (FR)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Newtown Anner Stud

(Morning price: 11/4 3/1 7/2 3/1 11/4 3/1 11/4 3/1 10/3)
(Ring price: 5/1 9/2 4/1) SP 4/1

loading past form
raced in 8th early, soon 11th, impeded 2f out and switched right and hampered rival, kept on, finished 5th, disqualified and placed last
6th
hd
silks
Bay of St Malo (IRE) 4, b f 9-8 (Luke Comer)
(2:15.38) (Drawn 3) Rated 68
Canford Cliffs (IRE) - Distant Skies (GB)(Tiger Hill (IRE))
Breeder - T Purcell & K Purcell

(Morning price: 80/1 66/1 80/1 100/1 80/1 100/1)
SP 66/1

loading past form
raced in 7th early, soon 8th, effort straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out
7th
3.75L
silks
Edification (GB) 4, b g 9-12 (R P McNamara)
(2:16.05) (Drawn 11) Rated 72
Dream Ahead (USA) - Elegant Pride (GB)(Beat Hollow (GB))
Breeder - Ladyswood Stud

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

loading past form
dwelt, soon well off pace towards rear, headway and effort straight, soon one pace
8th
hd
silks
Trendsetter (IRE) 6, b g 9-13 (Just A Party Syndicate)
(2:16.06) (Drawn 9)ts1 Rated 73
Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Fashion Trade (GB)(Dansili (GB))
Breeder - Denis McDonnell

(Morning price: 66/1 100/1 66/1 80/1)
(Ring price: 40/1 33/1 28/1) SP 28/1

loading past form
soon well off pace towards rear, headway and effort straight, soon one pace
9th
6.5L
silks
Vastonea (IRE) 9, gr g 9-1 (Mrs Kevin Prendergast)
(2:17.23) (Drawn 4)vs2 Rated 71
Verglas (IRE) - Roystonea (GB)(Polish Precedent (USA))
Breeder - Eyrefield Lodge Stud

(Morning price: 13/2 7/1 8/1 9/1 10/1)
(Ring price: 18/1 20/1) SP 20/1

loading past form
raced in 4th early, soon 5th, effort straight, soon no impression
10th
hd
silks
Lusis Naturea (GB) 6, b g 9-10 (Miss K McNeilly)
(2:17.26) (Drawn 10)cp1 Rated 73
Multiplex (GB) - Kenny's Dream (GB)(Karinga Bay)
Breeder - Mickley Stud

(Morning price: 22/1 20/1 16/1 20/1 16/1 12/1 10/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 18/1 16/1) SP 16/1

loading past form
raced in 5th early, soon 3rd, no extra from over 1f out
11th
6L
silks
Raven Banner (IRE) 4, b m 9-2 (David Slater)
(2:18.33) (Drawn 1) Rated 62
Raven's Pass (USA) - Ask Annie (IRE)(Danehill (USA))
Breeder - F. Dunne

(Morning price: 66/1 50/1 40/1 50/1)
SP 50/1

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raced in 7th early, soon 10th, no extra from over 1f out
12th
0.75L
silks
Il Piccolo Grande (IRE) 4, ch g 9-7 (Gaelic Thoroughbreds)
(2:18.45) (Drawn 12) Rated 67
Iffraaj (GB) - Soxy Doxy (IRE)(Hawk Wing (USA))
Breeder - David Allan & Barnane Stud

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

loading past form
soon raced in 6th, effort straight, no extra from over 1f out
s.u.
silks
Long Journey Home (IRE) 9, b g 9-6 (R M D Cleaning Servics Limited)
(Drawn 7)ts+cp3 Rated 71
Dansili (GB) - Quest For Eternity (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Abergwaun Farm

(Morning price: 20/1 18/1 20/1 18/1 20/1 22/1 28/1 40/1)
SP 33/1

loading past form
raced in 9th from early, clipped heels and slipped up 2f out
Off 9.02
Time 2m. 14.64 secs, which is 0.72 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €179.50
Tote Trifecta- €2050.60
CSF- €76.69
Tricast- €644.86.

Non runners Dandy Dude , Polymnia (GB), Cresendo Stewards Enquiry - Amended result
2016 Power Grid 3 9-11 K J Manning 4/1JFav (John James Feane) (Drawn 1)
2015 Udogo 4 9-5 D O'Brien (5) 9/2 (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 6)
2014 Alvar 6 9-11 S B Kelly (3) 4/1 (M Halford) (Drawn 7)
2013 Hello Humpfrey 4 9-7 R P Downey (7) 7/2JFav (Peter Casey) (Drawn 2)

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