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Going - Good (Good to Soft in places). 

Jackpot Not Won.Pool £14,084.51Placepot Pool - £416,441.84 Winning Units - 275.85 Dividend - £1,102.00. Quadpot Pool - £30,239.02 Winning Units - 130.29 Dividend - £171.70. Place Six Dividend - £382.06. Place Five Dividend - £102.53.

1st
silks
Connect (GB) 3, b g 9-3 (Mr A D Spence)
(Drawn 2)hd1 Rated 100
Roderic O'Connor (IRE) - Robema (GB)(Cadeaux Genereux)
Breeder - D J Weston

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

Tote Win £16.00 Place £4.70
loading past form
held up in rear, stayed on inside in straight and good headway soon after, chased leader in group, challenged 2f out, soon led, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well
2nd
1.5L
silks
Court House (IRE) 3, b g 9-7 (H R H Princess Haya of Jordan)
(Drawn 8) Rated 104
Dawn Approach (IRE) - Crossanza (IRE)(Cape Cross (IRE))
Breeder - Nanallac Stud

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

Place £2.10
loading past form
slowly into stride, held up in last pair, came centre in straight and headway over 2f out, chased leaders and hung left to far side over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, never able to challenge
3rd
0.5L
silks
Shuhood (IRE) 3, b g 7-9 (Sohi & Sohi)
(Drawn 9) Rated 81
Tamayuz (GB) - Walayef (USA)(Danzig (USA))
Breeder - Shadwell Estate Company Limited

(Morning price: 9/1 10/1 11/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 11/1 12/1 11/1) SP 11/1

loading past form
went very keen to post and overshot the start, held up towards rear, came centre in straight and headway chasing leaders over 2f out, kept on in 3rd inside final furlong, not pace to challenge
4th
1.25L
silks
Poet's Prince (GB) 3, b g 8-12 (Mr J David Abell)
(Drawn 7) Rated 95
Poet's Voice (GB) - Palace Affair (GB)(Pursuit of Love (GB))
Breeder - Jointsense Limited

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

loading past form
led until halfway, chased leader, came alone to near side in straight, well on terms and every chance 2f out, hung left towards far side final furlong, 4th and held towards finish
5th
2.75L
silks
Ship Of The Fen (GB) 3, b g 8-4 (Mr C J Murfitt)
(Drawn 11) Rated 87
Champs Elysees (GB) - Ruffled (GB)(Harlan's Holiday (USA))
Breeder - Pantile Stud

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

loading past form
slowly into stride, soon mid-division, came centre in straight and headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
6th
1.25L
silks
George (IRE) 3, b g 8-0 (Mrs J K Powell)
(Drawn 4) Rated 79
Dragon Pulse (IRE) - Before The Storm (GB)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Barouche Stud (Ire) Ltd

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, came centre in straight and headway over 2f out, chased winner and hung left towards far side over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened soon after
7th
2.5L
silks
Corazon Espinado (IRE) 3, b h 8-0 (Mr Robert Moss)
(Drawn 5) Rated 81
Iffraaj (GB) - Three Decades (IRE)(Invincible Spirit (IRE))
Breeder - M. P. & R. J. Coleman

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

loading past form
tracked leader, led halfway, stayed on inside in straight, went clear 3f out until over 2f out, joined 2f out, soon headed, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
8th
4.5L
silks
Indomeneo (GB) 3, b g 8-2 (Middleham Park Racing Lx)
(Drawn 3) Rated 85
Piccolo (GB) - Cherrycombe-Row (GB)(Classic Cliche (IRE))
Breeder - Hungerford Park Stud

(Morning price: 7/1 15/2 9/1 10/1 9/1 10/1)
SP 9/1

loading past form
chased leaders on inside, came centre in straight, ridden over 2f out, hung left and weakened inside final 2f
9th
1L
silks
Macaque (GB) 3, br g 8-2 (Pink Hat Racing Partnership & Partner)
(Drawn 6)hd1 Rated 85
Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Spiliada (FR)(Falco (USA))
Breeder - Stilvi Compania Financiera SA

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

loading past form
chased leaders, came centre in straight, pushed along over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, soon hung left and weakened
10th
7L
silks
Westbrook Bertie (GB) 3, b g 8-0 (The Further Folly Partnership 1)
(Drawn 1) Rated 81
Sixties Icon (GB) - Evanesce (GB)(Lujain (USA))
Breeder - G Hedley & Mike Channon Bloodstock Ltd

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

loading past form
slowly into stride, towards rear, stayed on inside in straight, never on terms with leading pair in group, pushed along and struggling over 2f out, soon behind
11th
23L
silks
Book of Dreams (IRE) 3, b g 8-8 (The Passionate Partnership)
(Drawn 10) Rated 91
Dream Ahead (USA) - Moonbi Ridge (IRE)(Definite Article (GB))
Breeder - Mrs Mary Rose Hayes

(Morning price: 20/1 16/1 14/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 11/1 10/1 8/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 9/1 17/2 9/1 17/2 9/1 17/2 8/1 17/2) SP 17/2

loading past form
chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened rapidly, tailed off and eased final 2f
Off 2.00
Time 2m. 7.01 secs, which is 0.82 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £95.50
Tote Trifecta- £1321.90
CSF- £71.18
Tricast- £691.99.


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