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Court Royale (IRE) 5, b g 10-12 (Mrs Janet Davies)

Court Cave (IRE) - Windsor Dancer (IRE)(Woods Of Windsor (USA))
Breeder - William Flood

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

Tote Win £3.80 Place £1.20
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raced keenly, held up in touch, tracked leaders after 4 out, shaken up between last 2, not fluent last, ridden to lead flat, ran on
2nd
2.5L
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Gortroe Joe (IRE) 6, b g 11-4 (Mr Terry Warner)
Rated 126
Beneficial (GB) - Rowlands Star (IRE)(Old Vic)
Breeder - Miss Marie-Louise Donnelly

(Morning price: 7/4 15/8 2/1 9/4 5/2 11/4 5/2)
(Ring price: 5/2 9/4 2/1 9/4 2/1) SP 2/1

Place £2.40
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jumped right, led, not fluent 5th, hard pressed 2 out, soon ridden, headed flat, kept on same pace
3rd
nose
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That's A Given (FR) 4, b g 10-12 (Mr Andrew L Cohen)

Great Pretender (IRE) - Aulne River (FR)(River Mist (USA))
Breeder - Mr G. Berthouloux, Mme F. Perennes et al

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

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tracked leader, not fluent 4 out, challenged when not fluent again 2 out, every chance last, ridden and one pace flat
4th
5L
silks
Sid Hoodie (IRE) 4, b m 10-5 (Mr Dominic Christian)
ts7
Rip Van Winkle (IRE) - Universe (GB)(Cape Cross (IRE))
Breeder - Norelands Bloodstock

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

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tracked leaders, driven and outpaced before 2 out, no impression with front trio between last 2
5th
3.75L
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Panic And Run (IRE) 5, b g 10-12 (Mr Henry Daly)

Roderic O'Connor (IRE) - Bolas (GB)(Unfuwain (USA))
Breeder - Highfort Stud

(Morning price: 25/1 28/1 33/1 25/1 28/1)
(Ring price: 25/1 22/1 25/1) SP 25/1

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held up, headway and in touch after 4 out, outpaced when ridden after next, well held after
6th
45L
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Banish (USA) 5, b g 10-12 (Mr Henry Birtles)
hd3
Smart Strike (CAN) - Beyond Our Reach (IRE)(Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Breeder - Nicole Gunther

(Morning price: 50/1 66/1 80/1 100/1)
(Ring price: 66/1 50/1 66/1) SP 66/1

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mistake 1st, always behind, struggling 4 out, tailed off when not fluent next
p.u.
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Kreb's Cycle (IRE) 4, ch g 10-12 (Ontoawinner Upton Group Tredwell)

Helmet (AUS) - La Noe (GB)(Nayef (USA))
Breeder - Michael Fennessy

(Morning price: 14/1 16/1 20/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 20/1 33/1)
SP 33/1

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not fluent, behind, lost touch after 3rd, pulled up before next
Off 2.10
Time 3m. 42.30 secs, which is 2.72 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £13.40
Tote Trifecta- £16.50
CSF- £12.47.


2017 Cresswell Legend 6 10-12 David Bass 9/2 (K C Bailey)
2016 New Member 5 10-12 N de Boinville 13/2 (Tom Lacey)
2015 Ascotdeux Nellerie 5 10-12 D Bass 8/11Fav (K C Bailey)
2014 Buywise 7 10-12 Paul Moloney 10/11Fav (E Williams)
2013 Curzon Line 4 10-12 D F O'Regan 11/4Fav (John Ferguson)

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