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Going - Good (Good to Firm in Places). 

Placepot Pool - £41,754.04 Winning Units - 173.53 Dividend - £175.60. Quadpot Pool - £4,403.84 Winning Units - 343.48 Dividend - £9.40. Place Six Dividend - £104.87. Place Five Dividend - £9.71.

1st
silks
Kupa River (IRE) 5, b g 9-6 (Middleham Park Racing Lxxii & Partner)
(Drawn 4)hd+ Rated 74
Big Bad Bob (IRE) - Lamanka Lass (USA)(Woodman (USA))
Breeder - Airlie Stud & Mrs S. Rogers

(Morning price: 5/1 9/2 4/1 7/2 10/3 3/1 11/4 5/2 9/4 2/1)
(Ring price: 9/4 2/1 9/4 2/1 15/8 7/4) SP 7/4fav

Tote Win £2.60 Place £1.20
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keen tracked leading pair, headway to lead approaching final furlong, ridden out
2nd
1.5L
silks
Roaring Forties (IRE) 6, b g 8-8 (Mrs K Hall & Partner)
(Drawn 8)cp+ Rated 62
Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Growling (IRE)(Celtic Swing (GB))
Breeder - Agricola Del Parco

(Morning price: 20/1 18/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 20/1 14/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 20/1 16/1) SP 16/1

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towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed onto chase winner inside final furlong
3rd
2L
silks
How Bizarre (GB) 4, ch g 9-6 (Harswell Thoroughbred Racing, Fpr Ltd)
(Drawn 1) Rated 74
Society Rock (IRE) - Amanda Carter (GB)(Tobougg (IRE))
Breeder - Mrs Janis MacPherson

(Morning price: 12/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 18/1 20/1) SP 20/1

Place £5.20
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led narrowly, ridden and hung left 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace
4th
hd
silks
Star Shield (GB) 4, ch g 9-7 (Middleham Park Racing XXIX)
(Drawn 3)sr Rated 75
Helmet (AUS) - Perfect Star (GB)(Act One (GB))
Breeder - Mildmay Bloodstock Ltd

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

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held up, headway and not clear run over 1f out until inside final furlong, ran on, nearest finish
5th
1.25L
silks
Our Charlie Brown (GB) 5, b g 9-0 (Ontoawinner, Sdh Project Services Ltd)
(Drawn 5) Rated 68
American Post (GB) - Cordoba (GB)(Oasis Dream (GB))
Breeder - North Bradon Stud & D. R. Tucker

(Morning price: 5/1 11/2 6/1)
(Ring price: 6/1 7/1 8/1 17/2 9/1) SP 9/1

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close up, headway and every chance 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong
6th
2.5L
silks
Jacob Black (GB) 8, b g 9-5 (Mr Ken McGarrity)
(Drawn 7)cp+ Rated 73
Amadeus Wolf (GB) - First Eclipse (IRE)(Fayruz)
Breeder - Miss Emma Foley

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

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held up, headway on outer over 2f out, soon every chance, ridden and weakened final furlong
7th
10L
silks
Smugglers Creek (IRE) 5, b g 8-8 (Mr Allan McLuckie)
(Drawn 2)cp+ Rated 65
Medicean (GB) - Crystany (IRE)(Green Desert (USA))
Breeder - Ballygallon Stud Limited

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

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pressed leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
8th
16L
silks
Inviolable Spirit (IRE) 4, b g 8-9 (Bardsley, Hyde & Tattersall)
(Drawn 6)sr Rated 68
Zebedee (GB) - Mediska (GB)(Medicean (GB))
Breeder - Tally-Ho Stud

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

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awkwardly away soon behind
Off 4.37
Time 1m. 27.79 secs, which is 1.56 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £26.60
Tote Trifecta- £303.10
CSF- £34.06
Tricast- £437.75.


2018 Sureyoutoldme 4 9-7 J P Sullivan 12/1 (Mrs R Carr) (Drawn 1)
2017 Tavener 5 9-2 D Allan 6/1 (D C Griffiths) (Drawn 2)
2016 Swift Approval 4 9-7 T Eaves 4/1 (Kevin Ryan) (Drawn 4)
2015 Ralphy Boy 6 9-3 P McDonald 8/1 (A C Whillans) (Drawn 6)

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