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Placepot Pool - £78,703.36 Winning Units - 1625.5 Dividend - £35.30. Quadpot Pool - £6,961.49 Winning Units - 364.09 Dividend - £14.10. Place Six Dividend - £59.56. Place Five Dividend - £31.64.

1st
silks
Main Fact (USA) 4, b g 10-8 (Mr Anthony White)
hd5 Rated 89
Blame (USA) - Reflections (GB)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Juddmonte Farms Inc

(Morning price: 10/1 11/1 12/1 14/1 16/1 20/1 18/1 25/1 33/1)
(Ring price: 28/1 33/1 28/1) SP 28/1

Tote Win £27.30 Place £5.30
loading past form
held up towards rear, headway 3 out, challenged going well 2 out, led and edged left last, drawing clear when edged right 100 yards out
2nd
5L
silks
Sleep In First (FR) 11, b g 11-8 (First Sleepers, Craig Farm)
Rated 100
Sleeping Car (FR) - First Union (FR)(Shafoun (FR))
Breeder - Gilles Chaignon & Jean-Victor Chaignon

(Morning price: 4/1 9/2 5/1 11/2 6/1 7/1 15/2 8/1)
(Ring price: 11/1 12/1 10/1 9/1 8/1) SP 8/1

Place £2.40
loading past form
tracked leader until after 3rd, led after 3 out, headed before last, no impression on winner flat, kept on
3rd
6L
silks
Hear The Chimes (GB) 8, b g 11-11 (Miss H Ward)
Rated 103
Midnight Legend (GB) - Severn Air (GB)(Alderbrook (GB))
Breeder - Mrs P. Badger

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

Place £2.40
loading past form
held up in rear, headway 3 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd before last
4th
nk
silks
Christmas In Usa (FR) 5, b g 10-1 (Bowen & Nicol)
ts+ Rated 84
Shaanmer (IRE) - Diamond Of Diana (FR)(Kapgarde (FR))
Breeder - Mme Antoinette Ouvry & Benoit Grosfils

(Morning price: 12/1 11/1 10/1 8/1 7/1 11/2 5/1 9/2)
(Ring price: 4/1 9/2) SP 9/2

loading past form
chased leaders, lost place 3 out, went 4th and stayed on same pace approaching last
5th
8L
silks
Lucarno Dancer (GB) 7, b m 10-3 (Mr R Shiels)
ts9hd6 Rated 84
Lucarno (USA) - Sing And Dance (GB)(Rambo Dancer (CAN))
Breeder - S. J. Leadbetter

(Morning price: 6/1 7/1 6/1 13/2 7/1 13/2 6/1 5/1 4/1)
(Ring price: 4/1 9/2 4/1) SP 4/1fav

loading past form
chased leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened before last
6th
5L
silks
Hartside (GER) 8, b g 10-13 (Mr P Winks)
vs+ Rated 96
Montjeu (IRE) - Helvellyn (USA)(Gone West (USA))
Breeder - Gestut Ammerland

(Morning price: 14/1 18/1 16/1 12/1 11/1 10/1 17/2)
(Ring price: 9/1 8/1 17/2 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
mid-division, ridden after 3 out, never on terms
7th
2L
silks
Mahler Bay (IRE) 7, b g 9-7 (Blacklock Simpson)
Rated 72
Mahler (GB) - Belalzao (IRE)(Alzao (USA))
Breeder - Patrick Doyle

(Morning price: 33/1 40/1 33/1 40/1 50/1 33/1)
SP 33/1

loading past form
prominent, went 2nd after 3rd, every chance before 2 out, weakened before last
8th
2.25L
silks
Handy Hollow (IRE) 4, ch g 11-12 (Katherine & Richard Gilbert 1)
hd5 Rated 104
Beat Hollow (GB) - Hesperia (GB)(Slip Anchor)
Breeder - Mount Coote Stud

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

loading past form
mid-division on inside, not fluent 2nd, some headway 5th, weakened after 3 out
9th
1.75L
silks
Pertuis (IRE) 11, gr g 10-10 (M H O G)
Rated 93
Verglas (IRE) - Lady Killeen (FR)(Marju (IRE))
Breeder - Killeen Castle Stud

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, mistake 5th, ridden and weakened before 3 out
10th
24L
silks
Stoneboat Bill (GB) 5, ch g 11-12 (David Joseph O'Reilly)
Rated 104
Virtual (GB) - Applauding (IRE)(Royal Applause (GB))
Breeder - P C Hunt

(Morning price: 10/1 9/1 8/1 15/2 9/1 8/1 7/1 15/2 8/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 17/2 9/1 8/1) SP 8/1

loading past form
led, clear after 3rd, hit 4th, reduced lead when mistake 3 out, soon headed, weakened before next
p.u.
silks
Clondaw Banker (IRE) 8, b g 11-5 (Mr Anthony White)
Rated 97
Court Cave (IRE) - Freya Alex (GB)(Makbul)
Breeder - William Flood

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

loading past form
held up towards rear, ridden and weakened before 5th, pulled up before 2 out
p.u.
silks
Cherry Princess (GB) 7, gr m 10-5 (Mrs Barbara Butterworth)
ts3 Rated 83
Act One (GB) - Francia (GB)(Legend of France (USA))
Breeder - Old Mill Stud

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

loading past form
held up in rear, mistake 3rd, behind next, pulled up before last
Off 1.50
Time 4m. 21.50 secs, which is 0.89 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £212.20
Tote Trifecta- £4016.90
CSF- £225.26
Tricast- £1651.52.

Mitcd was withdrawn not under orders. Rule 4 does not apply.
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