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Placepot Pool - £68,296.97 Winning Units - 516.36 Dividend - £96.50. Quadpot Pool - £4,837.06 Winning Units - 54.15 Dividend - £66.10. Place Six Dividend - £92.18. Place Five Dividend - £61.79.

1st
silks
Pearl Nation (USA) 9, b g 9-12 (The Horse Watchers)
(Drawn 3) Rated 85
Speightstown (USA) - Happy Nation (USA)(Lear Fan (USA))
Breeder - William A. Carl Estate

(Morning price: 7/2 4/1 9/2 5/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 6/1 13/2 11/2)
(Ring price: 5/1 9/2 4/1 7/2) SP 7/2

Tote Win £3.50 Place £1.60
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tracked leaders, led 2f out, driven out
2nd
1L
silks
Tatlisu (IRE) 8, b g 8-13 (Middleham Park Racing LIV)
(Drawn 4) Rated 82
Red Clubs (IRE) - Zwadi (IRE)(Docksider (USA))
Breeder - J. C. and Rocal Bloodstock

(Morning price: 15/8 2/1 15/8 2/1 15/8)
(Ring price: 2/1 15/8 7/4 15/8 7/4 15/8 2/1 15/8 2/1 15/8 7/4) SP 7/4fav

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close up, pushed along 3f out, headway to chase winner inside final furlong, ridden and flashed tail towards finish
3rd
5L
silks
Essential (GB) 4, b g 8-12 (The Pivotal Club)
(Drawn 2) Rated 62
Pivotal (GB) - Something Blue (GB)(Petong)
Breeder - Manor Farm Stud (Rutland)

(Morning price: 10/1 9/1 6/1 5/1 11/2 5/1 11/2 7/1)
(Ring price: 8/1 9/1 8/1 15/2 7/1 6/1 13/2) SP 13/2

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led 1f, tracked leader, ridden 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
4th
2.25L
silks
Maraakib (IRE) 6, b g 9-4 (Mr Evan M Sutherland)
(Drawn 1)bl1 Rated 62
Dark Angel (IRE) - Mrs Cee (IRE)(Orpen (USA))
Breeder - Joe Fogarty

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

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keen led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong
5th
1L
silks
Athassel (GB) 9, ch g 9-8 (Mrs E Evans)
(Drawn 6) Rated 75
Dalakhani (IRE) - Hope Island (IRE)(Titus Livius (FR))
Breeder - Moyns Park Estate and Stud Ltd

(Morning price: 13/2 6/1 11/2 5/1 9/2 4/1)
(Ring price: 4/1 9/2 4/1 9/2 5/1 11/2) SP 11/2

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raced wide towards rear, outpaced over 5f out, ridden and some headway 3f out, never on terms
6th
30L
silks
Vivat Rex (IRE) 7, b g 8-5 (Mr Chris Marsh)
(Drawn 5)ts+ec5 Rated 80
Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Strawberry Roan (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))
Breeder - Western Bloodstock

(Morning price: 7/2 4/1 9/2 4/1 9/2 5/1 11/2 6/1 11/2 8/1 9/1 11/1)
(Ring price: 12/1 14/1 12/1 14/1 16/1 18/1 20/1) SP 20/1

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outpaced and behind, ridden over 3f out, very wide into straight 3f out, tailed home
Off 3.10
Time 1m. 42.95 secs, which is 0.61 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £11.60
Tote Trifecta- £46.70
CSF- £9.69.


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2016 Captain Lars 7 8-2 Callum Shepherd (7) 5/4Fav (Michael Bell) (Drawn 1)
2015 I'm Super Too 8 8-9 M Dwyer 11/2 (G A Swinbank) (Drawn 5)
2014 Silly Billy 6 8-11 D Swift 9/4 (B Ellison) (Drawn 7)

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