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Placepot Pool - £111,748.87 Winning Units - 139.84 Dividend - £583.30. Quadpot Pool - £10,974.21 Winning Units - 112.7 Dividend - £72.00. Place Six Dividend - £635.53. Place Five Dividend - £192.83.

1st
silks
Cotton Club (IRE) 6, b g 9-12 (The Links Partnership)
(Drawn 6) Rated 82
Amadeus Wolf (GB) - Slow Jazz (USA)(Chief's Crown (USA))
Breeder - Patrick Gleeson

(Morning price: 10/1 14/1 16/1 12/1 16/1 18/1)
(Ring price: 18/1 16/1 18/1 16/1 18/1 20/1 18/1) SP 18/1

Tote Win £16.70 Place £4.80
loading past form
held up behind, headway 2f out, switched outside entering straight, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on
2nd
0.75L
silks
Zakatal (GB) 11, gr g 10-0 (David Furman & John Sugarman)
(Drawn 2) Rated 84
Kalanisi (IRE) - Zankara (FR)(Linamix (FR))
Breeder - H. H. The Aga Khan's Studs SC

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

loading past form
tracked leaders, headway to join leader halfway, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on
3rd
nk
silks
Percy Veer (GB) 5, ch g 9-11 (Mr & Mrs M Crow)
(Drawn 9) Rated 81
Sir Percy (GB) - Fandangerina (GB)(Hernando (FR))
Breeder - Miss K Rausing

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

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led 1f, tracked leader, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish
4th
1L
silks
Charismatic Man (IRE) 4, b g 9-0 (Mr S Hanson)
(Drawn 3) Rated 82
Dalakhani (IRE) - On Fair Stage (IRE)(Sadler's Wells (USA))

(Morning price: 13/8 11/8 6/5 5/4 1/1 11/10 1/1 8/11 4/6 8/11 5/6)
(Ring price: 5/6 10/11 5/6 10/11 1/1 10/11 5/6 4/5 8/11 4/5) SP 4/5fav

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mid-division, driven over 2f out, wide into straight, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders
5th
5L
silks
Esteaming (GB) 7, b g 9-10 (Equus I)
(Drawn 7)cp1 Rated 80
Sir Percy (GB) - Night Over Day (GB)(Most Welcome)

(Morning price: 16/1 12/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 28/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1 22/1 25/1) SP 25/1

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held up in rear, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no chance with leaders
6th
2L
silks
Excellent Puck (IRE) 7, b g 9-6 (Davis Phelps Nicholls Atkins)
(Drawn 5) Rated 76
Excellent Art (GB) - Puck's Castle (GB)(Shirley Heights)
Breeder - Swersky & Associates

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

loading past form
led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong
7th
4L
silks
Handsome Dan (IRE) 11, b g 8-11 (Graham Brothers Racing Partnership)
(Drawn 8) Rated 70
Busy Flight (GB) - Beautiful City (IRE)(Jurado (USA))
Breeder - Diarmuid O' Riordan

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

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mid-division, tracked leaders halfway, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
Off 7.02
Time 3m. 44.31 secs, which is 2.16 secs slower than the course average on today's going
CSF- £162.99
Tricast- £609.04.

Non runners Freud (FR), Aldreth (GB)
2016 The Steward 5 10-3 Luke Morris 15/8Fav (Sir Mark Prescott Bt) (Drawn 2)
2015 Very Good Day 8 9-7 T Hamilton 4/1 (Richard Fahey) (Drawn 5)
2014 Hunting Ground 4 9-7 J Fanning 5/6Fav (Mark Johnston) (Drawn 5)
2013 Bradbury 5 8-13 T Eaves 6/1 (Donald McCain) (Drawn 4)

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