Why But Why was having only his third start over fences when landing a beginners' event at Tramore and there looks plenty more to come. Boxer Beat followed his victory in a Killarney handicap with a moderate effort over hurdles so he should do better back over the bigger obstacles. Claragh Native was a long way behind him at Killarney but did much better at Tramore last time and should get closer. Galloping Gander has been running moderately over hurdles and fences so a chance is taken on MUZAK, who won this a year ago and also scored here in May. He has been performing well over hurdles recently.
Boxer Beat (IRE) 11-8fav (11-9) Waited with towards rear, under pressure in 7th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 10l behind Line View (11-0) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jul.
Galloping Gander (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Settled towards rear, steady headway into 6th 2 out and travelling well in 4th entering straight, ridden and no impression run-in, 4th of 18, 9l behind Reafadda (11-11) at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 hvy.
El Mondo (FR) 25-1 (10-10) Trailing in last, never a factor, no impression from 4 out, 13th of 14, 25l behind Top Madam (11-3) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl gs.
Montoya's Son (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division, driven along and no extra after 4 out, weakened, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Green Thirty Two (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Muzak (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders on outer and headway to dispute lead briefly before halfway, headed 4 out and soon dropped to 5th, no extra in 7th approaching straight and eased when beaten, 7th of 15, 30l behind Green Thirty Two (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Why But Why (USA) 12-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, improved to lead 4 out, ridden 2 out, stayed on well from last, won at Tramore 2m beg chs gd beating The Boat People (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Venture Lazarus (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up in 3rd, ridden and dropped to last before 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, last of 4, 14l behind Lord Ben (11-5) at Tramore 2m hdl gd.
Claragh Native (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Soon tracked leaders, closer in 2nd 3 out, soon on terms, led and clear before 2 out, reduced lead last, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Rayhani (11-5) at Tramore 2m hcp chs 0-109 gd.
Decade Player (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Prominent, some mistakes, no extra and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Rayhani (11-5) at Tramore 2m hcp chs 0-109 gd, 9 ran.
Georgie 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, ridden and dropped to 5th next, no impression, 6th of 15, 13l behind Hurricane Jojo (11-2) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gs.
Golden Barrell (IRE) 50-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, left moderate 2nd 6th, 3rd and bad mistake 6 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Baizically (10-12) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd, 15 ran.