JACK THE HAT won a shade cosily at Tramore last Sunday. Noel Lawlor's charge has been upped 7lb but looks ahead of the handicapper and can follow up. He's already beaten a handful of these with Super Vic getting the closest to him at Ballinrobe earlier in the summer and the latter re-opposes on better terms today. Elsie Freda has more to find with the selection and Feisty Lass could prove a bigger threat on her form at Perth in July. Father Jack makes most appeal of the remainder off his current mark.
Jack The Hat (IRE) 5-1fav (11-1) Waited with, some headway 5 out, went moderate 6th after 3 out, closed under pressure in pursuit of leading pair at last, stayed on well to lead and assert closing stages, won at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd beating Ennisnag (11-1) by 2 1/4l, 16 ran.
Joe Reed (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Soon towards rear, no impression from before 3 out, kept on, 6th of 9, 13l behind King High (10-10) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl gd.
Plato (JPN) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden in 7th entering straight, moderate 6th 2 out, no extra, 6th of 15, 16l behind Rising Altitude (10-11) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Katys Girl (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Soon prominent, on terms from 3 out, 2nd approaching 2 out, soon 3rd and no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 15l behind Jack The Hat (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Father Jack (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Waited with early, improved to track leaders from before 6 out, mistake 4 out, no impression in 4th from 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 12l behind Taken Twice (10-2) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Waterloo Rock (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 36l behind Scarlet Prince (11-6) at Sligo 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks gs.
Feisty Lass (IRE) 9-4fav (10-11) Held up in rear, pushed along 8th, struggling from before 10th, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Polarbrook (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Jul.
Subtitle (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 6th approaching 2 out, soon no extra, 6th of 14, 18l behind Banana Flambe (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Definite Magic (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, jumped right 6out & rddn brfly, prog 3out but never likely, mod 7th when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Tobermore Mossie (12-0) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun, 17 ran.
Elsie Freda (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, led after 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened, 5th of 16, 12l behind Jack The Hat (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
The Bomber Ryan (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always behind, 17th of 20, well behind Digeanta (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Gale Force Lucey (IRE) 7-1 (10-3) Unseated rider start, in a race won by The Lady Granuaile (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd, 18 ran.
Hipwells Mill (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from 4 out, 13th of 18, well behind Flatfoot Boogie (11-12) at Cork 2m 3f mdn hdl gf.
Vic Liath (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Waited with, 10th early, no impression 2 out, kept on, 4th of 13, 16l behind Good Decision (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Mini Shan (IRE) 9-2fav (10-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden before 2 out, no impression under pressure before last, 7th of 16, 32l behind Jack The Hat (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Super Vic (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 2 out, went 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Jack The Hat (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Cherryantor (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders early, reminder from 7 out, no extra from 4 out and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Mount Sion (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gf, 15 ran.
The Bluebell Boy (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 12th of 17, 22l behind Glenconkeyne (11-0) at Galway 2m 2f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (8Evens16) (4yo+).
Tom's Last Euro (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led and disputed, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, under pressure in 6th 2 out, soon no extra, 10th of 14, 23l behind Ballyspellan Lad (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.