STEPHEN HERO has really got his act together and though 7lb higher for last week's Galway victory Conor Hoban's claim negates 3lb of the extra and a hat-trick beckons. Eighteen Summers is also penalised for his easy victory at the Curragh on Saturday but he was behind the selection at Galway and the positions should be confirmed on these terms. Hisaabaat has a touch of class, both on the Flat and over hurdles, and he shouldn't be dismissed despite a big weight as he generally performs at a higher level. Sheilas Wish had her progress halted behind Levanto at the Curragh but that was a better race than this and she's no forlorn hope to get back to winning ways.
Hisaabaat (IRE) 11-4 (9-13) Led the chasing group, soon a long way off the pace, ridden straight, soon struggling, kept on same pace from over 1f out and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Long Journey Home (10-0) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp gd in Aug.
Sheilas Wish (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, moderate 8th on outer 2f out, no impression, 9th of 11, 6l behind Levanto (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f fll hcp gf.
Mojito Royale (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, towards rear on wide outer entering straight, no impression from 2f out, 9th of 14, 6l behind Prospectorous (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (60-90) (4yo+) pol in May.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 11-2 (9-10) Soon mid-division, closer order to track leaders approaching straight, led 1 1/2f out, stayed on well to assert final furlong, comfortably, won at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 gd beating Little Arrows (9-7) by 6l, 16 ran.
Lethal Weapon (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Settled towards rear, tried to make some headway on outer approaching straight, ridden and no extra well over 1f out, eased when beaten final furlong, 10th of 11, 41l behind Tiger At Heart (8-13) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp gf in Jun.
Flameseeker (USA) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders early, lost place a bit from 4f out, towards rear and no impression into straight, 7th of 8, 16l behind Seussical (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp gf in May.
Kentra (FR) 33-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, no threat from 2f out, 14th of 16, 8l behind Jayed Jidan (9-4) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in Aug.
Todd 15-8fav (9-1) Led, ridden and challenged entering straight, headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on one pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Stephen Hero (8-6) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp gd.
Mistress Of Rome 11-2 (9-1) Led until over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Brockfield (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Softboiledsergeant (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway on outer over 5f out, 2nd 3f out, soon ridden, no impression on outer straight, 6th of 7, 23l behind Grecian Tiger (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 6f mdn stks gf.
Ginger Genie (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, improved into 2nd travelling well over 2f out, soon ridden and disputed lead under 2f out, headed under 1f out, no extra in 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Grecian Tiger (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 6f mdn stks gf.
Flight Ofthe Saker (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Reminders away from stalls, tracked leaders at modest pace early, on terms 4f out, no extra and a bit tight for room over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 8l behind Star Power (9-12) at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol.
Sister Slew (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Waited with, soon in mid-division, ridden to chase leaders from 2f out, no impression in 6th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 5th of 11, 7l behind Jazz Girl (10-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp gd.
Stony Grey (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden in 7th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Stephen Hero (8-6) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp gd.
Stephen Hero (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 3f out, kept on to challenge entering straight, led 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Galway 1m 4f App hcp gd beating Ancient Sands (9-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Sli Na Fiarana 7-1 (9-10) Always prominent, mainly 3rd, challenged 2f out, chased winner and kept on without getting there final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Maude Adams (8-13) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp in Sep '12.
Baltiman (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Attempted to make all, strongly pressed and headed before straight, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 8l behind Busted Tycoon (9-10) at Galway 2m hcp 50-70 sft in Aug.
Tin Town Boy (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Waited with off ordinary pace, 13th early, improved 3f out, ridden to challenge and lead over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Galway 1m 4f hcp 50-80 sft in Aug beating Quick Jack (8-12) by 3l, 17 ran.