Mrs Batt was due to run in the 5.55 at Tipperary last night and would have a fair chance in both races on her recent form. Haaf Ok has dropped to a fair mark though she may just need the run after an absence since May. Jeangeorges has been climbing the ratings and may not have finished improving. He was just touched off by Bipasha at Leopardstown last time and should again have the measure of Silly Dancer and Cristal Island. Blackwitch Woman is in superb form and connections won't be too displeased with a 4lbs rise for her victory at Cork on Sunday. She looks certain to go well and should take care of Star Links, who was behind her earlier at Tipperary. INDICATIVE was strongly fancied to land a handicap here in May after two fine runs over slightly shorter trips. She didn't quite manage to get there on that occasion but has plenty of scope and looks the type to do well in this later part of the campaign.
Blackwitch Woman (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Made all, ridden to lead and soon switched right over to rail, extended advantage to 4 lengths approaching straight, driven along from 2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on well, all out to hold on close home, won at Cork 1m hcp 50-75 gd beating Talkin Kate (9-7) by hd, 16 ran.
Haaf Ok 11-2 (9-4) Mid-division, headway in 7th 3f out, ridden into 4th 1 1/2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 17, 2 1/2l behind Mon Champion (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Star Links (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Blackwitch Woman (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp 50-75 gd.
Indicative (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd over 2f out, soon carried wide, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 1f out, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Hedaaya (9-0) at Wexford 1m 3yo fll stks fm in May.
Redzer Gazgoff (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Prominent, led briefly before halfway, 3rd approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 6th of 9, 14l behind Strandfield Lady (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m 2f app hcp 50-75 gd in Jul.
Jeangeorges (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, challenged 1f out, headed final 150 yards, kept on, just held, 2nd of 14, hd behind Bipasha (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf.
Global Recovery (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, 6th 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Collingwood (9-11) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 50-85 gf.
Silly Dancer (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, 4th over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Bipasha (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf.
Cristal Island (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Held up in rear of mid-division, some headway early straight, 8th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Blackwitch Woman (9-13) at Cork 1m hcp 50-75 gd.
Mrs Batt (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind An Mhi (9-1) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-60 gd.
Hepburn 10-1 (9-2) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 12l behind Bold Thady Quill (9-7) at Fairyhouse 6f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.