POZYC scored on the Flat at the Galway Festival and not surprisingly was a warm order when reverting to hurdles at Tramore on Sunday. However, he stumbled badly at the second last when still in touch and gets a quick opportunity to gain compensation. The progressive Golden Ticket makes his handicap debut after victories in a Punchestown bumper and a maiden hurdle at Gowran. He could be a blot on the handicap though is facing a much stiffer task against experienced opposition. Otay Kawn dead-heated for a chase at Kilbeggan before coming to grief there in a handicap. Willie Mullins sends him on a confidence booster back over timber and he's probably not badly treated. Original Option gained a very easy victory over the C&D last month but couldn't cope with a big weight rise at Killarney and is on the same mark here.
Otay Kawn (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chased leaders in 3rd, left 2nd 7th, fell 5 out, in a race won by Wins Now (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd, 7 ran.
Bacher Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th 3 out, soon no extra, 8th of 13, 27l behind Original Option (10-5) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Original Option (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Soon disputed lead, led from 7th, headed and no extra approaching 2 out, 5th of 12, 19l behind Sebadee (10-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Jul.
Golden Ticket (AUS) 7-4fav (11-12) Always prominent, 3rd 3 out, improved into close 2nd 2 out, soon ridden to dispute lead, led run-in, kept on well close home, won at Gowran Park 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jun beating Battling Boru (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Pozyc (FR) 13-8fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, stumbled approaching 2 out, soon no extra and pulled up, in a race won by Eightybarackstreet (11-4) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf, 11 ran.
Fool's Wildcat (USA) 9-2 (11-12) Well off pace towards rear, moderate 10th approaching 6 out, soon no danger, 7th of 12, 45l behind Venture Lazarus (11-5) at Galway 2m 1f beg chs gd in Jul.
Clarkey (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led and disputed, 2nd approaching 4 out, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 23l behind Benefitthewest (9-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Jul.
Benefitthewest (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, ridden to chase leaders and no impression from 2 out, moderate 5th at last, kept on without threatening run-in, 3rd of 17, 9l behind Bobby John (10-1) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Jul.
Black Rock Lake (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge after 5 out, led before 4 out, ridden before 2 out where length advantage and fell, in a race won by Table Forty Six (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mrs nov hdl gd, 8 ran.
Mount Helicon 33-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, mistake 6th, trailing when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Askanna (11-1) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in May, 16 ran.