Hint Of Frost relishes a step up in trip
Hint Of Frost, white cap, sees it out best in Tipperary
(Healy Racing Photos) Jessica Harrington's Hint Of Frost rewarded his supporters when seeing out the extended mile and a half in Tipperary very well.
There were fully six horses in with a chance spread across the track at the furlong pole but it was Hint Of Frost who found most to grab a narrow lead in the final 150 yards.
From there he was driven out by Tom Madden to oblige by a length and a half.
A pair of 10/1 shots in Gibson Park and Runmhar came in second and third respectively.
“I'm delighted for Tom. I think that's his first winner for Jessie and he's in the yard full-time,” said head lad Eamonn Leigh.
“The boss man John bred him and I think that's nearly the last of them.
“Tom rode him in Leopardstown and thought he might have needed the run as he got a little tired.”
Lord Justice, the 10/3 favourite, stumbled and unseated Donnacha O'Brien on leaving the stalls.
Additional reporting by Gary Carson