Dermot Weld runs both Pacelli Road and Highland Miss with the latter looking the more likely of the pair to go close as she showed potential at Roscommon last week where she didn't get the best of runs. Urban Seascape can improve while Eddie Lynam, who won this a year ago, is dually represented though Epic Encounter has only shown moderate form on Polytrack and the newcomer Zip Wire is likely to need the experience. QASSER has been a short-priced beaten favourite on his two most recent starts and they were back in May. His overall form is at a different level to these rivals, however, and Kevin Prendergast should have him ready to lose his maiden tag.
Celticnama (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, no impression straight, 10th of 11, 10l behind Empresario (9-10) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo clm gd.
Epic Encounter (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 9th over 1f out, ran on final furlong to 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Via Ballycroy (9-0) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Sep.
Pacelli Road (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, some progress into 5th early straight, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Brinestine (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn.
Qasser (IRE) 15-8fav (9-5) Disputed early, chased leader after 1f, ridden 1f out, kept on to press winner final furlong, just held, 2nd of 18, nk behind Coin Of Courage (9-5) at Navan 1m mdn stks gd in May.
Zip Wire (IRE) Oratorio gelding out of Jaya.
Eretara (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, 6th before straight, kept on same pace from over 2f out, 6th of 9, 13l behind Grandma Dotty (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 4f fll mdn stks in Sep.
Highland Miss (USA) 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th for much, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 3l behind Coilogshakeysirgin (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks hvy.
Title Music (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, pushed along halfway, no extra straight, last of 7, 21l behind Brinestine (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn.
Urban Seascape (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 10l behind Troon (9-9) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.