Favourites and three-year-olds have a good record in this and CRISTOFORO COLOMBO is certain to be well supported after his victory at Dundalk. He hasn't had much racing and though just behind Balmont Mast here previously that was his first start since the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and he'll have needed the run. The latter is very consistent at a higher level than this and he was also making a comeback from a long absence so there shouldn't be much between the pair again. Leitir Mor has been mixing it with the best for most of his career though his last three runs have been over a mile and he has a Group 3 penalty to carry. The UK raider Angels Will Fall won the Portland at Doncaster and this track and some give in the ground may help her get into the frame.
Leitir Mor (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, headway on outer early straight and ridden to go 2nd briefly 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, just failed to regain 2nd on line, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Arctic (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Waited with, 9th towards stand's side 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on, 5th of 13, 4l behind My Good Brother (8-9) at Curragh 5f hcp gd in Sep.
Balmont Mast (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Blindfold for stalls entry, keen hold, chased leaders, 6th and kept on under pressure final furlong without quite getting there, 5th of 13, 1l behind Russian Soul (9-5) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Burn The Boats (IRE) 13-2fav (9-5) Prominent in centre group, ridden and edged right over 1f out, soon hung left, no extra well inside final furlong, 9th of 19, 5l behind Field Of Dream (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Joe Eile (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon weakened, 19th of 24, 11l behind Nero Emperor (9-10) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Red Dubawi (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Towards rear stand side, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 13th of 26, 8l behind Highland Colori (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 4-5fav (9-5) Waited with in rear, wide and progress straight, 5th from 2f out, challenged and led from under 1f out, stayed on well, won at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol beating Tennessee Wildcat (9-5) by 1l, 8 ran.
Scream Blue Murder (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led and disputed, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, headed and dropped to 4th very near line, 4th of 13, hd behind Russian Soul (9-5) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Angels Will Fall (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 14, 4l behind Mince (8-13) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Boston Rocker (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Settled behind leaders early, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Russian Soul (9-7) at Tipperary 5f Listed stks (1) in Aug.
Liberating 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division and 10th halfway, ridden early straight and no impression in 8th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 18, 6l behind Tobann (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Aug.
Pop Art (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden to chase leaders straight, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Sruthan (9-3) at Tipperary 7f Grp 3 (1).