Colin Keane has been making a name for himself and his mount, Measured Approval, will be much more at home over this trip than the 6f he ran over last time. Winning Impact won over 7f here in July and is a specialist on testing ground so he should be in the mix but this can go to JPEVIE. John McConnell's charge has been making steady progress all summer and though beaten narrowly by Rigoletta at Fairyhouse last time he found 1m2f just beyond him and this trip on heavy ground is just what he requires. Ebalviyra began her career scoring over 1m1f on testing ground at Tipperary and she's subsequently found 1m4f beyond her while Korbous takes a step up in class after landing a Gowran maiden in May.
Ebalviyra (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened entering straight, 11th of 13, 39l behind One Cool Shabra (8-4) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.
Korbous (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon 3rd, switched to inner and went 2nd final furlong, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gs in May beating That Boy David (9-5) by nk, 8 ran.
Cnocan Diva (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Disputed lead, driven along entering straight and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Sadler's Mark (9-5) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 sft in Aug.
Jpevie (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Led after 1 1/2f, headed halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, narrow lead last 100 yards, headed last strides, 2nd of 8, ns behind Rigoletta (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 hvy in Sep.
Winning Impact (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Held up, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, stayed on into 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Hurricane Twister (7-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp.
Measured Approval (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 6l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep.
Flavia Tatiana (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Held up in rear, raced wide back straight, ridden and no impression from 3f out, last of 7, 13l behind Jpevie (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f stks hvy in Aug.
Madeira Girl (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, moderate 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind Massiyn (9-12) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo hcp 60-100 sft in Jun.
Fast On (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Always prominent, 5th halfway, 4th straight, 3rd and challenged 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 15, 1l behind Knights Templar (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.