Three-year-olds don't have a great record in this but Faleena is going well and drops back to the minimum after a cracking run over an extra furlong at Fairyhouse. She holds Phebes Wish on earlier form and though behind Possible at Naas in May she probably needed the run. That winner was behind AN SAIGHDIUR in a very competitive handicap at the Curragh last time and Andrew Slattery's charge, who will love the conditions, looks the one to be on. The Thurles-based handler also runs Ucanchoose, who was very impressive at Naas last month which is why he went up a massive 15lb in the weights. Oor Jock has only won once in 19 starts which is a poor return for a very speedy performer and he's also held by the selection on Curragh form.
Balmont Mast (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra in 6th from 1f out, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-10) at Tipperary 5f hcp hvy in May.
Oor Jock (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) In rear and in touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Colonel Mak (8-13) at Hamilton 6f cond Stakes (2) sft in Jul.
An Saighdiur (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, challenged on outer 1 1/2f out, ridden in close 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-4) at Curragh 5f hcp sft in Jul.
Possible 9-2fav (9-5) Held up, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th and no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-4) at Curragh 5f hcp sft in Jul.
Faleena (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders in 2nd racing keenly, led under 2f out, strongly pressed and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Colour Of Love (9-11) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp sft in Jul.
Ucanchoose (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Always prominent, led before halfway far side group, ridden to assert over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Naas 5f hcp in Jul beating Stones Peak (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Calm Bay (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Broke well and made all, asserted from over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong to hold on at the finish, won at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Jul beating Copper Dock (8-13) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Phebes Wish (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Tracekd leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Wild Sauce (9-1) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Kateeva (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Soon chased leaders, 6th early, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 5l behind Empirico (9-5) at Curragh 5f hcp 55-85 sft in Jul.