Marty's Magic started a short-priced favourite for his racecourse debut in a Galway bumper in July but was narrowly beaten. He was a long odds-on chance a month later in a similar race at Cork but disappointed. John Oxx has had a poor season by his lofty standards and Palace Of Winds has yet to contribute to the campaign's meagre tally of winners. She's been looking one-paced over 1m4f but her pedigree suggests this could be her trip. However, ORATOR looks the one to be on as he has been narrowly beaten in his last four starts, two of them over this trip at the Curragh, and he found a mile just on the short side at Dundalk last month.
Art Music (USA) 33-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, weakened, last of 7, 11l behind Cocktail Hour (9-0) at Killarney 1m mdn stks gf in Jul.
Bawntameena (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Mid-division early, rear halfway, weakened 4f out, completely tailed off, last of 14, well behind Kims Dream (8-5) at Wexford 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Marty's Magic (IRE) 4-7fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 14l behind Celtic Fashion (11-11) at Cork 2m N H flat gd in Aug.
The Grey Horseman (IRE) 50-1 (9-10) Dwelt, soon towards rear, never a factor, last of 14, well behind Long Dog (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f mdn stks sft in Aug.
Orator (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Chased leader, led after 2f, ridden 1 1/2f out, challenged 1f out, narrowly headed final 150 yards, no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Balmont Belle (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Aug.
Palace Of Winds (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Chased leaders and took keen hold early, closer in 3rd 3f out, soon ridden, 2nd under 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Cin Cin (9-0) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn gd in Aug.