Mamma Rosa has a long absence to overcome but is only 1lb higher than her victory at Tipperary in August. Adroit was conceding 6lb when beating CALORIE just under two lengths at Gowran in June but that was over 7f and the latter has improved since. She's well enough weighted to turn the tables and gets the vote. Antique Platinum showed promise on her debut and had little to do to land her maiden at Gowran. This is tougher but there should be much more to come from her in the future. Fantastic Dilly started favourite for a Leopardstown handicap in June but didn't show enough to be considered for this. Sea Coast is probably the main threat as she looked on the upgrade before being beaten in a much better class race at the Curragh where she didn't get the clearest of runs.
Adroit (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Led after 1f, headed after 3f, 3rd halfway, ridden 3f out, under pressure in 4th 2f out, kept on one pace, no extra final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Strait Of Zanzibar (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Antique Platinum (IRE) 2-5fav (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, pushed along 3f out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, led under 1f out and soon drifted right under pressure, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Galway 7f mdn stks gd in Jul beating Henson (9-5) by 2l, 8 ran.
Sea Coast (IRE) 7-2fav (8-5) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, 6th 1f out, no impression, 5th of 9, 6l behind Shanooan (8-6) at Curragh 1m fll hcp gf in Jul.
Calorie 5-4 (9-8) Disputed early, chased leader in 2nd after 1f, challenged 2f out, ridden in 2nd over 1f out, kept on to press winner inside final furlong, held closing stages, 2nd of 3, nk behind Bogardus (8-12) at Wexford 1m 3yo stk 0-75 gd in Jul.
Fantastic Dilly (IRE) 11-4fav (8-7) In rear, progress into 4th before halfway, pushed along in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 2 1/4l behind The Ring Is King (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m app hcap gd in Jun.
Mamma Rosa (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led 3f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 11, 10l behind Susiescot (8-4) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 in Oct.