John Oxx is represented by the twice-raced Katiola, a maiden winner over this trip at Leopardstown and open to plenty of improvement, and the frustrating Hay Point, who hasn't progressed as expected after landing a Fairyhouse maiden in June. SENSE OF PURPOSE won a Group 3 at Leopardstown last August and looked on the way back when a close fourth to Aklan in a Roscommon Listed contest in July. This will be only his second run in a handicap and his overall form entitles him to the vote despite his big weight. Placere looks a big threat as she could hardly have won more impressively in the Ladies Derby Handicap here in July. She's up 8lb for that but is very much on the upgrade and looks certain to be in the shake-up. Montebell's second to Hartani at Tipperary in May looks a fine run in light of the winner's subsequent form and she's another who should go well.
Sense Of Purpose (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Waited with, closer in 5th approaching straight, switched to challenge from 2f out, 2nd 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace closing stages, 4th of 10, 1/2l behind Aklan (8-10) at Roscommon 1m 4f Listed stks (1) sft in Jul.
Goldplated (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, no threat from over 2f out, 8th of 9, 34l behind Diplomat (8-10) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp hvy in Aug.
Placere (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Settled behind leaders, moderate 4th halfway, headway into 2nd and closed on leader 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ridden and kept on strongly final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 4f Ladies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) sft in Jul beating Paramount (9-13) by 8l, 10 ran.
Montebell (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) Tracked leader, took keen hold, 3rd halfway, ridden and challenged over 1f out, kept on same pace but no impression on winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Hartani (9-3) at Tipperary 1m 4f 3yo stk gf in May.
Benefit Of Porter (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) In touch, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 6l behind Caravan Rolls On (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Cheval Rouge (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2f out, 2nd 1f out, no impression winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Along Came Casey (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gs.
Dane Street (USA) 20-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 7, well behind Pale Mimosa (8-8) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Rare Symphony (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden to dispute lead on outer briefly 3f out, soon no impression, 7th of 13, 7l behind Rock And Roll Kid (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 1f Handicap (70-100) (3yo+) gd in Sep '11.
Comedic Art (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Held up in 4th/5th, ridden and no impression from 3f out, 6th of 7, 38l behind Solo Performer (10-0) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Aug.
Katiola (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge under 2f out, narrow lead final 200 yards, kept on well under pressure, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo mdn gd in Jul beating Jack Daddy (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Hay Point (IRE) 7-2 (8-4) Led, awkward around bend at halfway, ridden over 4f out, headed 2 1/2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 7, 7l behind Livia Galilei (8-5) at Sligo 1m 4f fll hcp in Aug.
Tantalising (IRE) 7-1 (7-11) Chased leaders =, 4th 4f out, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 2nd final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Livia Galilei (8-5) at Sligo 1m 4f fll hcp in Aug.