Mezogiorno was beaten just under two lengths by Crecora and Port Merion at Killarney before her victory at Leopardstown and it's the very lightly-raced runner-up who can come out best of the trio this time. Expensive Taste was making her handicap debut when successful over 7f here on Monday where she just held on from the fast-finishing BOTANICAL LADY. The winner is penalised so it's the runner-up, who will be much better suited by the trip and has the advantage at the weights, who can reverse the form and go one better. Saldanha Bay has been making gradual progress and has a chance of making the frame on her handicap bow with Connor King's claim a bonus.
Expensive Taste (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Close up, on terms from before halfway, led 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, reduced lead close home, won at Galway 7f 3yo hcp 50-80 gd in Jul beating Botanical Lady (8-1) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Mezogiorno (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Soon led, asserted early straight, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m App hcp gf in Jul beating Korbous (10-2) by 1l, 11 ran.
Saldanha Bay (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 3rd 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Empress Toorah (9-0) at Wexford 1m fll mdn stks gd in Jul.
Giorgi (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Ran 4th, pushed along in 5th 2f out and no extra final furlong, last of 7, 8l behind Muscle Beach (9-12) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Brog Deas Nua (USA) 7-1 (10-0) Dwelt, soon held up, progress into 3rd 4f out, ridden 3f out, no extra in 5th 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Crecora (9-3) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp gd in Jul.
Queen Of Norway (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Dwelt and always towards rear, never a factor, eased final furlong, last of 11, 27l behind Amygdala (9-0) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp gd in Jun.
Port Merrion (IRE) 13-8fav (9-9) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, improved to lead 2f out, soon ridden, challenged 1f out, disputed inside final furlong, just headed at line, 2nd of 7, ns behind Crecora (9-3) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp gd in Jul.
Kodiac's Back (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Towards rear, still going well in 11th over 2f out, progress into 6th and ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 3l behind The Dancing Lord (8-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gf in Jul.
Keyboard Melody (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 11, 7l behind Pirita (9-0) at Down Royal 5f mdn stks gd in May.
Crecora (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden 4f out, stayed on into 4th 2f out, challenged 1f out, disputed inside final furlong and just prevailed at line, won at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp gd in Jul beating Port Merrion (9-9) by ns, 7 ran.
So Sensible (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) In rear, never a factor, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Local Flier (9-6) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Dashing Dynamo (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, pushed along entering straight, no extra, 11th of 12, 15l behind Abby Cadabby (9-2) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 in May.
Cookie Ring (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear, never a factor, went 14th and no impression over 1f out, kept on, 11th of 18, 9l behind Local Flier (9-1) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 in May.
Botanical Lady (IRE) 11-2 (8-1) Held up, 7th 2f out, travelling smoothly on inner approaching straight, soon switched left, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on well without getting there close home, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Expensive Taste (9-6) at Galway 7f 3yo hcp 50-80 gd in Jul.
Pennys Angel (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Bumped at start and raced towards rear, in rear 4f out and soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 12th of 13, 9l behind Fix It (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Jul.