These rated races are usually tough to fathom and this is no exception. FEASTA doesn't have a mark yet but made a winning start to her career when coming with a late burst to catch Late Rosebud over 7f at Leopardstown. The runner-up won by 8l on Thursday so Jim Bolger's filly looks to have been well placed here and gets the vote. Waver hasn't progressed as expected after scoring at Navan in July but Indian Icon hasn't been beaten far in any of his three runs since his Roscommon victory in June and should go well. Magnolia Ridge has been racing over 1m4f and may find this on the short side but the progressive Magical Steps had the consistent Surreal in second place at Wexford and should confirm the form on today's terms.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division on inner, ridden and progress into 5th 2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 15, 6l behind Barack (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp gd.
Back Burner (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always prominent, impeded a bit from over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on well closing stages, 3rd of 14, hd behind Regulation (9-13) at Curragh 1m hcp 60-100 gd.
Surreal (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong to go 2nd, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Romantic Stroll (9-6) at Listowel 1m fll hcp hvy.
Captain Cullen (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Dwelt a bit, keen hold and held up in rear, closer in 7th before straight, no impression and kept on along the rail inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4l behind Northern Rocked (8-3) at Galway 7f hcp sft in Aug.
Benbecula 11-4 (9-11) Led and clear, ridden and headed 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 6, 8l behind Kims Dream (8-2) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp gd in Aug.
Castle Guest (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 3f out, under pressure in 3rd 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 4l behind Jazz Girl (9-0) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp gd in Aug.
Protestant (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Soon chased leaders, moderate 4th 4f out, no extra from 2f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind Levanto (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Waver (IRE) 2-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 3f out, joined 2f out, headed 1f out, disputed 2nd final furlong, 2nd on line, 2nd of 3, 3l behind Ravello Again (8-8) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp gd in Aug.
Indian Icon (FR) 4-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on inner, not much room in a dispute of 3rd 1f out, soon no impression and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Maudlin Magdalen (8-12) at Killarney 1m hcp gd in Aug.
Feasta (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along entering straight, ridden in 2nd 2f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks gf in Jul beating Late Rosebud (9-0) by nk, 6 ran.
Keilogue (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Reared up a bit leaving stalls, chased leaders, 4th before straight, no extra in 7th from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 25l behind Fulminata (9-0) at Listowel 1m mdn flls stks.
Magical Steps (USA) Evensfav (9-0) Slowly into stride and reminders early, soon tracked leaders in 3rd, headway on outer 2f and soon ridden to challenge, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to lead last 50 yards, won at Wexford 1m 3yo fll stks gd in Aug beating Surreal (9-6) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Magnolia Ridge (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Led, pushed along approaching straight and headed under 2f out, soon no extra and dropped to 4th inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sheilas Wish (9-3) at Wexford 1m 4f hcp gd in Aug.