Mezogiorno won at Leopardstown with Carenza back in third before losing out to Miller Beach in a tight finish at Naas. Amazing Star bounced back to form with an easy win at Leopardstown but has been raised 9lb for his trouble while Six Silver Lane went close over track and trip last month but this looks tougher. Illusive is another Leopardstown winner having won a maiden on his return from a lay-off. He may prove hard to beat but a chance is taken on INTENSIFIED, who was making a late seasonal debut when second at Naas and looks well handicapped on that form.
Illusive (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Soon disputed lead, led over 7f out, ridden 2f out, asserted 1 1/2f out, kept on well, won at Leopardstown 1m 1f mdn stks beating First Sitting (9-2) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Miller Beach 5-1fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to lead over 2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Naas 1m app hcap beating Mezogiorno (8-10) by hd, 11 ran.
Amazing Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Towards rear, improved into mid-division entering straight, ridden in 4th 1 1/2f out, driven to lead over 150 yards out, stayed on strongly, won at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks beating Al Fahidi (9-12) by 3l, 15 ran.
Six Silver Lane 11-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden in 7th entering straight, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 16, 3l behind Surreal (9-10) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
Intensified (IRE) 3-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, soon remote 3rd, no impression from over 1f out, stayed on well in 2nd without troubling winner closing stages, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Derulo (9-10) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-75 gf in Jun.
Political Policy (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 7l behind Sophie's World (8-9) at Galway 1m 3yo hcp gd in Jul.
Mezogiorno (IRE) 5-1fav (8-10) Prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, hd behind Miller Beach (8-10) at Naas 1m app hcap.
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 4-1 (9-4) Soon 2nd, narrow lead 4f out, 2nd under 3f out, pushed along entering straight where bumped rival, kept on one pace 1f out, 4th of 6, 4l behind Sweet Cherry (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp sft.
Apache Gold (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Broke well to lead, headed 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Suburban Sky (8-3) at Cork 5f app hcap.
Carenza (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, some progress entering straight, no impression in 5th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 4l behind Mezogiorno (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp gf in Jul.
Jackemil (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, last of 9, 6l behind Beau Satchel (9-8) at Listowel 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.