VASONI is still a maiden after 18 starts but she's a consistent sort and Pat Smullen's booking suggests Timothy Doyle means business here. She can finally open her account getting 10lb from stablemate Jumbo Steps and 9lb from recent Gowran winner Knights Templar. Crystal Harmony could figure with Conor Hoban taking off 5lb but Lady Lyrath and Three Bells let supporters down last time and Chillie Billie is now tried in blinkers. Fabbiaano's latest fourth came in a claimer on the beach at Laytown and this is a better contest.
Jumbo Steps (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 4l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Fabbiaano (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Prominent and led before halfway, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, kept on under pressure, no impression on winner from 1f out, no extra, 4th of 10, 7l behind Jeangeorges (10-3) at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65 in Sep.
Knights Templar (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway entering straight, 6th under 2f out, challenged on outer over 1f out, soon led narrowly, kept on well, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd beating Eastern Rules (10-0) by nk, 15 ran.
Chillie Billie 14-1 (9-1) Held up, headway early straight, 7th on inner 1 1/2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 15, 6l behind Knights Templar (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.
Crystal Harmony (IRE) 11-1 (7-13) Soon disputed lead, gained narrow lead over 1f out, soon headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Susiescot (9-1) at Curragh 7f hcp sft in Aug.
Lady Lyrath (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression straight, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Al Mancilia (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Lord Rathvinden (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 13th of 14, 36l behind Star Links (9-5) at Naas 1m app hcp 50-85 gf in Aug '11.
Three Bells (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Raced wide early, soon led and clear, reduced advantage early straight, headed and no extra under 2f out, 10th of 14, 11l behind Daisy Mountain (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.
Vasoni (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway on outer early straight, 3rd over 1f out, kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Daisy Mountain (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.
Orafinitis (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Always behind, 13th of 14, 16l behind Red Laser (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Little Bing Bang (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Soon in rear, lost touch before halfway and eased, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Rigid Rock (9-9) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Forgiving Light 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 14th of 16, 22l behind Red Sea Poll (8-11) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-65 gs in Sep.
Atiya (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Towards rear for most, no impression in 11th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 9l behind Liberty To Rock (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep '11.