Heirloom will be popular having got back to winning ways at Gowran but the Dansili colt will have to improve again to defy a 6lb higher mark and we're keen to stick with VASANTA NAVARATRI. Despite finding the 1m trip too short again, he buckled down well to get on top at Dundalk and we should see more of what he is capable of over the extra half-mile. Safe Home was a little disappointing on his second start and appears to have enough weight but Placere, Convocate and Tri Na Ceile all arrive off the back of recent wins. The latter is definitely the most interesting as she had plenty in hand at Killarney. It's also too soon to give up on Galway fourth Abu Nayef and he makes more appeal than Time For Action and Positive Vibes.
Placere (IRE) 8-1 (11-13) Rear of mid-division towards outer, headway straight, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) gd beating Back Off Mate (10-13) by 3 1/2l, 17 ran.
Vasanta Navaratri (IRE) 6-4fav (9-10) Dwelt a bit, soon tracked leaders, closer in 3rd before straight, challenged from over 1f out, led and stayed on best inside final 100yds, won at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol beating Like A Diamond (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Heirloom 2-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders,4th 3f out, ridden and went 2nd under 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, won at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp gf beating Todd (8-4) by 1l, 8 ran.
Safe Home (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on into 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Manalapan (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp gd in Aug.
Time For Action (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders early, soon settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on well final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Jazz Girl (9-0) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp gd in Aug.
False Economy (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Waited with towards rear, 9th and headway from over 3f out, 5th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on without getting to principals inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Ted Veale (11-3) at Bellewstown 1m 4f stks gd in Aug.
Convocate (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, headway to go 3rd early straight, ridden to challenge and led 100 yards out, kept on well, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Aug beating Magical Steps (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Abu Nayef (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Waited with towards rear, still last 3f out, no impression into straight, kept on, 4th of 9, 6l behind Dark Crusader (9-8) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 in Jul.
Tri Na Ceile (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, challenged and led from over 2f out, stayed on well to draw away closing stages, won at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gd in Aug beating Alkali (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Positive Vibes 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden over 2f out, under pressure in 4th when drifted left 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Stephen Hero (8-6) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp gd.