ZABANA would be vulnerable to an improver but there doesn't look anything capable of matching his overall form here and his close third behind Civil War at Dundalk last month would be good enough. Stay In My Heart started favourite at Fairyhouse last time after a couple of decent efforts but she was always struggling and never got competitive. The newcomer Spirit In The Rye wouldn't need to be anything special to make a winning start though the testing ground probably won't be in his favour.
Artful Artist (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 11th of 16, 20l behind Shu Lewis (9-4) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks gd.
Fred Diamond (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th on outer approaching straight, no impression from under 2f out, 10th of 16, 16l behind Shu Lewis (9-4) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks gd.
Raven's Claw (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, well off pace, soon 3rd, ridden over 4f out, soon no extra, 9th of 10, 46l behind Chamonix (9-5) at Killarney 1m 6f mdn stks in Jul.
Spirit In The Rye (IRE) Catcher In The Rye gelding out of Spiritville.
Zabana (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leader, led after 4f, disputed 4f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no extra in 3rd when slightly hampered over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Civil War (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Sep.
Stay In My Heart (IRE) 11-2fav (8-9) Prominent, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 3f out, no extra over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 20l behind Salacious Sally (9-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo app hcp hvy in Sep.