Dermot Weld has a very good record in this race though it's a surprise to see Gatwick Kitten dropping down to the minimum after racing over 7f and a mile. Koolasice stayed on over 6f on his debut at Cork then showed good pace over the same trip at Naas so has to be considered though if MY FRIEND STAN handles the softer ground he should take this after chasing home Daughter In Law, who was receiving a stone, over the track and trip in May. London Holidays is another taking a big drop in trip.
Garsman (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd and pushed along under 2f out, soon ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 9l behind Schroders Mistake (8-10) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn Yielding in Sep.
Gatwick Kitten (USA) 5-1 (9-5) In touch, 4th over 3f out, progress to 3rd over 2f out, edged left and bumped rival over 1f out, soon lost place, ridden in 4th under 1f out, dropped to 5th and no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Sherpa (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn sft in Aug.
Kondratiev Wave (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 3f out, no impression over 2f, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 10 1/4l behind Santiago (9-5) at Listowel 1m mdn sft in Sep.
Koolasice (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Ran freely, soon disputed, close 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Eloy D'amerval (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn gd in Sep.
London Holidays (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along and ridden over 2f out, weakening when drifted slightly left over 1f out, soon no extra, 6th of 10, 16 1/2l behind Geometrical (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.
My Friend Stan (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along and no impression on winner over 1f out, soon edged left, ridden and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Daughter In Law (8-8) at Curragh 5f mdn gf in May.
Sebs Star 66-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 2f out, last of 14, 17 1/2l behind Eloy D'amerval (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn gd in Sep.
Blue Umbrella (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, 9th of 10, 12 3/4l behind Danielles Diamond (9-5) at Naas 5f mdn gd in Sep.
Wee Diamond (IRE) Anjaal filly out of Holamo.