settled behind leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge between horses and edged slightly left 1 1/2f out, disputed 1f out, soon led, kept on strongly under hands and heels closing stages, comfortably
Vafortino had Eastern Voice well behind when sixth behind Chief Little Hawk in a lucrative sales race at Naas where he found the 6f trip too short. The winner is trained at Ballydoyle, as is SAN MARTINO, who was beaten over 8 lengths by Vafortino on good going at Leopardstown earlier but showed his liking for heavy ground with a comprehensive victory over a mile at Killarney. The latter can take advantage of the conditions again though Los Andes also appreciated plenty of give when making much of the running over a mile at Navan.
Vafortino (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and no impression in 4th under 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Chief Little Hawk (9-4) at Naas 6f stks sft in Aug.
Eastern Voice (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Prominent early, ridden and no impression over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 17th of 19, 11 3/4l behind Chief Little Hawk (9-4) at Naas 6f stks sft in Aug.
Los Andes (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Led, headed at halfway, pushed along and regained lead 1 1/2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, strongly pressed close home, all out at line, won at Navan 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Jul beating Fernando Vichi (9-2) by ns, 6 ran.
Halite (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Pushed along to track leader in 2nd, under pressure in 3rd 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression on leader 1f out, dropped to 4th final 150 yards, no extra, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Ontario (9-7) at Galway 1m mdn sft in Aug.
San Martino (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) Chased leader, challenged on inner halfway, led 3f out, ridden to assert 2f out, kept on strongly final furlong, won at Killarney 1m mdn hvy in Aug beating Dolce Notte (8-13) by 5l, 10 ran.
Montenotte 40-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along on outer 2f out, ridden over 1f out and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Jack Duggan (9-5) at Tipperary 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.