EVERYTHING ZAIN had been progressing on the Flat before attracting good support on his hurdling debut at Roscommon where he found Top Man Michael just too strong. He started odd-on at Killarney two weeks later but again had to settle for second best behind Hurricane Ridge with the remainder well beaten. He can get off the mark here though Bigearsonmyright, who was around 10l behind the selection at Killarney, definitely improved when sent to Galway and should get closer this time. Danequest has twice finished behind the selection but Porterman who was another out with the washing at Killarney, wasn't suited by front-running and can do much better as he did on his debut at Tramore.
Bigearsonmyright (FR) 11-2 (10-12) Held up, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 2 out, ridden to narrow lead last, headed run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Fisher (10-12) at Galway 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft.
Danequest (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th and no extra 3 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 10l behind Hurricane Ridge (10-12) at Killarney 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl sft in Aug.
Everything Zain (IRE) 4-5fav (10-12) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, 3rd 4 out, improved to lead 3 out, ridden and challenged 2 out, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Hurricane Ridge (10-12) at Killarney 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl sft in Aug.
Hurricane Sky (IRE) 3-1 (8-11) Towards rear, pushed along briefly before halfway, headway 3f out, 3rd on outer 2f out, 2nd early straight, stayed on well without threatening winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Daigreen (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy in Aug (flat).
Magical Moon 25-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, weakened approaching straight, completely tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Habesh (10-7) at Listowel 2m 3yo hdl sft.
Porterman (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 4 out, ridden and no extra before next, weakened, 9th of 10, 46l behind Hurricane Ridge (10-12) at Killarney 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl sft in Aug.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Led and clear for much, slow jump and untidy 5th, reduced lead, not fluent next, headed and weakened into straight, 7th of 9, 38l behind Habesh (10-7) at Listowel 2m 3yo hdl sft.
South South West (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Waited with, keen hold, close up in 5th tracking leaders into straight, slight peck in behind horses and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Habesh (10-7) at Listowel 2m 3yo hdl sft, 9 ran.
Wot A Shot (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 3f out, 9th of 14, 46l behind Salacious Sally (9-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo app hcp hvy (flat).
Ice Ice Baby 22-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra approaching 2 out, 8th of 9, 42l behind Fisher (10-12) at Galway 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft.
Naughty (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, soon well off the pace, no impression from before straight, eased when beaten final furlong, last of 11, 26l behind Positive Vibes (9-6) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd (flat).