First Friday was regarded as a little unfortunate to lose the race in the stewards' room here last week and the assessor has rubbed salt in the wound by raising him 5lb. Danny Mullins is on board again and will be very anxious to gain compensation but EVERYTHING ZAIN may have his measure. Dessie Hughes' charge has been going well over hurdles, scoring at Thurles last month, and looks on a very fair mark for his first start on an artificial surface. Porterman has also been racing over jumps though without much success and he's another making his debut on the surface from what could prove a fair mark. Silver Shuffle has had one outing here in the past and didn't run badly so he's another with recent form over hurdles who can get involved.
Our Breff (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, never a factor, no threat from 4f out, last of 9, 37l behind Ibsen (8-6) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway in 6th 3f out, pushed along in 4th 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed under 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind To The Sky (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 in Sep.
First Friday (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Led, pressed and narrowly headed inside final furlong, rallied well but edged right, regained lead on line, disqualified and placed 2nd, 2nd of 14, ns behind Balmont Flyer (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
On A Jetplane (IRE) 33-1 (7-11) Prominent, 4th halfway, weakened over 3f out, eased early straight, last of 11, 45l behind Miracle Cure (8-4) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft.
Regal Warrior (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway to 9th 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon no extra, 11th of 13, 41l behind Nobunaga (9-4) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 0-80 sft in May '09.
Everything Zain (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders mainly 3rd, 2nd 4f out and led travelling well over 2f out, asserted over 1f out, found little under pressure inside final furlong and headed closing stages, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Face Value (9-9) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 sft in Oct.
Noverre Princess (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 8l behind Atmospheric High (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
On The Loose (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden in 2nd entering straight, soon no impression, 7th of 16, 9l behind Apache Gold (8-3) at Gowran Park 1m app hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.
Ariahey (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt, always towards rear, 12th of 14, well behind Salacious Sally (9-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo app hcp hvy in Sep.
Moy Diamond (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Saint By Day (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Surf's Up (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened, 9th of 14, 8l behind Raydari (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
That's Ours (USA) 3-1fav (8-13) Chased leaders on inner, 6th approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 9th of 14, 5l behind Cristy's Call (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Armed Guard (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) In rear, some late progress from 1 1/2f out, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Balmont Flyer (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Porterman (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Attempted to make all, travelled well under 6f out and soon clear of remainder with eventual winner, pressed and headed under 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 2nd of 10, 11l behind Hartside (9-4) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy in Aug.
The Gave (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 7th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, 11th of 15, 13l behind Tres Froide (9-5) at Listowel 1m hcp 47-60 in Jun '11.
Maya Bay (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear for most, never a factor, weakened 3f out, 6th of 8, 28l behind Lordhighprotector (8-11) at Listowel 7f 3yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.
Rhiannon (IRE) 3-1fav (8-8) Held up towards rear, ridden in moderate 7th 2f out, kept on one paced, 4th of 9, 11l behind Brinestine (9-13) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo hcp hvy in Oct.