Porterman came up against the in-form Hartside on the Flat last week but was beaten 11l. He'd shown promise over hurdles earlier and though moderate is on the upgrade. EVERYTHING ZAIN is also progressing and made the short-priced favourite Top Man Michael work for his victory at Roscommon. The remainder, including Magical Moon, were well beaten off and Dessie Hughes' charge can go one better. Bigearsonmyright caught the eye with a powerful finish at Tramore and can only get better while the lightly-raced Madeira Girl can prove best of the newcomers.
Bigearsonmyright (FR) 12-1 (10-12) Waited with towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure from 2 out, 4th of 9, 12l behind Mr Lando (10-12) at Tramore 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy.
Danequest (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th before straight, ridden in 5th 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 30l behind Top Man Michael (10-12) at Roscommon 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft.
Everything Zain (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 3 out, soon ridden and disputed, 2nd 2 out, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Top Man Michael (10-12) at Roscommon 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft.
Habesh (IRE) 33-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, closer in 2nd at halfway, ridden entering straight, dropped to 3rd and no extra final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Sure Reef (8-12) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 gd in Jul (flat).
Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) In rear, effort when short of room on inner 2f out, blocked and short of racing room for much of straight, kept on close home, 6th of 11, 7l behind Sure Reef (8-12) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 gd in Jul (flat).
Magical Moon 25-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden in 8th before straight, no impression in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 14l behind Top Man Michael (10-12) at Roscommon 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft.
Porterman (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Waited with, ridden to chase winner between last 2, challenged run-in, kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Mr Lando (10-12) at Tramore 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy.
Quantum Reach (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Soon chased leaders, struggling from under 6f out, moderate 5th over 3f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace without threatening, 3rd of 10, 18l behind Hartside (9-4) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy (flat).
Madeira Girl (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, moderate 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind Massiyn (9-12) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo hcp 60-100 sft in Jun (flat).
Sligo Girl (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Waited with, 7th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 20l behind Mr Lando (10-12) at Tramore 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy.