JIM Bolger’s first pattern race winner of the season may have taken a little time to arrive but when it did come, it was at a rather significant juncture as Mac Swiney sprang a 28/1 surprise in the Group 2 Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes.

A winner of the maiden on Oaks weekend which his trainer had used as a springboard for some of his outstanding colts, Mac Swiney could only manage ninth in the Tyros Stakes next time but he showed that run to be all wrong.