HE possibly hadn’t enjoyed the best of luck up to this point but on his fourth start of the season Aidan O’Brien’s Finn McCool got off the mark with a willing display in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF C&G Maiden, which offered the promise of yet more to come.

On his debut, the Galileo colt was badly undone by the road crossing in Leopardstown’s backstraight and last time out he looked somewhat unlucky in finishing second in a Curragh maiden. However, Kingfisher’s younger brother, who also contested last month’s National Stakes, enjoyed a much more straightforward time of things on this occasion.