NEWCOMER Rancher Lass, who was well-supported in the market (7/2 to 4/6), made a very favourable impression when landing the older mares’ maiden at Bellurgan Park last Sunday, giving rider Noel McParlan the second leg of a double.

The five-year-old Tikkanen grey is trained near Skerries in north Co Dublin by Karl Thornton for her Comber owner-breeder, Dorothy Murdoch-Gourley.