Never Rains justified favouritism when getting off the mark on Friday afternoon at Killarney for owners Green Star Racing.

A daughter of No Nay Never, Never Rains tracked the leaders on the rail,  was switched out by Andrew Slattery to make her challenge over a furlong out and kept on strongly inside the final furlong to win by half a length.

“John (Halligan) rides her out every day at home and she can be a bit keen but he’s done a good job on her. John is a big part of the yard and it’s down to him that she is so relaxed. Everything fell right today and she won well in the end.

“She will probably go further again. That good gallop suited her so further is probably the way for her.” jockey, Andrew Slattery.