Having had a mishap at the first on his debut at Castletown, Mossy Fen got off the mark in the four-year-old maiden at Loughbrickland at the second time of asking in the hands of James Walsh. Settled in mid division, the Donnchadh Doyle-trained gelding made relentless headway from four-out before batting gamely after the last to peg back the runner up, Somptueux and win going away by two lengths. Having cost €30,000 at the Derby sale, this son of Milan certainly showed a very likable attitude in a decent contest that was run at a good pace. The gelding looks to be a staying type that could be better suited to a stiffer track than Loughbrickland. This is an interesting sort that may well develop into an exciting prospect under rules for new connections.