TIPPERARY’s Shane Breen and the Carmel Ryan-owned Irish-bred stallion Compelling Z put in a gallant attempt to take the runner-up spot in the 1.55m class at the four-star show in Salzburg, Austria last Saturday.

British-based Breen has just recently taken over the ride on the nine-year-old stallion by Chellano Z out of the Carthago Z-sired mare Cara Mia Z. He was produced by Ireland’s Peter Moloney through the ranks and the pair made their Nations Cup debut in Denmark in 2018.