One Master led home Dan’s Dream to make it a British-trained one-two in the Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary.
Winner of the Fred Darling Stakes earlier in the season, the Mick Channon-trained Dan’s Dream looked to have made a race-winning move over a furlong out, but One Master (9-2) proved a tough nut to crack.
In the end, half a length was the margin of victory for William Haggas’ four-year-old, who had been knocking on the door at this Group Three level, finishing fourth at Glorious Goodwood and third on her visit to the Curragh in June.
She was ridden by Colm O’Donoghue, who said: “I spoke to James Doyle and Ryan Moore and they were very complimentary of the filly.
“They said to ride her cold as she’d finish off the race good and ground and trip wasn’t a problem.
“She hit the line strong.”
Blue Uluru prevailed in a blanket finish to the five-furlong Kilfrush Stud Abergwaun Stakes.
A few held chances deep inside the final furlong of the Listed affair, but it was the consistent Ger Lyons-trained three-year-old who proved strongest under Colin Keane, beating Hit The Bid by three-quarters of a length.
Different League, the 9-4 favourite, was another half-length back in third.
Lyons said: “She doesn’t get six (furlongs) at the minute, she might do in time, but she is very fast and idles in front.
“The plan was to jump and run and ‘don’t take back’ today and we’d have been delighted with third and put her away for the winter and hope she would progress into something like this next year.
“But she has won her black type now, has speed and is a very valuable commodity now.
“She did a lot of growing from two to three and if she continues to grow, we could have a real good quality sprinter for next year.”
He added: “I think we’ll stop with her now, there is the Mercury Stakes for her or else we could travel her, but I think we’ll look after her now until next year.”
Fire Fly is set for better things after getting off the mark at the fifth time of asking in the Camas Park Stud Irish EBF Fillies Maiden.
Aidan O’Brien’s juvenile found one too good at Leopardstown last time out and was always travelling nicely in this extended seven-furlong affair.
Quickening two furlongs out when asked by Donnacha O’Brien, the 15-8 chance had favourite Tarnawa keeping her honest on the far rail but kept going well, scoring by a neck.
O’Brien said: “She has progressed with every run and just got caught the last day. She travels well and the second is a good filly, I’d say, and it was a good run.
“She’ll step into a stakes race now.”