Saint Gervais followed up a recent Clonmel success with an accomplished display to land the Follow Us On Twitter Handicap Hurdle at Cork.
John Kiely's charge had taken four attempts to get off the mark over timber, but a second hurdles win was always on the cards when Andrew McNamara pushed him into the lead after the second last.
Staying on well in the closing stages, the 15-8 favourite had a length and a half in hand of the Ruby Walsh-ridden Anshan Dreams at the line.
Kiely completed a double when Kilbarry Beauty gave Derek O'Connor victory on his first ride back after injury in the www.corkracecourse.ie INH Flat Race.
Plotting a very wide course on the 6-1 chance, O'Connor did not have to get too serious to come home nine and a half lengths ahead of Clar Na Mionn.
What An Flyer (12-1) finished fast to land the Follow Cork On Facebook Mares Maiden Hurdle.
Walsh looked to have open an unassailable lead on Supreme Carolina at the last, but she landed awkwardly, allowing What An Flyer to get up, with Robbie Moran's charge edging it by a length and a quarter.
Walsh endured a similar fate in the Friday Evening Racing Maiden Hurdle, as his mount Dara Tango was swamped on the run-in by Casimir Road (7-2).
Though only narrowly ahead at the last, Dara Tango looked set for a huge effort, but Casimir Road skipped through the mud under Paul Carberry to land the spoils by a length.
Ben Dalton enjoyed a fairly easy win in the Fathers Day June 17th Novice Handicap Hurdle on Sorted (16-1), getting the better of a battle with Doctor Henry before coming home 12 lengths to the good.
Henry De Bromhead and Andrew Lynch enjoyed a nice pre-Punchestown win when 6-4 favourite Byerley Bear took the July 13th BBQ Evening Beginners Chase.