curragh 7th May
The 66/1 outsider took over from the pacesetting Robin Hood - another Aidan O'Brien inmate - early in the straight, seemingly to maintain the strong gallop which was supposed to benefit the hot favourite.
Takar looked a potential top-notcher in sweeping aside his rivals in the Dylan Thomas EBF Tetrarch Stakes.
John Oxx's 5/4 market leader was ridden with supreme confidence by Johnny Murtagh, who eased him to the front just inside the furlong pole, and he wasn't hard pressed to dispose of Coolnagree by a length and a quarter.
Gossamer Seed (9/1) taught her younger rivals a lesson in the Canford Cliffs EBF Athasi Stakes.
The only four-year-old in the line-up, John Murphy's filly quickened smartly to establish a decisive advantage inside the final quarter-mile, and Shane Foley kept her up to her work to pass the post with four and three-quarter lengths in hand of Bulbul.
Foley followed up when Ondeafears (6/1) took the Newbridge Credit Union Handicap, while Jim Bolger's Move To Strike confirmed the promise of his Leopardstown debut by landing the Alfred Nobel EBF Maiden as the 4/6 favourite.
David Wachman's Singing Bird (16/1) made the best possible start to her career in the P.G. Duffy & Sons Citroen Maiden, but Cheltenham Champion Bumper third Pique Sous could only occupy the same position in the Irish Field INH Flat Race won by the Colm Murphy-trained Bouillabaisse.
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