Kevin Prendergast's Heart Of Fire ran out an impressive winner of the Kerry Spring Water Rochestown Stakes at Cork today.
Partnered by Declan McDonogh, the 3-1 chance bounced out of the stalls and made just about all the running in the six-furlong Listed contest.
Mark Wallace's British raider Spring Tale loomed up as a big threat with just over a furlong to run, but Heart Of Fire was not for passing and found more to stretch three and a half lengths clear.
Ice Queen struck a minor surprise at 14-1 in the Kerry Group Noblesse Stakes.
Aidan O'Brien's filly finished last of all in the Juddmonte Oaks just over a week ago but bounced back in the best possible fashion by landing an ultimately comfortable win.
The majority of the runners held some sort of chance with a quarter-mile left to run, but Colm O'Donoghue soon grabbed the initiative as Ice Queen hit top gear.
She led just over a furlong from home and despite flashing her tail when in the clear, the daughter of Danehill Dancer powered on to see off Profound Beauty and Beach Bunny, who dead-heated for second one length and three-quarters away.