Back in red for the first time since March, he flew from boxes, posted a sizzling 1.91 sectional to lead into the turn, and was always going to be impossible to reel-in thereafter. Staying strongly, the 1-3 chance raced home four and a half clear of Proud Graham, in 28.15.
Next best on the clock was the Owen McKenna-trained Farloe Joey, who proved too strong for favourite Creamery Bale. The latter took his customary position at the head of affairs, but the winner showed fine backstraight pace, led around the final bends, and pulled three and a half clear, in 28.39.
Maglass Razzle caused a 5-1 upset when getting up late to take the second heat, from Toolmaker Scot, in 28.72, while Milldean Puma justified odds-on favouritism in the third heat when leading from the last bend to record a clear-cut success in 28.76.
In heat five Aayamza Seve, who was just touched off in the final of the Rising Unraced Stake at Youghal, came from five lengths behind Scary Days to lead very late for a length victory, in 28.69. Borna Sounds wrapped up the Comerford Cakes action when driving the first bend to take the lead, and then staying on well to beat Lone Scolari by a couple of lengths, in 28.84.
On a top-class programme, the first round of the Gain Dog Foods Christmas Oaks took place, and the Johnny Linehan-trained Droopys Aurora, who was a finalist in the Red Mills and YTSC Unraced Bitch Stake at Youghal in July, asserted late to get the better of a protracted duel with Frozen Melody, in 28.84.
Southern Oaks finalist Skywalker Pearl proved the first leg of a treble for trainer Graham Holland when leading all the way to take heat two in 28.46. Rural Maui made it a quick double when leading all the way in the next to beat Jeanettedollemma in 28.60.
And the treble was completed with consecutive successes as leading lady Ballydoyle Honey produced a remarkable performance to take heat four. Fourth early, she was forced to check shortly after halfway, a move which left her with seven lengths to make up. Success still seemed unlikely as she turned for home three behind Dromscarra Ruby, but a stunning turn of pace carried her to the front in the dying strides, for a neck victory in 28.68.
The Rachel Wheeler-trained High St Jesse made all to take the fifth heat in 28.42, before George Hamill’s Got The Edge got up late to take the final heat in 28.69.