Last year's Irish Derby winner Fame And Glory put his disappointing seasonal reappearance behind him by running away with the High Chaparral European Breeders Fund Mooresbridge Stakes at The Curragh.
The Montjeu colt was sent off the 30-100 favourite to bounce back from his Alleged Stakes defeat and was settled towards the rear as his stablemate Dixie Music quickly opened up a big advantage.
As the latter came back to the field passing the three-furlong marker, Fame And Glory began to stamp his class on the event and drew clear inside the final furlong under Johnny Murtagh to beat Recharge by five lengths in the 10-furlong Group Three.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien said: "I'm delighted with that, they went a good even gallop. He’s come on well from his first run back. He’ll probably go for the Tattersalls Gold Cup (May 23) now.”