Carlo Biraghi put in a smart performance winning his maiden on debut at the Curragh for owners Mrs E Irwin & Mrs John Magnier.

Settled behind the leaders on the outer, the son of Galileo improved to lead from the three furlong pole. He was challenged with two furlongs left to race, however he responded well to pressure, keeping on strongly inside the final furlong to score by three and a quarter lengths.

“He did it well and he stays well. He’ll probably go for something like the Gallinule or the Nijinsky Stakes. We’ll see where we’re going after that then.

“Chris said the hardest job was pulling him up before the boards. He’s a nice horse. He matured a lot over the winter. He was a big raw horse last year and we were in two minds whether we’d run him or not. We gave him the time and it worked out.

“Chris said he wasn’t in love with that ground. The dream is alive.” Fozzy Stack.

Carlo Biraghi is a half-brother to Harba who won three times in the UK last year for William Haggas.