John The Baptist came with a late run to win the seven furlong two-year-old colts and geldings maiden on Irish Oaks day at the Curragh for owners Cayton Park Stud and Mrs John Magnier.

Ridden by jockey Mark Enright, the son of Caravaggio was fourth approaching the final quarter of a mile, and finished strongly to win by a nose.

“He has a bit of talent but he was fairly hardy in the spring and that’s why we decided to geld him. I thought he’d run a nice race but coming here on these weekends is tough.

“Mark rode him as he’s done a good job at home with him and put a lot of work into him because he can be hardy. He did it well there today, he stuck at it well and toughed it out.

“We trained his mother (Scream Blue Murder), who was very fast, and his father was obviously very fast, but he was always giving us the impression he’d want to go seven furlongs or a mile.

“Looking at him, he’s a real powerhouse and you’d think he’d be a sprinter but maybe it’s something in the genetics breaking through.

“It’s nice he’s won and we’ll see what we do with him from here. Being a gelding you are a bit limited where you can go.” Fozzy Stack