Shifted Strategy overcame a tricky draw to break his maiden in the Byrne Family Handicap for owner/breeder Michael Begley at Listowel on Thursday.

Shifted Strategy was prominent throughout under Killian Hennesssy, and was driven up to dispute turning for home. Edging ahead passing the furlong pole the son of Choisir stuck on well in the closing stages to record a half length success.

“Killian gave him a great ride. He did very well to get him across from 15 and onto the fresh ground. It’s important to be up there as nothing seems to be coming from behind.

“The horse deserved to win a race as he’d been knocking on the door for a while.” Fozzy Stack.