Thunder Eclipse justified favouritism when running out an easy winner of the Irish EBF Auction Series Maiden on debut at Naas for owner/breeder Iman Hartono on Sunday.

Ridden by jockey Chris Hayes the Holy Roman Emperor colt, third behind Queen Mary winner Quick Suzy on debut and placed in his next three starts, left behind a moderate effort at Fairyhouse with a smooth display here.

“The last day was the only disappointing run he had but he got struck into quite early in that race. I didn’t notice it until I couldn’t take the bend on him and couldn’t get him to switch leads.

“Fozzy and the team have done a good job to get him back as quick as they have. He strode out well and handled that ground. That was my concern whether he would go on it or not.

“Off the top of my head I would love to ride him in a Birdcatcher but I presume there will be a race between now and then.” Chris Hayes.