Dream Lincoln result for Stack
Onenightidreamed eventually wore down the boldly ridden Aussie Valentine to scoop the big pot in the Tote Irish Lincolnshire at the Curragh.
The Tommy Stack-trained 8-1 shot was among the leading contenders for the 100,000 euro feature under Wayne Lordan, though he was making his first appearance since finishing third in a similarly competitive handicap at the track last May.
Aussie Valentine was one of three to break rank from the home turn, with Silvestre de Sousa bagging the stands rail, while Queen Of Alba raced up the centre of the track and Canary Row galloped alone up the far side.
Queen Of Alba and Canary Row eventually gave way as the chasing pack closed up, but Aussie Valentine kept up the gallop and it was not until deep inside the final furlong that he was claimed by Onenightidreamed, who got up by a length.
That pair finished nicely clear of Third Dimension, with Queen Of Alba boxing on for fourth.
Stack's son and assistant, Fozzy, said: "We were waiting for soft ground all last season and were going to run him at Leopardstown near the end of the year but thought if he won it would mess up his handicap mark.
"He's not a bad horse and has done little wrong so far in his life. The ground will dictate where we go next and what Mr O'Gorman (handicapper) decides to do."