Bible in the black at Dundalk
Bible Black came from well off the pace to take the feature Irish Stallion Farms EBF Star Appeal Stakes on the Dundalk all-weather track.
Trained by Ger Lyons and ridden by Keagan Latham, the 12-1 shot was moored towards the back of the field as they turned in for this Listed heat over seven furlongs.
The youngster was pulled wide and hit his stride two furlongs out, sweeping down the outside of the pack to defeat Captain Obvious by three-quarters of a length.
It was a major step forward from the colt's last run, when he finished unplaced in the Curragh Listed event won in such impressive style by Classic prospect Born To Sea.
Lyons' brother Shane said: "We asked Keagan to hold him up to get the trip. He'd been running over five and six furlongs and there was a little doubt about him getting the seven, but he is bred to get it.
"It was a masterful ride, Keagan rides this track very well. He won well and deserved to get the black type as he had been threatening all year to get it.
"We weren't overly shocked to see him win, but I don't know what's there for him now. If something came up he could go for it and he is a very easy sort to keep on the go."