Ramone is on song
Bill Farrell claimed the biggest success of his training career on the first day of the Flat season at the Curragh as 100-1 shot Ramone clinched a shock victory in the Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes.
The five-year-old mare had registered just a solitary victory from 12 previous starts, with that triumph coming in a Leopardstown maiden two years ago.
She looked right up against it going into a tough Group Three assignment, but got the job done under a tactically astute ride from Shane Foley for a two-length success.
Farrell said: "I always had faith in her, prepped her for today and just had to decide between this race and the (Irish) Lincoln.
"She's a big, strong yoke, and the ground will control everything as to where she will run. I've only six in training and that's my first Group-race winner."
Onenightidreamed (8-1) triumphed in the Tote Irish Lincolnshire.
The Ruby Walsh-ridden Val De Ferbet won the Limerick feature.