It was a modest start on Saturday when Blackbeard won the Marble Hill Stakes like a good favourite should and may be headed for Ascot now.
Bit more excitement when Brad The Brief beat home Mooneista and A Case of You in the Greenlands G2 for the start of a double for William Buick.
The second part came in the next race, the Irish 2000 Guineas, when Native Trail won easily beating 40/1 shot New Energy and 28/1 pop Imperial Fighter to give trainer Charlie Appleny a rare treble of the English, French and Irish 2000 Guineas races. Wexford Native our roughie ran 4th and should stay in the little black book.
Sunday saw a thrilling edition of the Tattersall's Gold Cup when the William Haggas trained Alenquer emerged from the pack and under Tom Marquand flew at the finish line denying High Definition 16/1 and State of Rest. It was Marquand's first group win in Ireland and Haggas was to saddle a double when Majoom won the German 2000 Guineas.Pearls Galore won the Landwades G2 mile and then Homeless Songs stormed home to win the 1000 Guineas by 5 ½ lengths over Tuesday, the 11/4 favourite and her stablemate Concert Hall 8/1.