Ardhoomey emerged late on, under a terrific ride from Colin Keane, to snatch the Group 2 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh this afternoon.

Thirteen horses went to post for one of the big sprints of the year in Ireland, over five furlongs.

Take Cover broke well with Spirit Quartz and Gracious John also prominent early on.

At the two furlong pole, Take Cover was challenged by Spirit Quartz who travelled strongly and just about headed his rival at the furlong pole.

However, Washington DC burst through inside the final furlong and looked set for victory, but was challenged late on by Ardhoomey and Colin Keane.

Ardhoomey headed Washington DC late on with Iffranesia and Maarek finishing well late on for the minor honours.

The Ger Lyons trained four year old Ardhoomey, had been in good form in the spring, when he recorded a hat-trick of victories. This was his first taste of Group success.