Barys and Eddie Greatrex brought some cheer to British racing with a game victory in the Listed Peix de la Californie at Cagnes-Sur-Mer.

Pizzicato broke best, but Greatrex gave Barys an enterprising ride and was soon in front.

Turning into the home straight, Barys led Pizzicato by a couple of lengths and whilst he drifted to the centre of the track, he held on comfortably by about 1 ½ lengths, with Walhaan finishing third.

Earlier on the card, the British runners Plait (Michael Bell) and Watson’s Mango Tango were down the field in the Listed Grand Prix de la Riviera Cote d’Azur – Jacques Bouchara, which went to Pump Pump Palace.