Espoir D’Allen romped to victory in the Grade Three Fishery Lane Hurdle at Naas, as rival Saldier, took a heavy fall, when upsides, at the last flight.
Six horses lined-up for this two-mile contest for four year-olds.
Mastermind and Davy Russell pressed on into a clear lead over Saldier.
With a circuit to race, Mastermind was six lengths in front.
Three out, Mastermind was still clear of Saldier and Espoir D’Allen.
The long-time leader turned for home still travelling well, but Espoir DE’Allen and Saldier quickly closed at the second last.
The pair sprinted away from Mastermind approaching the last, with Saldier narrowly in front. However, Saldier took a crashing fall at the last, leaving Espoir D’Allen clear to get back to winning ways under Mark Walsh.
Mr Adjudicator came home a distant second, with Mastermind third.
Saldier got up OK but had to be attended to, having received a kick in the face.