Leading jumps trainer Henry de Bromhead registered a landmark Listed victory on the level when Gorane made much of the running in the Kilfrush Stud Abergwaun Stakes at Tipperary.
Declan McDonogh bounced Gorane out smartly and she soon led narrowly from Alphabet and Green Door.
Favourite Son Of Rest tried to throw down his challenge but could not quite get on terms with the principals, with Gorane responding to all of McDonogh’s urgings to deny Snowstorm by half a length, with Ardhoomey the same distance away in third.
De Bromhead said: “I can’t say enough about the rider as it was a fantastic ride. She got a bit lost coming out of the stalls, but when she got into her rhythm she has a great big stride on her. It was a super ride to save that little bit at the end.
“Soft ground is definitely not a minus – it doesn’t look like it from that anyway and over five (furlongs) it might even help her a little.
“We’ll see now – she’s in (the Flying Five Stakes) at the Curragh, but we’ll see what her owners want to do. It is my first stakes winner on the Flat and it’s unreal, brilliant.”