Success Days records Royal Whip win at the Curragh

Success Days is now a three-time Group Three winner

Success Days caused a 10-1 upset when making virtually all of the running to land the Kilfrush Stud Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh.

The race looked set to be a clash between Ascot Champion Stakes hero Fascinating Rock and Derby runner-up US Army Ranger, but Ken Condon's charge did not read the script, setting the gallop under Shane Foley and pulling into a clear lead entering the home straight.

The Dermot Weld-trained Fascinating Rock (2-1) was the closest pursuer in the final furlong, but he just could not bridge the gap, which remained three-quarters of a length at the line.

Aidan O'Brien's US Army Ranger, who was sent off the even-money favourite, was held up in the rear of the field before making smooth headway on the home turn but his run flattened out after that in fourth.

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