The Willie Mullins-trained Sharjah has carried top-weight to win today's feature at the Galway Races - the Guinness Galway Hurdle.
The 12-to-1 shot battled past Blazer in the closing stages in Ballybrit with Leoncavallo and Bedrock completing the places.
Jockey Patrick Mullins says it's a 'dream come true' to have taken victory in the big race.
The beginners chase was won by the Willie Mullins-trained Minella Beau, while Davy Russell steered Rashaan to victory in the Open Gate Brewery Novice Chase.
Honor Oak won the Rockshore Handicap, while Yulong Gold Fairy won the listed Fillies Stakes for trainer Dermot Weld, and the Guinness Novice Hurdle was won by Calie Du Mesnil from the Willie Mullins stable.