AFTER three years of domestic domination the Tote Rockingham Handicap went for export once again as the top-weight El Astronaute produced a weight-carrying tour de force to make a second successful visit to Ireland in two weeks.

In the middle of the month, the John Quinn stalwart blitzed a field of stakes race regulars in the Midsummer Sprint Stakes at Cork but this was a better effort as the six-year-old had to concede chunks of weight to various rivals.