TWELVE months on from the race that provided him with his first ride in public, fifth year student and promising amateur John Gleeson enjoyed his most notable success to date as Raise You, part-owned by his father and well-known broadcaster Brian Gleeson, bolted up in the Paddy Power Amateur Derby.

Fresh from running a very respectable eighth in a major handicap over a mile at Ascot, the Joseph O’Brien-trained five-year-old may well have found his true calling as he tackled a mile and a half for the first time.