TOP class stayer Master Of Reality booked his ticket back to Melbourne with a facile success in the Listed Her Majesty’s Plate at Down Royal yesterday.

Joseph O’Brien’s five-year-old was always close up for Wayne Lordan and moved up to dispute the lead just before turning for home. He held an outright advantage as early as the two-furlong pole but was able to coast clear of a boxing-on Barbados. The winner had three and a half lengths to spare over Jessica Harrington’s runner at the line, with Rakan back in third.