THERE was Irish success earlier on the ParisLongchamp Sunday card as Baron Samedi completed a Princess Zoe-like metamorphosis from low grade handicapper to performer when landing the €90,000 Group 2 Prix du Conseil de Paris over a mile and three furlongs for Joseph O’Brien and jockey Mickael Barzalona.

This son of Harbour Watch was finishing down the field at Tramore off a handicap mark of 65 little more than two months ago (Princess Zoe was defeated off 64 at the start of the campaign) but has been transformed by a gelding operation.