A TREMENDOUS flat season for Noel Meade took yet another turn for the better as Dadoozdart returned from a break of 112 days to post a career best display in the Listed Martin Molony Stakes.

This victory made it 18 winners for the season for Meade – his best tally on the level for 21 years – and it was achieved with a colt who has done nothing but improve in a relatively light four-race campaign. A winner of the Ulster Derby off a mark of 89 on his most recent outing, the Finbarr and Mairead Cahill-owned son of Dawn Approach showed that was quite at home at stakes level while also displaying an admirable will to win.