Admiral Barry, trained by Eoin Griffin, has found victory on the first day of the week long Galway Festival in the Carlton.ie/galwaycity (Q.R.) Handicap.
Mount Helicon was runner up, with race favourite Ballyhaunis in third place and Star Wood was placed fourth.
Spinning Wings, trained by Tom Hogan was the front runner early, driving seven lengths out front of stable mate Mount Helicon, while the chasing group included Nina Carberry mount Cloone Rocket, Star Wood and P'Tit Fute.
Spinning Wings began to wane at the five pole, while Mount Helicon picked up the pace for the Hogan team and Galianna took wide to get around the field. Mikey Fogarty sent Admiral Barry off after Mount Helicon as they reached the straight and he sailed past the post one-and-a-quarter lengths clear of the second place.
Griffin said, "He's been a horse who disappointed us many times after showing a lot of promise early in his career.
"We're doing things differently with him now. He's been trained from the field and it seems to suit him better."