Lordan doubles up at Curragh
Victory in the feature event at the Curragh on Sunday was the first leg of a notable double on the day for Wayne Lordan
Already successful aboard Sudirman, he went on to steer crack sprinter Slade Power (2-1) to victory in the Paypal Supporting Irish Autism Action Phoenix Sprint Stakes.
Eddie Lynam's July Cup third had no trouble giving weight and a beating to his rivals, coming home with a length and a half in hand over Hamza.
O'Brien's Sea Siren, a multiple Group One winner in Australia before making a winning debut for Ballydoyle at Fairyhouse last month, disappointed as the even-money favourite in third.
Lordan said: "He's done that well and travelled quite easily.
"He's going the right way and was probably just the best horse in the race."
Although out of luck with War Command and Sea Siren, it was still a good day at the office for the O'Brien family, with Aidan and Joseph combining for a double.
Tapestry (4-5 favourite) secured her second win from as many starts with a smart display in the Group Two Friarstown Stud Debutante Stakes.
O'Brien snr said: "I'm delighted with her. She came forward nicely from her debut.
"She could go for the Moyglare, but she could go a lot of ways. My two-year-old fillies are running nicely so far."
Boylesports were impressed, making Tapestry their 6-1 favourite from 12s for next year's 1000 Guineas.
The O'Briens also took the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden with 1,300,000 guineas purchase Terrific (9-4).
"She was very green on her debut, that's why she wore blinkers today," said the trainer.
"She is well-bred and we've always liked her. She is smart filly and she could be anything."
Mark Johnston's 5-4 favourite Maputo continued his highly progressive form with a smooth success in the Bet Online At thetote.com Royal Whip Stakes under Joe Fanning.
The win means Maputo has won seven of his last eight starts, with his only blip coming when down the field in the Britannia at Royal Ascot.
Johnston said: "It didn't look as impressive as some of his wins but they were in handicap company.
"We'll go home and have a think about where he goes. Joe said it was very fast ground and he seemed to handle it OK - I think he'll handle any ground."
Sassaway (8-1) claimed her fourth win of the year in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Handicap, while the concluding Irish Field Handicap went to Dermot Weld's Jayed Jidan (5-1).