Paris on top at York
Treaty Of Paris ran out a surprise winner of the Pinsent Masons LLP Acomb Stakes at York.
Henry Candy's juvenile was sent off at a relatively unconsidered 11/1 for the Group Three contest but proved game in the finish after making most of the running in the seven furlong contest.
James Doyle was able to set his own fractions in front and held enough in reserve to see off the challenges of first Il Paparazzi and then the late thrust of 5/4 favourite The Grey Gatsby to win by a neck to deny Kevin Ryan an opening-race double.
Doyle said: "He was very tough. I was allowed a lovely, soft lead in front and he stayed well - it was a bit of a question mark whether he'd get the trip."
Candy said: "He's not nicknamed 'Monster' for nothing. He's a charming character, really, but he does need to flex his muscles. I'm very impressed - I think there's still probably quite a lot more to come.
"He's worked with some decent older horses at home - he is a lot better than my other two-year-olds - but he's taken a while to actually show it on the racecourse.
"I'd imagine he'll have one more run, perhaps in something like the Somerville Tattersalls Stakes (Newmarket). You wouldn't know how far he could go."