Champion Bumper hero Silver Concorde made a winning return to action with a workmanlike display on the Flat at Navan.
Dermot Weld's six-year-old clinched Cheltenham Festival glory in March, but had to make do with the runner-up spot when chasing the Champion Bumper double at Punchestown as Cheltenham second Shaneshill reversed the placings.
Sent off the 2-5 favourite on his first start in a little over five months in the Win A Ski Holiday Racecard Competition Maiden, Silver Concorde travelled powerfully throughout in the hands of Pat Smullen.
Rightdownthemiddle proved a persistent threat in the latter stages of the two-mile contest and Smullen had to resort to his whip, but Silver Concorde was ultimately well on top as he passed the post with three-quarters of a length in hand.
Weld's son and assistant, Kris, said: "He enjoyed his summer break, and this was a nice race to get him started again.
"He probably won't reappear over hurdles until around Christmas time.
"He's a spring horse and wouldn't want real heavy ground."
Bocca Baciata confirmed previous promise with a comprehensive victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.
Not beaten far by Sunday's Prix Marcel Boussac winner Found on her racecourse debut at the Curragh in August, Bocca Baciata was favourite for her next appearance at Leopardstown last month and ran a fine race to finish third.
Sent off the 9-4 market leader to make it third time lucky, Jessica Harrington's filly showed a smart change of gear and a good attitude to seal a two-length success over Aidan O'Brien's newcomer Easter.
Pour Deux, third on her only previous outing, gives the form a solid look in third.
Harrington's daughter, Emma Galway, said: "The form of her two previous runs has been working out well.
"She will definitely be stronger next year and will be a lovely filly over a mile and a quarter or a mile and a half."
O'Brien's Giovanni Canaletto could manage only third on his debut in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden as Mohaayed caused a 20-1 upset.
As a full sibling to last year's Derby winner Ruler Of The World and a half-brother to brilliant racehorse and sire Duke Of Marmalade, Giovanni Canaletto is certainly bred for the job and there was plenty of confidence behind him as the 8-11 favourite.
Although the writing was on the wall for his supporters before the home turn, with the trainer's son Joseph rowing along in the saddle, Giovanni Canaletto did come home to good effect to offer plenty of hope for the future.
The Kevin Prendergast-trained Mohaayed, fifth on his only previous start at Leopardstown, moved smoothly into contention on the outside of the field and picked up well for Chris Hayes to score by an impressive four and a half lengths.
Lesser fancied O'Brien runner Jinsha Lake, also making his debut, split Mohaayed and his stablemate in second.
Despite the reverse, Boylesports introduced Giovanni Canaletto into the betting for next year's Derby at 33-1.
Hayes said of the winner: "He's a nice horse and we have always thought a lot of him.
"He was very green the first day at Leopardstown, and the penny dropped very late.
"We fancied him today because of the ground and the only negative was the draw.
"The Eyrefield and the Killavullan Stakes are options or he may be put away.
"I'd be looking forward to him over a mile and a quarter next year."