Charlie Appleby completed a Guineas treble as his Newmarket runner-up Native Trail obliged favourite backers in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh.

Last year's champion two-year-old had to give best to his stablemate Coroebus in the first Classic of the summer on the Rowley Mile, but made no mistake this time around for Appleby, who also landed the Poule d’Essai des Poulains with Modern Games.

The 2-5 winner was settled in mid-division in early stages alongside Aidan O'Brien's Ivy League and nearest market rival Buckaroo, but it was the Oasis Dream colt that responded best when called into action by big-race jockey William Buick.

As Wexford Native was taking over from long-time leader Malex, Buick was winding up his charge and hit the front heading into the final furlong of the contest.

Native Trail then showed a willing attitude to keep on gamely under his rider’s urgings and hold off fast-finishing duo New Energy (40-1) and Imperial Fighter (28-1), who picked up well past beaten rivals in the closing stages to claim the podium spots.

Appleby said: "To be honest, I was delighted the rain didn't come, for a big horse and a horse with his action I'm always more confident when he’s on a sounder surface.

"I was going to give an excuse coming into today that the slower side of good would be a negative, I’m a believer that good horses can get through, but I’m delighted it’s raining now and not before the race.

"I was confident in William and the horse, William knows him so well and has rode him all of his racing career and plenty at home. He knows what this horse can do.

"The thought process before the race was to try to get out and get a box seat but once it wasn’t there, I could see what William was doing. It was one of those nice races to watch.

"I knew once he angled him out, gave him the office and told him to go to work it’s the one thing this horse doesn’t do, he won’t falter. When you ask him, he’ll give it to you. He’s done it in spades in the end."

Appleby is the first trainer since Aidan O’Brien in 2002 to land all the three versions of the Guineas.

While the Ballydoyle handler did it with two colts in Rock Of Gibraltar and Landseer, Appleby is thrilled to have achieved the feat with three individual runners.

He added: "It’s the first time it’s ever been done with three different colts in the three Guineas. It’s a huge achievement for everybody and I’m delighted to be part of it.

"I knew coming into today, as calm and collected as you try to be, I knew what we were trying to achieve. Firstly trying to win a Guineas but, dare I say, trying to make history. That’s what this horse has done for the whole team today.

"It was more pressure than sometimes I’m used to."

Brad The Brief (9-2) dug deep to fend off Mooniesta in the Group Two Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes.

William Buick was positive from the off on the Hugo Palmer-trained Brad The Brief, racing prominently along with fellow British raider Glen Shiel until that one started to feel the pace with two furlongs to run.

Mooniesta and A Case Of You appeared to be travelling well in behind, but it was the first-named who laid down the strongest challenge to Brad The Brief, with the pair neck and neck in the final furlong.

The winner did appear to drift across the track on the run to the line, with a stewards' inquiry called to assess if he had scuppered Mooniesta’s chance of victory.

However, Brad The Brief was eventually confirmed the half-length winner, with A Case Of You three and three-quarters of a length back in third.

Travelling head lad Peter McCulloch said: "He ran for the first time for us at Haydock on real wet ground two weeks ago in a conditions race and beat Glen Shiel three-and-a-quarter lengths going away then.

"He’s probably beaten him about five today so he’s come on again.

"He was drawn out in two but William has jumped great and tacked across the best he could. He’s really lengthened away when the other horse has come to him.

"He’s knuckled down and they’ve pulled clear of the third horse, who is a multiple Group One winner, so it’s a pretty good performance. Glen Shiel is fourth, who is a Group One winner as well."

Blackbeard (5-2) extended his unbeaten run to three with an impressive success in the GAIN Marble Hill Stakes.

Trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore, Blackbeard was a Dundalk maiden winner in April before making the leap to Listed success at this track earlier in the month.

Moore was happy to let him bowl along in front in this six-furlong contest and the further he went, the better he looked – changing up a gear in the final furlong to easily see off evens favourite Tough Talk by three and a half lengths.

"We weren’t exactly sure that he would get six, Ryan thought the last day that he would and obviously he got it very well," said O’Brien.

"He relaxed very well and quickened very well, that’s what you’d really love about him.

"No Nay Never is usually an influence for speed, which is good, but some of them don’t get beyond sprinting distances. Looking at this horse there is every chance that he could."

Hellsing (11-2) made a winning start for Ger Lyons and Colin Keane in the Tally Ho Stud Irish EBF (C&G) Maiden.

The Dandy Man colt finished with purpose in the six-furlong affair to deny Aidan O’Brien’s favourite Congo River by half a length.

Raise You (5-2) showed a smart turn of foot to come home three and a half lengths clear in the Listed Hanlon Concrete Orby Stakes for trainer Joseph O’Brien and jockey Shane Crosse.

Mashhoor (7-1) led home a one-two for trainer Johnny Murtagh as he saw off Safecracker by four lengths under Shane Kelly in the William Hill Handicap.

Murtagh made it a double with the Ben Coen-ridden Chicago Bear (13-2) in the closing William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap, while Royal Ascot could be the next port of call for Fiach McHugh (3-1) after his victory in the seven-furlong FBD Hotels And Resorts Handicap.