Fleeting powered home in the William Hill May Hill Stakes at Doncaster, to provide Aidan O'Brien with a first victory in the Group 2 feature.
Eleven 2-year-old fillies competed for the Group Two prize over a mile, and it was the O'Brien family who struck gold, as Fleeting a 12/1 fancy prior to the race, landed the spoils in decisive fashion.
Peach Tree, partnered by Ryan Moore looked the likely first string for the Ballydoyle team, but ultimately faded away having been up with the pace early on.
The Irish trainer's son however, Donnacha, managed to switch Fleeting off early, keeping her towards the rear of the field, before laying down a challenge around 2 furlongs from home. In decisive fashion she swooped down the outside, and stayed on well within the final furlong to score by a length and a half from Richard Hannon's Star Terms.
Speaking after the race, Paul Smith, son of part-owner Derrick Smith mentioned: "Donnacha said she was a bit fresh going down to the start, so he took his time with her and in hindsight with that headwind that was probably a good thing.
"She came through horses really well and we're really happy with her. I suppose there wasn't much between her and Peach Tree from her last piece of form and it was a very pleasing effort."
"She got the mile well. We'll look at the Fillies' Mile and the (Prix Marcel) Boussac. They will have to be on the radar now.
"Donnacha was very pleased with her. She picked them up nicely and showed a good temperament. We're happy."
See the full result for the 2018 May Hill Stakes at Doncaster.