Coolmore wasted no time in sending the former Michael Dods-trained dual Nunthorpe winner to their champion sire Galileo having bought her privately and it already looks a shrewd move.
Despite his dam excelling over five furlongs, Hudson River made his debut over seven furlongs, but it proved no barrier to success.
Surprisingly weak in the market, he drifted out to 3-1 joint-favourite but having broke smartly for Seamie Heffernan, he never saw another rival, beating Ace Aussie by a length and a half with Wembley, also trained by Aidan O’Brien, third.
“He’s a lovely colt and was just ready to start. He could go to the (Newmarket) July meeting,” said O’Brien.