Sharestan bounced back to form when winning the William Hill - Bet On The Move Doonside Cup at Ayr.
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The five-year-old hasn't been seen since finishing behind St Nicholas Abbey in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March and took full advantage of a drop in class to record a neck victory from the fast-finishing Willie The Whipper.
The Richard Fahey-trained Romantic Settings set an even pace at the head of a tightly-packed field and still held a slight advantage as they turned for home.
As the eight-strong field thundered up the home straight, there was little between them as they stretched across the width of the entire track but it was those on the stands' side that fared best and Sharestan soon stamped his authority on his rivals, sweeping past his rivals to go a couple of lengths clear in the final furlong.
His main challenge came from Willie The Whipper, who finished with a wet sail, but it came all too late as Sharestan passed the post in front.
Kieren Fallon did the steering and said: "This was a nice confidence booster for him as he'd been off for a while, he gave me a great feel and he's done the job well.
"He'll come on a ton and he didn't mind the ground, let's hope he keeps improving. It's very tacky and slow, we got trapped out wide but the ground was better there anyway so it worked out.
"I rode two Group winners for Godolphin last weekend and this is another today - it is nice to be riding good horses for them."