THE Derrinstown stallion Awtaad was a top-class and really consistent performer who won five races and was only once out of the first four in nine starts. He was completing a four-timer when he easily defeated Galileo Gold in the Group 1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas and his excellent pedigree, by Cape Cross out of a Shamardal mare, makes him a good outcross for most Irish broodmares.