The trainer had been out of luck since scoring with Kayf
Charmer at Ffos Las in December 2016.
Raised 3lb for that effort, Kayf
Supreme undoubtedly sets the standard in this weak contest and, with Davy Russell deputising for the injured Jonathan Burke, should register his first success on the track.
Going to the last and it was the Alan King-trained Meister Eckhart who put down the biggest challenge but Kayf
Moss held on for a fairytale 16-1 success.
TV: Racing UK.ARGUS MERCURY December Draw (nb) 2.15 Star Links Falling Angel 2.50 La Pantera Chock A Block (nap) 3.25 Sight Unseen Kayf
Aramis 4.00 Isabelonabicycle Kris Kin Line 4.35 Fleurissimo Miss Tango Hotel 5.10 Visite Royale Sands Crooner 5.45 Spic 'n Span Going: Good.
Aramis has not won for some time, this resolute stayer put in a string of good performances last term, with his second place behind Cesarewitch third Dr Sharp particularly notable.
It is a risk worth taking as the Gold Cup is the top staying race in Europe and, with Kayf
Tara retired, there is no proven star in the field.
John Dunlop wants plenty of rain for Orchestra Stall while Mark Johnston confirmed Irish-owned Yavana's Pace a starter in an attempt to improve on last year's second to Kayf
Simon Crisford, the God-olphin racing manager, paying tribute to Kayf
Tara, said: "He's been a wonderful flag-bearer for Godolphin and proved himself one of the great stayers."
Sent off the 1-2 favourite, Kayf
Tara was settled in second place as Genghis Khan set the pace.
Tara, backed from 4-6 to 1-2, made light of them and Frankie Dettori sent him clear three furlongs from home.
The 3m1f contest commemorates one of the greats of Irish jumping, whose name was so often linked with Tom Dreaper, father of Jim who trains Kayf
Supreme (below) for Alan Potts.
Aramis has crept up the handicap as a result of his consistency and despite coming up against a couple of race-fit rivals here, he is expected to fare well.