Marco Botti could finally have tamed the wayward Spifer as the grey picked up the William Hill iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini Handicap at Kempton.
When in the hands of Newmarket's other Italian trainer, Luca Cumani, Spifer had shown plenty of potential, but threw away several opportunities by ducking to the left.
Andrea Atzeni rode the 9-2 shot cautiously behind a sedate pace carved out by Aquilonius, sneaking into the lead up the inside with a furlong to run and having just enough to hold off Greylami by a short head.
"We learned a lot from his second run for us and I told Andrea to take his time and not be in a hurry," said Botti.
"I bought him at the horses in training sale last year as I thought he had ability. Hopefully this win will give him some confidence. I think he won with a bit in hand and he was never going to win by far.
"There are a few more class two and three handicaps on the all-weather so I would think we will keep him going."
Willy Twiston-Davies diverted to Kempton for a winner aboard Welsh Inlet (5-1) in the William Hill No.1 Downloaded Betting App Handicap.
John Bridger had booked Sean Levey for the mount on his experienced mare, but Twiston-Davies became available when Lingfield was called off and he pushed her out three-quarters of a length clear of Katmai River.
Bridger said: "Willy normally rides her and his 5lb claim is a big help. The surface is riding slower and I think it helped her as she won on the soft at Brighton in the summer.
"I have her in here tomorrow as well, I probably won't run her but I'll see how she is."
5 August 2015Buick set for Criterion mount
Sligo monitoring rain threat
Walsh confirmed for Aussie ride
Only Mine off the mark in style
Time called on Al Kazeem career
Battle conquers for Hannon
Cox Plate high on Arod agenda
Dickinson reveals Ascot dream
Injured Gannon out of Shergar Cup
Deauville return on Odeliz agenda
Mattmu team lean towards Curragh
Buratino leads Phoenix field
4 August 2015Walsh 'considering' Aussie ace link
Round Two season in limbo
Hungerford aim for Limato
Matron option for Maria
Dods on Angel weather watch
Morny target for Shalaa
Dickinson makes training return
Scott to strike out on his own
Pearl shines at Nottingham
Bright new Dawn at Naas
Undrafted set to swerve Haydock
'Awesome' Acapulco primed for York
Tropics set for Breeders' Cup trip
Winters ponders next Rebel move
Sails set for Newbury
Hot aiming to burn off rivals
No return date set for Spring
3 August 2015Casey hoping for swift resumption
Ground key to Belardo targets
No hurry for Pharoah target
Phenomenal Pharoah does it again
Longford edges Galway thriller
Impact too strong at Chester
Fitz foiled on comeback
Baraweez in Galway repeat
McCullagh 'on the mend'
Amazing summer continues for Maria
Intilaaq camp on weather watch
Basem to step up in grade
Mini-break good for Horn - Gosden
Hobbs considered for Newbury trial
2 August 2015Dream week continues for Martin
Panama has American dream
Cyclone could stick to hurdling
Now Or Never excites O'Callaghan
Ervedya tackles Rothschild test
Mullins dominates Galway feature
Harty looking forward to a good Day
'Overwhelmed' Hughes bows out
Legatissimo stamps class on Nassau
Magical Dettori top gun at Goodwood
Dart hits Goodwood bullseye
Fantastic Frankie takes right Steps
Latharnach could drop back in trip
McNamara eager for training career