Benefficient won a dramatic race in a three-runner affair for the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
Tony Martin's charge made the most of a fall at the fourth-last fence of the hot favourite Arvika Ligeonniere, who was bowling along in front at the time, and had just headed Oscars Well when that one made a complete hash of the last.
That left Benefficient (10-1) to come home well clear under Bryan Cooper and register a second Grade One success after the Deloitte Novice Hurdle last February, for which he was a 50-1 chance.
Martin said: "That's racing, we had the rub of the green today. It couldn't have happened to nicer lads, I'm just so happy for my owners. I feel so sorry for Willie (Mullins, trainer) and Rich Ricci (owner), but they were getting plenty of luck and it's our luck today. I just hope the other two horses are all right.
"We were a length off 'Puppy' (Robbie Power, on Oscars Well) halfway up the straight and we actually jumped the last a length in front of him, so you can't say Benefficient was lucky with regards to Oscars Well. I don't know, he might have won or he mightn't, but I'm absolutely delighted."
Looking ahead, Martin added: "I've no set plans. We got today out of the way and we'll see how we go now. He'll get an entry in the Arkle and Jewson (at Cheltenham).
"We'll pick what looks the lesser race and try and stay away from the likes of Simonsig. We'll set out to get place money, like today, and anything else is a bonus.
"He could wait for Liverpool as I'd much prefer a flat track and he disappointed at Cheltenham last year. It looked like he was going to be third or fourth behind Simonsig, but he only finished ninth. I'd say the boys would be keen on going to Cheltenham again, though."
Cooper said: "I won my first Grade One on him in last year's Deloitte Hurdle here at Leopardstown and it's great to get another one with him today. He might have fell on his luck a bit, but that's racing. They are there to be jumped and he did it well.
"I know Oscars Well missed the last, but I think I had him beat anyway and my lad galloped all the way to the line today. He threw in some very good jumps and deserved that."
1 February 2015Sedgefield inspect
Musselburgh goes ahead
Lliege keeps second in Welsh drama
Stark gives King Cheltenham options
Reve team dare to dream
Berlais joins Mullins Festival team
Lake victorious in Heroes
Morning runs rivals ragged
Contender Victoire lands knockout
Smooth success for hot Chocolat
Heavyweights wary of Shark attack
31 January 2015Ned edges Towton thriller
Silsol plan comes to fruition
Berlais best in Scilly Isles
Musselburgh takes precautions
Grand news at Wetherby
Turner hit with ten-day ban
Witness back to master Sandown
Chocolat looks sweet at Sandown
Pree primed for big Towton run
Mai heads Sandown Contenders
Walters Kean for National win
Polamco aiming to be Sandown Hero
Johnson seeks Champagne celebration
Uxizandre team eye date with Grugy
30 January 2015Hopes rise for Wetherby
Newbury to stage veterans' hurdle
Dude set for two National prep runs
Leopardstown date for D'Antan
No hurry for Flemenstar return
Aigles skips Dubai trip
Wetherby announce inspection plan
Melodic in Exeter frame
Chepstow gets go-ahead
Classy display from Vercingetorix
Ffos Las blow for Carruthers
McCoy in line for Coneygree mount
Blossoming Serge in Supreme hat
Peace declared for Triumph
Hercules features in Bartlett
Games given Neptune entry
29 January 2015Good news for Burke after X-rays
Bayan handed French mission
Exciting Eagle ready for action
Ellison on Red alert
Brother sets sail for Festival date
Ferof takes Ascot acid test
Cogry has dual Festival options
Hourigan duo to duck National Trial
Salsify back in Foxhunter frame
Wintry Catterick calls inspection
Chepstow on weather watch
Musselburgh bids to beat weather
Legend in line for Kempton repeat
Henderson at Peace for Triumph
Henderson primes Betfair squad
Henderson happy with Sprinter
Unioniste set for Newbury outing
Bolger left in awe of super Sceaux
Sam set for Gold run
Denman date for Obeaux