Rapidolyte De Ladalka notched his third course and distance victory of the season in the Watt Fences Novices' Chase at Catterick after being rerouted from Saturday's abandoned Eider Chase.
Trained by Simon Shirley-Beavan, the lightly raced eight-year-old appears to have endless reserves of stamina and, just like in his success at the course earlier in the month, victory looked unlikely with half a mile to run.
With Aidan Coleman making a bold bid for home on Clouded Thoughts, Barry Keniry was hard at work on the 7-4 chance, but he sensed his opportunity and brought his mount with a sustained run to win by a comfortable length from the 11-10 favourite Makethe Mostofnow after the leader tired.
Shirley-Beaven said: "I think the cheekpieces may have helped a bit. He is a bit ground dependent, so that may decide where we go for the rest of the season. I don't think he'd have been far away in the Eider, but there'll be other days for him. I'm sure there's a big one in him next year."
John Ferguson lowered Buthelezi's sights dramatically for the TurfTV.co.uk Novices' Hurdle and was rewarded with a victory.
The former John Gosden inmate had tried his hand in Grade One company in Ireland and while not disgraced, he was not able to dominate as he likes. Given a positive ride by Jack Quinlan, the 10-11 favourite beat market rival Roman Flight by 13 lengths.
There was a 66-1 shock when Cara Court provided Lucy Egerton with her first win in the racinguk.com Lady Amateur Riders´ Handicap Hurdle. Egerton, who works in the film industry, took up the running turning into the straight and the 10-race maiden stuck to his task gamely to hold off Glasson Lad by a length.
Egerton said: "Can you believe it? I'd ridden a point-to-point winner, but this is my first ride under Rules. I work as a film technician the rest of the time." Trainer Jo Foster added: "Philip Rothwell sent him to me as he can't handle heavy ground at all, so there was no point him racing in Ireland."
Trainer Michael Smith had the inside line into the Follow Us On Twitter At CatterickRaces Mares' Maiden Hurdle. He trained the odds-on Toubeera as a bumper horse before selling her to Venetia Williams, but he believed his Dante's Frolic (8-1) to be better suited by the conditions, and was proved right.
Dante's Frolic beat Intent by a short head, with 1-2 favourite Toubeera back in fifth. Smith said: "I'd ridden both horses on the gallops so I knew which was the faster. I didn't think goodish ground at Catterick would suit the favourite. Danny (Cook) has done brilliant to get her settled as she's a tricky customer."
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