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."
23 October 2014Johnson Houghton fined
Duke lords it at Carlisle
Southwell first for O'Brien
Fenton fined over steroids
Buywise on the money at Ludlow
Fenton guilty of drugs possession
Lockinge the big plan for Toormore
Williams hoping for Max power
Stone ruled out of Old Roan
Harty biding his time with Lane
Clonmel aim for Baily
Wetherby likely for First run
Elm tops Trophy octet
Jezki possible for Morgiana bow
Harrington expects Naylor to shine
Gosden a Fan of Newmarket scorer
Northern aces face off in Cumbria
Murphy plagued by shoulder injury
Dynaste charts direct Haydock route
O'Brien outlines Breeders' plans
Wetherby-bound Taquin to duck Power
High hopes for Adelaide run
Gilgamboa waits on ground
Dandino misses Cup date
22 October 2014December date for Balding memorial
Deputy outgunned at Fontwell
Whisky chasing Power spoils
Burke maps out Odeliz targets
Present sights set on Power prize
New category for all-weather champs
Moviesta has sales date
National aim for O'Neill star
Cheltenham on Ginge agenda
Lewis eyeing Dubai success
Henderson handed Ascot role
Panther given Breeders' go-ahead
Plain sailing for perfect Storm
Big Easy sets sail for Open fixture
Hall monitored for Giant Bolster
Stomachion in November frame
Hughes revels in 'sweet' success
BHA moves to address small fields
Connell turns to Heskin
Integral to race on next year
21 October 2014Storm breezes to Exeter victory
Moore concedes title to Hughes
Meade maps out gameplan for stars
Pele poised to tackle Hennessy
O'Neill sure of Taquin redemption
Heron seeking Great prize
Court to go on Trial
Saviour blow for Skelton
Dan makes chase debut
Moore waits on Grugy decision
O'Neill outlines That choices
Conn possible for Auction bid
Power team weigh up options
Bangor cancel schooling card
No rushing back for Long Run
Dynaste leads Old Roan contenders
Grands Crus retired
Exciting Berlais heads to Chepstow
Force handed Hong Kong mission
Park favourite for Trophy hunt
Al Kazeem team eye Hong Kong trip
Commemorative bound for Breeders'
Slade eyeing victorious swansong
20 October 2014Chelmsford City handed 58 fixtures
Alderwood to take two-mile test
Dynaste leads Old Roan contenders
Hennessy aim for Clouds
Fiesolana on Breeders' trail
High-class possibilities for Trophy
Chelmsford City handed 57 fixtures
French option for Maarek
Billy back for chasing bow
Judge to bid for Breeders' glory
Pipe mulls Moon target
High hopes for Holywell
Judge in Breeders' frame