Dunnett was delayed by traffic and missed seeing her 7-1 chance Polar Force benefit from a positive ride from John Egan. Taking the lead two furlongs out, Polar Force, who clearly thrived in the testing conditions, kept on bravely to deny Snow Wolf by half a length.
It was left to the winning trainer's colleague and "drinking buddy" Gay Kelleway to do the honours.
"Christine's a great friend and a great trainer too," said Kelleway. "She gave up with the M25 and turned round to try to make it to Wolverhampton for her runners there."
East Garston trainer Stan Moore completed a near 18-1 double, his first at the Esher course, withBarathea Dreams in the Storm Personnel Handicap and Dont Dili Dali in the Futurity Conditions Stakes.
Dont Dili Dali is now likely to be upped in class in the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.Reuse content