He produced bargain buy Lady Fairfax to land the Masaka Stakes at Kempton on Saturday and earn a run in the Newmarket Classic which is sponsored by Gover's debt-collecting company, Madagans.
Lady Fairfax, who cost Boss 5,000 guineas as a yearling, showed courage under a typically forceful ride by Pat Eddery to snatch a head victory from Threatening with the remainder well strung out behind.
Lady Fairfax was later given a top-priced 50-1 quote for Newmarket. Thabit, the first leg of a Willie Carson treble at Kempton, was quoted at 33-1 for the Derby after turning the Fifield Maiden Stakes into a procession, making all the running before easing down to win by eight lengths.
This afternoon's scheduled race meeting at Uttoxeter was called off last night after further rain waterlogged the course.
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