While the 4-5 favourite and the two other runners dawdled, Dascombe immediately gained a 15-length lead. Morstock (3-1) tired badly in the closing stages but still held off the fast-finishing Phar From Funny, ridden by Richard Dunwoody, by two lengths.
"We stole it!" Ivor Hodges, the trainer's brother, said. "The plan was to try and pinch a big lead while the others were still thinking about it and it worked.''
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