Pseudonym booked himself a trip to Glorious Goodwood with a gritty display in the Mary Elizabeth Westwood Celebration Handicap at Beverley.
Milton Harris’ stayer prevailed by the narrowest of margins over 2-1 favourite Longboat Key, and appears to have stamina in abundance.
The 6-1 chance, kept up to his work by JP Guillambert, held on by a nose but will find life a lot tougher down in Sussex.
“I was fairly confident I had held on, in actual fact my fellow didn’t seem to be doing an awful lot when he hit the front,” said Guillambert.
“He travelled round really well and if anything I’ve probably hit the front a little sooner than I wanted.
“He has a strange head carriage but he really battles. I think he’s had his problems in his time but the guv’nor just said don’t make it too difficult, you’ve got to go when you go.
“The horse goes for the stayers’ race at Goodwood now so let’s hope he can make it a hat-trick.
“When you go down there it is completely different, it’s a lot more competitive.
“I’m not saying it’s not here but whereas there might be five or six with a chance here, you might get 12 or 13 down there.”
David Brown’s Danehillsundance (9-4 favourite) won his first race for nearly two years in the Levy Board Handicap under a fine ride from Steve Drowne.
Rated as high as 95 in his peak when with Richard Hannon, he was in here off just 71
“Steve’s only had a handful of rides for me and he’s had a couple of winners now,” said Brown.
“He’s a thinking man’s jockey – I love him.
“He gave him a smashing ride. He got that box seat and never looked like losing.
“That has got his confidence back now. We’ve got him settled a lot more and he’s very fresh again.
“We’ll now go and see if you can win another race with him.”
Anne Duffield’s Diamond Daisy (5-1) finally broke her maiden in the Business Expo Here On 1 October Handicap but it would have been all so different if odds-on favourite Northern Flyer had not got trapped on the rails.
Jamie Kyne’s mount was flying at the finish but Silvestre De Souza had pinched a big enough lead to hold on by three-quarters of a length.
“She really deserved that because she’s been running well all year,” said Duffield.
“The handicapper has finally brought her down a few pounds, which has probably helped her.
“That’s our 14th winner of the season and the horses are running very well at the moment.”
Richard Fahey had his now almost daily winner when Emerald Girl (4-1) added to his expanding tally in the Racing UK On Sky Channel 432 Maiden Auction Stakes.
“That was grand because she wins a £10,000 breeze-up bonus,” said Robin O’Ryan, Fahey’s assistant.
“She’ll be a good little horse in nurseries because she’s a tough, hardy filly.”
Just Five won as an odds-on favourite should as he took the Book Online At beverley-racecourse.co.uk Claiming Stakes.
Michael Dods’ charge was sent off the 8-11 market leader having already racked up three victories this season, and it was never in any doubt that he was going to make it four under Phillip Makin.
“I was a bit concerned about the ground but it was that bad a race,” said Dods.
“If someone had said last year that he’d have won four races I’d have thought they were mad.
“He’s had a good season but I don’t think he’ll go on from here so we’ll just keep running him in this grade.”