Jukebox Jury made all to win the Try timeform.betfair.com On Your Smartphone Fred Archer Stakes at Newmarket.
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The 11-2 chance was making his seasonal reappearance and Neil Callan had all his rivals hard at work two furlongs out.
Afsare and Cavalryman emerged from the pack to chase the winner but Mark Johnston's charge showed tremendous resolution score by three-quarters of a length.
The judge couldn't separate Afsare and Cavalryman who dead-heated for second.
Johnston said: "It was a big step down in class, as he never seems to have been out of Group Ones since his last win here (May last year).
"As the race unfolded I was getting increasingly more confident, as you can't give a good horse like this a couple of lengths early on.
"We'll have a think about it now, it's nice to have him back and I certainly wouldn't rule out Ascot (King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes)."
Stan James.com cut the Alan Spence-owned Jukebox Jury to 33-1 from 50s for the King George while Sky Bet introduced him to their market at 40-1.