Bottom-weight Monbeg Dude sprang a 25/1 surprise in the Henrietta Knight Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.
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Having been held up by Jamie Moore for much of the 3m 3f contest, the Michael Scudamore-trained seven-year-old moved through to challenge for the lead turning for home.
The well-backed 9/2 favourite Bradley was unwilling to give in under Paddy Brennan, but could find no more close home and went down by a neck.
"I know it's not like the Festival, but having a winner here means a lot," said Scudamore.
"I wanted to run him at Wetherby but the owners wanted to come here for a day out, and full credit to them.
"He stays and loves soft ground. Long-term he could be a Welsh National horse, but whether he's ready for that just yet, I'm not sure."
Third was Nigel Twiston-Davies' Viking Blond (8/1) who made most of the running in testing conditions, whilst Martin Keighley's Any Currency (14/1) was fourth.
Last-year's winner Galaxy Rock weakened quickly with nearly a mile to run, whilst David Pipe's Problema Tic travelled powerfully on his reappearance but a bad mistake late on took the wind out of his sails.