Scatter Dice stayed on dourly to win the Betfred Cesarewitch under Silvestre de Sousa.
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Mark Johnston's charge, an unconsidered 66/1 chance, was returning to winning ways in a first time visor and made relentless headway to lay down a challenge to eventual third Lieutenant Miller (10/1) approaching the final furlong.
She soon had his measure and ran went on to score by three lengths from Waterclock (20/1) on her 16th start of the campaign.
Chiberta King (20/1) was fourth while Pallasator's fifth placing means Sir Mark Prescott's quest for a first winner in the race continues.
"It's unbelievable. She's such a trier. She a visor on for the first time but she was just a bit sleepy (in the stalls). She's done really well," de Sousa told Channel 4 Racing.
Johnston, winning the race for a third time, said: "She's had a long, hard season but has run well on so many occasions.
"She's going to retire at the end of the year, that was the plan anyway, so I suppose this was her last chance.
"She's run a couple of strange races recently, dropping herself out, so I was a bit concerned in the first half of the race that she was all right but then I saw her hanging in with the pack. I saw her coming from a quite a long way out."
Roger Charlton was very happy with Waterclock after the four-year-old finished runner-up.
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"He has run a marvellous race," Charlton said. "He got the trip well obviously and I was thrilled with that. I thought Joey Haynes gave him an excellent ride and did everything I wanted him to do, and gave him every chance."
Lieutenant Miller produced another solid effort in third in the colours of Henry Ponsonby, whose Tiger Cliff started at 7/1 and faded into eighth, and Nicky Henderson said the seven-year-old will now go back over hurdles.
Henderson said: "He's been to Royal Ascot, Goodwood and Newmarket and he's been placed in all of them without winning one. He just got there a bit too soon - Ryan would tell you that - and he probably wasn't travelling as well five out, and then he picked up - he's a proper stayer. He'll go jumping now. He's rated nothing over hurdles!"