From a bad draw in 12, Andrea made a dramatic move, switching Ashaadd from the outside to the rear of the field on the rail.

The leaders went hard up front and Ashaadd travelled smoothly. Andrea went the brave man's route up the rail and thankfully the gaps opened.

He burst through to take the lead with 50 yards to run, beating Mabait by half a length.

Roger said: "Andrea has given him a lovely ride. He had a bad draw but the plan was always to hold him up and you need a bit of luck.

"Luckily the gaps came and Ashaadd was good enough to take advantage."