Â Without a winner for three months, it was a long anticipated and greatly welcomed victory for Norfolk trainer Christine Dunnett, with Danzoe in the digibet.com Handicap at Kempton.
"We've had quite a quiet spell so that was needed, to say the least," said the delighted trainer.
Danzoe had been disappointing on his previous three outings, but gave a great performance on his all-weather dÃ©but, the come back to the five furlong distance suiting well.
The race favourite, Island Legend, appeared to have the race in the bag coming up to the last furlong, but Dunnett's three-year-old, under the guidance of jockey David Probert, powered into fourth spot going into the second last furlong, overtaking and in the lead in the last 25 yards to win by a length.
Dunnett commented, "He's been quite frustrating but, dropping back to five furlongs and with the head-gear off, I was actually fairly confident he'd go well.
"He's got tons of ability, but things have not quite gone right for him for one reason or another.
"David knows the horse well and had to keep at him, but he's done it nicely in the end.
"He's in at Yarmouth on Sunday and he'll probably run there with a penalty."