GOLANZINE upset the odds as he capped off another memorable days racing at Chaddesley Corbett.
The 10-1 shot romped home ahead of Cab on Times and Red Reynard in the Maiden – the final race of the day on Sunday (May 10).
Turning back for home, Cab on Times held a clear lead with Mark Wilesmith’s mount Golanzine hot on the heels, before the underdog made his move on the final bend and extended his advantage on the flat.
Mr Wilesmith said: “I was asked about the horses chances prior to the race and replied he would have to improve significantly since his last run, but improve he did.
“He felt like a completely different horse.”
Lotus Pond faces a spell on the sidelines despite his fifth win of the season in the Mens Open.
The horse, who jumped well throughout, commanded the field but made one mistake at the last and was pulled up immediately after passing the post.
Jockey Peter Bryan said: “There was something not quite right approaching the last but I could not pull him up.”
There was a surprise in the AGA sponsored Restricted when the favourite Premier Rose fell at the tenth.
Four horses lined up for the race and Church Gallery led on the climb into the home straight but the hard work was undone when Ohowya and James Martin strode clear over the final two fences.
It proved to be a tactical contest in The Ladies Open, but one in which Claire Hart come out on top.
The field started with an indecisive early pace and Hart made the running, sending His Excellency to the front at the fifth, before establishing a ten-length advantage.
Ruddy Article pushed the leader all the way and at one stage looked like securing the win, but Hart conjured another effort from her mount and went clear approaching the last.
The Club Members Conditions was won by Now Ben who stormed clear when his solitary rival Shales Road pulled up with a broken blood vessel approaching the 12th.
Trainer Phil Rowley said: “The remainder of the race was nerve-racking because you are hoping the horse does not make any mistakes.”
Sixteen-year-old Noel George recorded his first racing success on Coeur de Fou in the Club Race.
Coeur de Fou was anchored at the back of the pack until George moved him onto the heels of the leaders at the sixth and eventually edged ahead to claim the success.