Sleeping Lion came from last to claim top honours at the William Hill Mallard Handicap at Doncaster.
The cost of james Fanshawe was a 4-1 shot at the hands of Jamie Spencer and has been dropped out at the rear of the six-strong field for much of their lengthy one-mile-six-furlong competition.
His bracket was coaxed by spencer into a more prominent position and was in front a furlong later.
Charles Kingsley temporarily looked a threat late , however Sleeping Lion found was and more once challenged well at the top at the point – scoring some shade cosily by three-quarters of a span.
The disappointment of the race was Simon Crisford favorite Saroog, that would finish fifth.
Fanshawe stated:”We’re just getting somewhat frustrated with him running in big handicaps. He didn’t get in the Ebor, thus he was run by us in the race and that he never got to it.
“Now with a smaller field and he was able to acquire a place. He likes to be hauled up, but he needs a bit of time to get rolling. He picked up at good time now.
“I’m not sure where we will go with him. We’ll see exactly what the handicapper does. He is a really great horse and he has shown it today.”