Paul Hanagan among winners on his birthday at York
Paul Hanagan landed a winner on his 33rd birthday when stunning punters with a 33-1 shock on Cosmic Halo.
Last Updated: 08/09/13 6:07pm
The two-times champion jockey, now retained by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, came with a late run to win by three-quarters of a length from Fragonard with Bishop's Castle a similar distance away in third and Save The Bees fourth.
Hanagan was denied a double when Flashman went down by a neck to Eagle Rock (8-1) in the Castles UK Educational And Residential Furniture Handicap.
Franny Norton bustled up Eagle Rock to take a leading position in the early stages and it paid off as Tom Tate's charge kept finding more to come out on top over this extended two miles.
Ryan Moore got on the scoresheet with Remember (7-2). Always prominent, Richard Hannon's filly landed the Judith Marshall Memorial Nursery in cosy fashion.
The Newmarket maiden winner took second place early on as Imshivalla made the running before taking the lead fully three furlongs out and coming home by a length and a quarter from Makin The Rules.
Alphabet Rap (13-2) built on a Beverley debut third to open his account for trainer David Barron in the Minster Alarms EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes.
Jockey Graham Gibbons pounced in the final furlong to score on the Amadeus Wolf gelding by half a length from Rough Courte.
Dean Ivory has enjoyed tremendous success of late with the likes of Sirius Prospect and Tropics, and Lancelot Du Lac continued the run with victory in the Hanson Springs 50th Anniversary Handicap.
The 3-1 favourite was switched to the far rail by Jim Crowley and proved half a length too good for Secondo, who raced on the other side of the course.