No place like Beverley for Pete
Andrew Mullen kicked for home on the Ollie Pears-trained eight-year-old two furlongs from home, but the 7-1 shot was all out to hold Tred Softly by a head.
Pears is already eyeing a return to the Westwood for the Oasis Dream gelding.
"He's a good horse. Since PJ (McDonald) fell off him here a year ago he's a completely changed horse. He was a hold-up horse and now he likes been up there (with the pace)," said the North Yorkshire handler.
"He got a mile and a half through guts alone. He'll come back here for all the ladies' races over a mile and a quarter and Cath (Walton) will ride him. I'm absolutely delighted."
Mullen completed a double when Metronomic (7-2) edged out Rosemay by a short head in division two of the Racing UK On Sky 432 Handicap.
Peter Niven's charge had made the running but was headed by his rival before finding extra close home.
Katebird (2-1 favourite), trained by Mark Johnston, defied top weight under Joe Fanning with a solid performance in division one to see off Bollin Ted, who was receiving 21lb.
"She came to win her race at Ripon with a double-handful, but she just didn't quicken, so we decided to be more positive with her this time," said Johnston.
Sunglider (4-1) bounced back from a disappointing display at York 10 days earlier to lift the feature Skidby Handicap.
David O'Meara's four-year-old beat only one home at the Knavesmire in a race won by Visitant, but he proved that form to be all wrong when landing a gutsy success by a length and a quarter over Save The Bees in the hands of Danny Tudhope.
Ninth in that York race, Talent Scout (18-1) returned to his happy hunting ground to register his fourth course and distance success.
Leading close home over the seven and a half furlongs, the 11-year-old landed the Watch Live Racing And Bet With Racing UK Handicap by a neck from Make Or Madam in the hands of 5lb claimer Gemma Tutty for her mother, Karen.
The winning rider said: "That's the eighth time I've won on him so it's brilliant. He loves this place and clearly likes an uphill finish."
Poet's Dawn (4-1) appreciated the step up to an extended seven and a half furlongs by asserting in the final half-furlong to land a clear-cut first victory in the Racing UK In Glorious HD Novice Auction Stakes for trainer Tim Easterby and jockey David Allan.
"We got his handicap mark (on Tuesday) and he had a nice weight so we were wondering whether we had done the right thing running him," said Easterby.
"It wasn't a great race, though, and the form of his last race has worked out well."
Andrew Balding's War Of Succession (11-8 favourite) made all the running for Oisin Murphy in the Racing UK Profits All Returned To Racing Median Auction Maiden Stakes
Michael Dods' Foxy Boy (5-4 favourite) burst through the pack under Clifford Lee to easily shrug off a 6lb penalty, for scoring at Redcar on Saturday, in the Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Handicap.
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