An incredible sit from Nico De Boinville eventually paid off aboard Diablo De Rouhet as he bolted up by fourteen lengths in the Heineken Handicap Chase at Perth on Sunday.
The six-year-old was making his first start for Nicky Henderson and had to make a long trip to do so, with De Boinville fighting gravity after just the third fence.
Clinging onto dear life, the 29-year-old showed great horsemanship to keep the partnership in tact, and ended up recovering swiftly after.
He delivered his mount towards the stands rail, and pounced on a bit of misfortune for the Gordon Elliott runner who was sharply pulled up jumping the last by Richard Johnson.
Left clear, Diablo De Rouhet kept on well towards the finish to record a first winner for De Boinville in June.