Tara Bridge put in a tenacious display from the front to claim the “Ubique” Handicap Chase at Sandown.
Despite being pressed throughout the extended one-mile-seven-furlong contest by top weight Movie Legend, the 10-year-old found plenty for pressure under Tom Cannon to repel the Lucy Wadham-trained challenger by three and a half lengths.
Winning trainer Chris Gordon said of the 11-8 scorer, who was backing up a recent success at Lingfield: “Bridger (Champion, owner) bred the horse. He wants to put him out in a field all the time and I want him in training!
“That’s only his 16th race, but he has been a very sound horse. He (Champion) has been the most patient guy I know and it has paid off.
“As long as he don’t try and chuck him in a field in the next couple of days we will have some fun with him.”