Stepper makes Point
Stepper Point just held the late thrust of York Glory to take the Betfred Beverley Bullet Sprint at the East Yorkshire track.
Martin Dwyer had the four-year-old, trained by his father-in-law William Muir, smartly out of the stalls from gate two and dictated affairs.
While Stepper Point (10-1) made his merry way home, Jamie Spencer was stone last on York Glory before bringing Kevin Ryan's Wokingham winner with a devastating run in the final furlong.
Unfortunately for supporters of the 11-4 favourite, the leader was not for stopping and Stepper Point was still a neck in front at the line to take the Listed spoils.
Robin Bastiman's admirable 11-year-old Borderlescott ran his best race of the season to finish just three-quarters of a length back in third in his bid to repeat his success of 12 months ago.
"I'm very proud of him - I've always said he was a Group One horse," said Muir.
"He didn't need to make the running, but that's the way the race panned out.
"I don't think there was ever a doubt (about him winning).
"We were going to run in the Scarbrough (Stakes, at Doncaster next week), but he'll get a penalty for that now.
"We'll run him in a Group race and then go back for the Abbaye."