Supple shines on Present
Willie Supple got Dana's Present up in the last stride to grab the spoils in a three-way photo to the Leger Legends Stakes at Doncaster.
Gay Kelleway, the first woman to ride a winner at Royal Ascot, looked home and hosed on Pelmanism when she hit the front a furlong out and took a couple of lengths out of the field.
However, the complexion of the Clipper Logistics sponsored race changed dramatically in the last 50 yards as Dana's Present (12/1) snatched the verdict by a nose under a vigorous ride from Supple.
The judge could not separate Pelmanism (11/1) and Excellent Puck (12/1), ridden by recently-retired jumps jockey Jimmy McCarthy, as they dead-heated for second place.
Supple, born in Tralee, retired from race-riding in March 2012 after a career spanning 25 years.
He moved to Britain in 1998 and was made number two jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum two years later.
He enjoyed considerable success in Britain and Dubai during his time with Sheikh Hamdan, which ended in 2006 when he returned to Ireland.
Supple said: "It was a good buzz to get back. "It's hard when you retire at first to know what to do, but it was good to get back and see the lads and I enjoyed it.
"It was good to get the winner. I must thank Kevin Prendergast for keeping me fit by letting me ride out five mornings a week."