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THE bookmakers were the ones celebrating after longshot Envoy won the feature handicap at Windsor on Monday.

Envoy won his maiden on debut at Nottingham back in May last year but was un-placed in two attempts in handicap company since.

The James Eustace-trained gelding was sent off a 25-1 outsider for the Class 4 handicap ran over one mile and three-and-a-half furlongs with Ryan Tate in the saddle.

Held up behind the leaders but going well, Envoy closed to lead over a furlong from the finish. The four-year-old was soon hard ridden and joined in the closing stages but just held on to score by a head.

Quothquan (9-1) was just pipped into second with Hawridge Flyer (9-2) one-paced back in third position.

Held up behind leaders going well, closed to lead over 1f out, soon hard ridden, joined final furlong, just held on (op 33/1).

The other Class 4 handicap on the seven-race card went to Chance To Dream for trainer John Best and jockey Jamie Spencer.

The son of five-time Group One winner Dream Ahead won a one-mile handicap at the Berkshire venue in May last year and was running over 10 furlongs for only the third time.

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PHOTO: Envoy (8) and Nietzsche (4) down at the start.

The 4-1 second favourite was steadied at the start and held up in last before making steady progress on outer over two furlongs from the finish.

Chance to Dream challenged to lead inside the final furlong and was in command near the finish to score by half a length.

Zzoro (15-2) kept on for second place with Man Of Harlech (5-1) a further half length back in third position.

Racing continues at Windsor with a seven-race card which begins at 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

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