By Marcus Townend For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 23:57 BST, 26 September 2020 | Updated: 23:57 BST, 26 September 2020
Majestic Dawn tore apart his rivals to deliver a 40-1 surprise win in the bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket and hand jockey Paul Hanagan a hugely emotional victory.
The two-time champion had feared his career was over after fracturing his T-6 vertebra in a fall at Newcastle in February and did not make it back until August.
The 40-year-old said: ‘This gave me so much pleasure, it was very special. I was out for six months and I didn’t think I was going to make it back, so I’m delighted.
Jockey Paul Hanagan (R) pulled off a surprise victory at Newmarket on Saturday
‘It was a tough time but days like this make it all worthwhile.’
The 27-runner Cambridgeshire is one of the toughest