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Paul Hanagan springs Majestic surprise victory in Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket

By Marcus Townend For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 23:57 BST, 26 September 2020 | Updated: 23:57 BST, 26 September 2020

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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

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

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