Bravery made a fairytale start to his career for David O’Meara. He claimed a narrow victory from race favourite Oh This Is Us in the Lincoln Handicap as the new Flat season got under way at Doncaster.

The 20-1 shot, ridden by Daniel Tudhope and trained by David O’Meara, denied Ryan Moore a fourth win on the raceday.

The jockey had earlier secured a 575-1 treble – on Ballet Concerto in the Spring Mile Handicap, Tupi in the Cammidge Trophy Stakes and Kool Kompany in the Doncaster Mile Stakes.

Donncha was (7-1) was another neck away in third, with 2015 Lincoln winner Gabrial (16-1) just half a length away in fourth.

According to analysts, the relief from the betting industry as Bravery’s last-gasp success defied a Ryan Moore four-timer was palpable.They could have done without a massive pay-out on combination bets on Moore’s mounts a week before the potential uncertainties of the Grand National.

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