FORMER champion jockey Ryan Moore showed all his class with a last to first ride aboard Top Diktat at Windsor Racecourse on Monday.

Top Diktat was chasing a four-timer in the feature handicap following two wins on the all-weather polytrack surface at Kempton Park, and success at Newbury Racecourse.

Despite a 17-pound rise in the handicap since his first win back in January, the six-year-old was sent off at 9-4, with favourite backers never having a moments worry.

Moore held his mount up in the last trio before making his move well over two furlongs out and closing to lead inside the final 200-yards.

Top Diktat needed to be driven out inside the closing stages but had a length and a quarter to spare over 20-1 long shot Starwatch at the line.

Number One London [5-1] stayed on inside the closing stages to finish a further head back in third position.

Cosette produced the most impressive performance in testing conditions at the Berkshire track to land the final race on the card.

Unsuccessful in three maiden races last season Cosette was stepped up to a mile and a half by her trainer Henry Candy and she appeared to relish every yard of the trip.

The 9-4 favourite challenged for the lead entering the home straight and drew clear inside the final furlong to succeed by four lengths from Yeah Baby [7-2] in second position.

Even money jolly Justice Good was never really threatened in the opening maiden stakes over the minimum distance of five furlongs.

He had the benefit of a run over his main market rival and second-placed Dougal [5-4] but once shaken up in the final furlong never looked like relinquishing a one-length lead.

Half an hour later, favourite backers were rewarded again as Man Of Harlech [5-4] got the better of a long dual up the home straight with second-placed Principle Equation.

Man Of Harlech was driven to lead inside the final furlong by jockey David Probert and stayed on well to win by three quarters of length at the winning post.

The unraced Principle Equation put up an eye-catching run in second with the duo eight lengths clear of third-placed Curbyourenthusiasm [6-1].

Honor Bound was the biggest priced winner on the night when landing a maiden over a mile and a quarter at odds of 14-1.

Micras, owned by Her Majesty The Queen, would have been a popular winner but could only finish in fifth position as Honor Bound was ridden out by Andrea Atzeni to score by a length.

Black Shadow [7-2] was just out-paced as the runner-up with Tioga Pass [20-1] completing the one-two-three.

Finally, Running Deer provided five-pound claiming jockey Louis Steward with a first win at Windsor Racecourse in a handicap over a mile and a half.

The 5-1 chance was held up behind the leading pack and was going best when shaken up to lead inside the final furlong. Steward had to shake his mount up to assert late on but was eased in the dying strides for a three-quarter length win over runner-up Wilhana [9-2].

Racing returns to Royal Windsor Racecourse on Bank Holiday Monday. The ‘Family Fun Day’ includes a seven-race card, which begins at 2.25pm and features a class three handicap over a mile.

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