Paddy Brennan treated fans to an epic victory celebration in the finale to Paddy Power Gold Cup day.
The popular jockey stood up in his irons and punched the air in delight as Bonntay (2-1f) rounded off a successful afternoon.
The unbeaten horse had cruised into contention in the Listed Stirrups Restaurant And Cocktail Bar Evesham Mares' Open NH Flat Race.
Brennan brought her towards the stands rail and despite the four-year-old taking a good look around her, she had enough in reserve to repel Leading Theatre.
The front two were both trained locally by Fergal O'Brien, who was notching his 72nd winner of the campaign.
"It's always hard to get winners here. Having all the people back today has made it extra special," Brennan said.
"I was on the favourite in the last, everyone is going to back her and to send everyone home on a day like today has been brilliant.
"There's lots of pressure and we needs results to keep everyone in a job. Bonntay is very good, I think she will go to the Cheltenham Festival bumper now. I think she's good enough.
"It was tactical, I had to get going earlier than I wanted but it worked out well.
"This is the best place in the world."
Brennan ended the card how he had started it, entering the winners' enclosure on Knight Salute.
The rider again showed his emotion crossing the line, two-and-three-quarter lengths clear of the pack.
After the smooth JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle display, bookmakers Betfair halved the winner's price to 20-1 for the Festival equivalent.
Punters were quick to praise the jockey on social media and one said: "Paddy Brennan is a fantastic jockey. Should definitely get more top rides."
A second fan tweeted: "Such a nice performance from Knight Salute. Paddy Brennan celebrating, love to see it."
The feature of the event, the Paddy Power Gold Cup, went to northern raider Midnight Shadow.
The 9-1 shot was left clear by the fall of 2020 hero Coole Cody up the straight – and held pursuer Protektorat by three-quarters-of-a-length.
It capped a remarkable comeback for jockey Ryan Mania, who previously retired from race-riding.
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