Over the years, the all weather tracks have all thrown up,their share of course specialists, but Gabrial The Thug must be right up their with the most prolific in recent times having now posted seven course and distance wins at Wolverhampton.

Tonight he was given a copybook ride by SDS, who was partnering the 7yr old for the first time.

Always prominent, he kept pushing from two down and got his reward when he hit the front in the final half furlong.