Jockey Jamie Spencer shrugged off a bad fall on the eve of York's Dante meeting by claiming a winner at Beverley.
The 2005 champion jockey must have feared for his participation at the big three-day fixture on the Knavesmire once he was unseated from Panama Cat in the opening five-furlong maiden.
Spencer fleetingly remained motionless on the turf, but was later declared fit enough to take his three remaining mounts, of which Bridgehampton was a game winner of the Beverley Middle Distance Series Handicap.
The Michael Bell-trained three-year-old was never too far off a stop-start pace initiated by Henry George and galloped earnestly clear two furlongs out.
Cheviot Quest briefly threatened, but succumbed by four lengths to the 3-1 favourite, who was stepping up to a mile and a half for the first time in his short career.
Spencer said: "I'm a bit sore, but I'm OK (for York).
"It was a bad race, but his dam is a half-sister to Fame And Glory and he was always going to improve for the step up in trip."
Mick Easterby is another for whom the Dante meeting cannot come quick enough as Hoof It is set to run in Wednesday's Duke of York Stakes.
The much-discussed sprinter is owned by golfer Lee Westwood and his agent, Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler, who were on the scoresheet with On The Hoof in the Nosebag Cafeteria Maiden Stakes.
The grey son of Monsieur Bond hugged the far rail in the hands of Paul Mulrennan to take the not inconsiderable scalp of 5-6 favourite Courage by a nose.
David Easterby, son of the Sheriff Hutton handler, said: "The second horse got a bad run, but we stuck to the far side and it worked out well."
Chandler later tweeted that he had backed On The Hoof (14-1) in a treble bet along with Hoof It and Hoofalong, who runs in a York maiden on Wednesday.
Ian McInnes also celebrated a well-executed plan when Top Notch Tonto struck in the TurfTV Betting Shop Service Maiden Stakes.
Easily recognisable by his four white legs, the chestnut son of Thousand Words was a good fourth over course and distance last Monday.
And despite his trainer's fears this assignment could have been a bridge too far, Paddy Mathers' companion showed a nice shift of gear to account for Pearl Noir by a length and a half.
McInnes said of the 17-2 winner: "My worry was I'd rushed him after last week, but I knew he'd appreciate the ground.
"I think he'll get further than five furlongs, but I don't know what we'll do with him now."
Made In The Shade (5-1) and jockey Amy Ryan then coped best with a challenging crosswind to take the Fantastic Prizes At Lucky In Love Selling Stakes.
Paul Midgley's inmate went for broke three furlongs out, and never really looked like being overtaken by 5-2 favourite Red Shadow, who was half a length away.
Midgley, who bought back the three-year-old filly for £5,200, said: "Her heart's in the right place and she'll run when there's races for her."
Mercers Row (11-4) is also unlikely to be haphazardly campaigned after registering a second win on the spin in the Annie Oxtoby Memorial Handicap.
Joint-owner Keith Fitzsimons said: "It's out of this world that we've won two races with him this season, but we'll take our time with him now."
Carragold will, by contrast, be a regular presence this summer after reversing course form with Toto Skyllachy in the Beverley Racecourse Is Perfect For Weddings Handicap.
Mel Brittain's six-year-old (11-4 favourite) was 6lb better off following a narrow defeat last Monday, and this time streaked nearly four lengths clear.
Brittain's representative, Ron Forsyth, said: "We'll keep going with him now and try to strike when the iron's hot."
Fisher brought proceedings to an unexpected conclusion by winning the Best UK Racecourses On TurfTV Handicap at odds of 25-1 under Adrian Nicholls.
However, Nicholls was subsequently banned for two days (May 29-30) for using his whip above the permitted level.