An exhausting renewal saw Potters Corner see off the gritty challenge of Ms Parfois, to land the Listed Martson’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter.
A field of 19 went to post for this 4 ¼ mile race, which took place in strong winds.
As the race got underway, it was Milansbar who led from Dawson City and Bryony Frost had soon moved her partner into a clear lead.
As the field raced down the back for the first time, Milansbar led Ms Parfois, with Smooth Stepper and Dawson City next and Chef D’Oeuvre.
There was little change, as the field passed the stands and headed out on their second circuit, with Milansbar still leading at a steady pace.
Ms Parfois went on with Regal Flow and Smooth Stepper and Kilkishen, as Milansbar dropped back and the field left the back straight once again.
With a circuit to race, Ms Parfois led, with Back To The Thatch, while Milansbar and Dell’ Arca dropped back and American was pulled up.
Ms Parfois took the fifth last with back To The Thatch and Dawson City, with Potters Corner, Get On The Yaeger and Folsome Blue. Further back, Chef D’Oeuvre pulled up.
Back To The Thatch turned for home and took the fourth last with Ms Parfois and Potters Corner, with Get On The Yaeger next.
Three from home and Ms Parfois and Potters Corner went on as Back To The Thatch cracked.
Potters Corner and Ms Parfois took the second last together and battled to the last, where the former made an error. Further back Back To The Thatch fell at the last.
Both horses were desperately tired, but it was Potters Corner and James Bowen who had the better resolve and saw off Ms Parfois to deliver a big victory for trainer Christian Williams.
Get On The Yaeger plugged on for third, with Prime Venture fourth and Dawson City fifth. Folsome Blue was the last of six to complete.