Bravery claimed a narrow victory from race favourite Oh This Is Us in the Lincoln Handicap as the new Flat season got under way at Doncaster.
The 20-1 shot, ridden by Daniel Tudhope and trained by David O'Meara, denied Ryan Moore a fourth win of the day.
The jockey had earlier secured a 575-1 treble - on Ballet Concerto in the Spring Mile Handicap, Tupi in the Cammidge Trophy Stakes and Kool Kompany in the Doncaster Mile Stakes.
Donncha was third, with Gabrial fourth.
"He was held up slightly on the far side of the field, so to get that win was a real result," O'Meara told ITV.
"It means an awful lot. You like to hit the ground running - sometimes you come here and loads of bubbles are burst, but it's nice to win. It tells you you've probably done the right thing over the winter."