Ever-consistent One World floored all the big names to win the R3-million Sun Met over 2000m at Kenilworth on Saturday.
The Captain Al colt (15-1) silenced those critics who said he would not see out 2000m in top company when he outstayed Rainbow Bridge (4-1).
Head Honcho set an honest pace just like last year, but MJ Byleveld took One World past him and into the lead early in the straight.
Rainbow Bridge had turned for home third, and Ryan Moore quickly moved him up to do battle.
At the 200m mark he looked odds on to go on and score a repeat Met win.
But not for the first time in his career One World fought back doggedly once headed, and got back up to win by a neck.
“It means the world to me. The hard work has paid off. When Rainbow Bridge came up it brought out the fight in him” said Byleveld, who was scoring his first Met win.
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