CHAMPION Darwin trainer Gary Clarke is very good at keeping a lid on his emotions.

But on Saturday he was delighted with Autocratic’s one-length victory in the feature $22,000 bet365 Handicap (1300m).

The four-year-old timed his run beautifully to nudge ahead of runner-up Spielberg (for Angela Forster) at the 150m mark and stay in the lead.

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