Western Ryder made it back-to-back wins after claiming victory in the British Stallion Studs EBF "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Having unseated on his first start over hurdles at Stratford, the Warren Greatrex-trained 5-2 shot followed up his success at Chepstow when mastering Grade Two bumper winner Lalor by two lengths in the two-mile-one-furlong contest.
Greatrex said: "It was not a great start to his hurdling career, but he is getting better and better. He was very slick there, although he got in a bit close to the last.
"He is a smart horse and like Richard Johnson said, two miles on this sort of ground is fine but in the spring I'm looking at going two and a half as he stays very well.
"The Sidney Banks (at Huntingdon) is a possibility, but whether I save him to go and two and a half when I come back here I don't know."
Sizing Tennessee put two non-completions behind him in staying on in dour fashion to take the Horse Comes First Novices' Chase.
After parting company with Bryan Cooper on his last two starts, the Gold Cup-winning rider galvanised the Colin Tizzard-trained nine-year-old to his first victory of the season, finding plenty to hold off Duel At Dawn by six lengths.
Tizzard said of the 2-1 winner: "We never thought he had an issue with his jumping until he fell this year. The horse lost his nerve a bit after his first fall and he was a bit guessy today.
"He has got a big, powerful engine. He has got that big, long stride and he will be good on spring ground."
He added: "We will probably run him a couple more times and he could be an RSA horse or a National Hunt Chase horse - those are the two races you would look at."
Smaoineamh Alainn (7-1) continued her upward curve when completing a hat-trick with victory in the Catesby Handicap Hurdle.
The five-year-old made it three from three since being switched to hurdles, putting in a smooth round of jumping before defeating Remiluc by two lengths.
Winning trainer Robert Walford said: "She has always shown us lots at home so we thought we would have a go and see what happens.
"She is a beautiful filly and James Best gave her a great ride. He was as cool as you like.
"The most important race of the season for her is a fillies' Listed race at Doncaster in February. If she gets black type, that is great."
Ms Parfois (9-2) opened her account over fences in the CF Roberts Electrical & Mechanical Services Mares' Handicap Chase.
The Anthony Honeyball-trained six-year-old built on her debut third over fences at Uttoxeter when wearing down long-time leader Theatre Territory late on before obliging by a length under Noel Fehily.
The Beaminster handler said: "She did well over hurdles and she did surprise us how well she did.
"Noel Fehily was in toppish gear all the way round. Her jumping was super and it was nice to have something to aim at. We always thought chasing would be her game.
"I suppose with the mares' programme we will just keep looking around. It sounds lofty, but she might squeak into a Welsh National another year if she progresses."
Robinsfirth (7-4) stayed on determinedly to win the Unicoin Group Handicap Chase.
Only five lined up for the valuable prize and those who did take their chance will have been delighted at a great chance of winning a nice pot.
In the end it was Tizzard's eight-year-old, who was given quotes for the Grand National post-race, who proved once again that stamina is his forte. He jumped nicely throughout for Robbie Power before taking up the running in the straight.
Shanroe Santos was a two-length second and a mistake at the penultimate fence put paid to any chance he may have had.
Tizzard said: "He's always had a huge amount of talent, I think he's reached his powers in life.
"When he was in deep for a big horse he was neat and tidy, he extended well and is a good horse.
"For a Cheltenham race and for the money it was the best chance he's ever going to get here, especially when the favourite came out earlier.
"I wanted to run him in the Welsh National, but the owners didn't want to go this year so we took him out.
"They are so happy, I mentioned the National but they both said no!."