John Ferguson's Bordoni delivered the stand-out performance at Market Rasen when cantering nine lengths clear in the Worthingtons Juvenile Maiden Hurdle.
Second on his first outing since leaving Mark Johnston on the Flat, Bordoni then ran out when in the lead at Ludlow, but jockey Denis O'Regan was not ruling out a fair showing at one of the spring festival meetings after the 1-2 favourite flew straight and true over his obstacles to win.
"It was fierce unfortunate that day, but he came out of the race OK and came through this with flying colours. I was delighted with him," said O'Regan, who was asked if his mount might be a prospect for the Fred Winter at Cheltenham.
He added: "Without going overboard, you'd have to say he'd have a squeak in a race like that. Maybe Aintree might suit him better, but we'll see. His best form for Mark Johnston was on quick ground and I'm convinced he'll do better on top of the ground. He just could be a really nice prospect on better ground."
Richard Johnson had been due to ride at abandoned Sedgefield but it was worth him re-routing to Lincolnshire as he pushed Gallox Bridge out for a ready victory in the Magners Golden Draught Novices' Chase.
Tim Vaughan's 7-4 favourite, who ultimately scored by 14 lengths, had not tried fences before but set a good standard on his hurdling form.
The EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle looked quite a strong affair and it boiled down to a cracking finish between the 9-4 joint-favourites as Lucy Wadham's Le Reve eventually wore down the leader Up To Something.
Newmarket-based Wadham has lofty aspirations for this giant gelding told Racing UK: "He is 17 hands and two, he's very leggy and we were worried it would be sharp enough round here, but the softer ground has helped him. I would think he will run in the final of this race at Sandown now.
"He's a half-brother to Join Together, who I'm hoping will win the Grand National, and hopefully that's where we'll be in another three years."
A snowstorm had appeared by the time of the Corona Extra Novices' Handicap Hurdle, but the weather and a 10lb rise in the weights could not thwart the in-form Henry Daly and his representative Winds And Waves (4-1).
24 October 2014Sir Max clinches Mercury gold
Full marks for Bangor schooling
Milky Way on another planet
O'Brien targets another Trophy
Hurricane in hat for Morgiana
Buick happy as a Star is born
King ace back in the Old routine
Ballyalton out for the season
McCoy makes Chepstow return
Hutchinson sits out weekend action
Botti seeking Astrelle celebration
Balding sweet on Park chance
Walker hoping for Glorious victory
Times out to make Newbury headlines
Cheltenham honour leading figures
Moore keen on Adelaide chance
Stevens back for Breeders'
Johnson Houghton fined
Duke lords it at Carlisle
Southwell first for O'Brien
Fenton fined over steroids
Buywise on the money at Ludlow
Lockinge the big plan for Toormore
Stone ruled out of Old Roan
Wetherby likely for First run
Elm tops Trophy octet
23 October 2014Fenton guilty of drugs possession
Williams hoping for Max power
Harty biding his time with Lane
Clonmel aim for Baily
Jezki possible for Morgiana bow
Harrington expects Naylor to shine
Gosden a Fan of Newmarket scorer
Northern aces face off in Cumbria
Murphy plagued by shoulder injury
Dynaste charts direct Haydock route
O'Brien outlines Breeders' plans
Wetherby-bound Taquin to duck Power
High hopes for Adelaide run
Gilgamboa waits on ground
Dandino misses Cup date
22 October 2014December date for Balding memorial
Deputy outgunned at Fontwell
Whisky chasing Power spoils
Burke maps out Odeliz targets
Present sights set on Power prize
New category for all-weather champs
Moviesta has sales date
National aim for O'Neill star
Cheltenham on Ginge agenda
Lewis eyeing Dubai success
Henderson handed Ascot role
Panther given Breeders' go-ahead
Plain sailing for perfect Storm
Big Easy sets sail for Open fixture
Hall monitored for Giant Bolster
Stomachion in November frame
Hughes revels in 'sweet' success
BHA moves to address small fields
Connell turns to Heskin
Integral to race on next year
21 October 2014Storm breezes to Exeter victory
Moore concedes title to Hughes
Meade maps out gameplan for stars
Pele poised to tackle Hennessy
O'Neill sure of Taquin redemption
Heron seeking Great prize
Court to go on Trial
Saviour blow for Skelton
Dan makes chase debut
Moore waits on Grugy decision
O'Neill outlines That choices
Conn possible for Auction bid
Power team weigh up options
Bangor cancel schooling card
No rushing back for Long Run
Dynaste leads Old Roan contenders
Grands Crus retired
Exciting Berlais heads to Chepstow
Force handed Hong Kong mission