Vino Griego continued his rebirth as a serious racehorse by collecting his second victory in a row in the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Chase at Ascot.
While Gary Moore's gelding had shown such promise in bumpers, it was not until his 18th attempt over fences that he finally won at Cheltenham last month.
Moore's son Jamie produced the 11-4 favourite with immaculate timing and drove him two and a half lengths clear of the Grand National prospect Cappa Bleu.
Moore snr, who went on to a big across-the-card double when Well Refreshed won at Haydock, said: "We're not training him differently, we're maybe riding him a bit differently, but his whole attitude has changed. He's looking like the horse we always thought he could be.
"We'll look at the novice handicap chase at Cheltenham (Pulteney Land Investments), if he qualifies."
The runner-up Cappa Bleu, as well as third-placed Saint Are and The Rainbow Hunter (fourth) are all being prepared for the John Smith's Grand National.
Cappa Bleu's trainer Evan Williams said there was only "one day" for his horse, while Tim Vaughan and Kim Bailey were satisfied with efforts from their respective horses on ground which was unsuitably soft for them.
23 May 2015Luck be a Lady for Burke
Gleneagles tees off at Curragh
Stars dazzles at Goodwood
Dettori receives golden ticket
Tudhope suffers Haydock blow
Gatsby in great form for Gold run
O'Brien banking on Found progress
Sole seeking home success
Remote makes Festival return
Force back for Temple test
22 May 2015Paris in Sandown shake-up
Ivawood targets Guineas revenge
Brooch aiming to sparkle again
Dods hoping Angel can soar
Cumani hangs fire as Dubai dazzles
Dods hoping for Angel delight
Epicuris team seek dispensation
Treve buzzing for Corrida comeback
No going concerns for Gatsby
Gleneagles spearheads Guineas field
Power to stay in Ireland
Muthmir earmarked for Haydock date
21 May 2015Ground concerns for Pretend
Ball back on duty at Worcester
Ground key to Boy Gold run
Fitz up against it for Galway
Hobbs to race in Godolphin blue
Haggas has plenty to Wonder about
Straight to Ascot for Rizeena
Curragh all set for big weekend
Byron in Greenlands hunt
Sandown or Epsom options for Spring
O'Brien looks to Tapestry
Europe the 'horse of a lifetime'
Legatissimo in Oaks reckoning
20 May 2015Top fillies given Irish Derby entry
Girl could spark Ascot dreams
Coolmore acquire Pharoah rights
Cirrus leads Longchamp septet
Time called on Europe career
Doyle set for Kazeem Gold run
RMG and ARC announce joint venture
Lyons planning dual Guineas raid
Albany aim for Spanish
Maarek team wait on ground
Birdcage takes flight at Dundalk
Gatsby tops Tattersalls entry
Great expectations in Needler
Karakontie likely to bypass Ascot
Devonshire added to Guineas field
Arod in Ascot frame
Elm team have high hopes
Varian retains Belardo faith
Ground to decide Power aim