Lamool has proved a useful chaser since joining us from France, but we have looked to exploit his novice status over hurdles this term and, following a very easy win at Aintree last month, he followed up with an effortless win at Newton Abbot yesterday.

Ridden once again by Richard Johnson, he made all the running and, despite getting in close at the second last, he never came under pressure to score as he pleased.

He is now likely to return to chasing, with the Lord Mildmay Memorial handicap chase back at Newton Abbot his target next month.