The Omen has really improved for the switch to the larger obstacles and front-running tactics and he made it two wins from three starts over fences with a facile success at Lingfield Park on Tuesday under Alan Johns.

Always travelling well and jumping soundly, if a little to the right, he never really looked in danger and came home by 12 lengths, despite being fully 13lbs higher in the handicap than when winning his first race under rules at Worcester last month.    He could make a quick bid to follow up back over hurdles at Fakenham next week.

I was pleased to see Belize run very well on his racecourse debut on Sunday, finishing third in tiring ground at Ffos Las, whilst Champagne Chaser certainly deserves to win his bumper, having finished runner-up today for the second time this season in a Ludlow bumper.  It looked a stronger race than the one he contested on his reappearance and hopefully he can make another step forward to win next time before going novice hurdling.