I was delighted to see Truckers Benefit deliver on the promise he has shown on numerous occasions in the past at Plumpton yesterday, getting his head in front for the first time in the handicap chase under a well-judged ride from Richard Johnson.

Truckers had derived plenty of benefit from his reappearance run at the same course the previous month and, after a good round of jumping at what can prove a tricky track for novices, he held on well up the straight to win.

The handicapper is unlikely to put him up too far given the front three finished well-grouped and hopefully, with the confidence gained from the run, he can go in again next time.

That win has taken us to 50 for the season so far, which is a tremendous achievement from the horses and all the staff – I hope we can at least double the tally by season’s end!