Arguably the stand out performance of the weekend came at Cheltenham on the Saturday in the Grade Two Cotswalds Chase where Nicky Henderson's Santini put in a very gritty performance to land the contest.
He had only been seen once this season before his run on Saturday and at the start of the term he was a strong fancy for the Gold Cup but off the back of his seasonal bow he drifted in the market.
The eight year old went to Kempton in November for the Listed Intermediate Chase eventually doing enough to land the contest but made very hard work of it in a weak field of runners.
It seemed as though his trainer had got him spot on and he looked a much improved animal to dig in up the hill and take the spoils.
He can backed for the Gold Cup at around 6/1 or 7/1 now after previously being a bigger 10/1 before winning nicely at the weekend.