Arguably the performance of the weekend was given by the Dan Skelton trained Allmankind under a super ride by Harry Skelton to land his second Grade One event of his career.
Having been trained on the flat before his national hunt career many thought that the four year old would stay over hurdles but his handler made the decision to take him over fences this term and it is a move that has paid off.
Having been disappointing at Cheltenham over hurdles on his seasonal debut, Skelton sent him to Warwick next for his chase debut and he bolted up by 13 lengths.
The form of that win had since been franked with second placed Zanza winning next time out at Newbury in a Handicap Chase and it set him up perfectly for the Grade One event.
Taking on a decent field of runners that included the likeable Hitman for Paul Nicholls and Grade Two winner Eldorado Allen for Colin Tizzard, Allmankind went from the front in his normal front running style and was not for catching.
For a horse coming from the flat, his jumping is absolutely superb and his sectionals for his run have came back quicker than that of the Tingl Creek, which is very impressive.
He has now been given the Arkle as his main target at the Cheltenham festival.