The seven year old gelding had four runs last season winning three of them and only getting beat in a thriller at the Cheltenham festival in the Ballymore Novices Hurdle.
Champ started his season at Newbury in a 15 runner Class 2 Handicap Hurdle where he looked a class above the field that included some smart runners.
He went back to Newbury for his first taste of Grade One company and stayed on the best to take the Challow Novices Hurdle and be primed for a crack at the Ballymore at the festival.
He could only manage a narrow second to Irish raider City Island who stayed on better up the hill to take the spoils but it was still a highly credible run from Henderson's horses.
He finished off his season in superb style by picking up his second Grade One over hurdles in the Doom Bar Sefton Novices Hurdle at the Grand National meeting.
Champ was bought to be a chaser over three miles and on his debut over fences he was very impressive again again Newbury seeing off a decent field of runners showing plenty of temperament over the bigger obstacles.
He heads back to that track on Friday in the Berkshire Novices Chase and looks seriously the one to beat with him going to improve for his first run of the season.
His price of 11/8 will not be around forever with many in the field