Back on good ground, Verdana Blue proved her sharp turn of foot really is one to be reckoned with under young Connor Brace in the Scottish Champion Hurdle.
One of two in the race for current Champion Trainer Nicky Henderson after Mister Fisher was confirmed as a non-runner beforehand, the seven-year-old mare who beat dual Champion Hurdler Buveur D'Air on this surface back in December, absolutely blitzed the field up the run-in.
The race unfolded into a bit like a five furlong sprint; she picked up best of all, and was mightily impressive after jumping the last and was certainly not for catching.
Despite heavily dependent on the going, she really is a testament to the efforts at Seven Burrows this season. It may not be a Championship winning campaign for Henderson, but Verdana Blue has certainly provided him and his team with plenty of memorable days this term.