The first horse that took the eye this week was the Tom Lacey trained Blow Your Wad who travelled much the best in the Novices' Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday but could not see off strong favourite Leave Of Absence.
A smart bumper horse last term when finishing second on debut in January at Warwick behind the highly talented Luccia for Nicky Henderson and backing that up with another good second behind a promising type for Paul Nicholls.
Sent into the Grade Two bumper at Aintree's Grand National meeting when last seen he was a valiant fourth of 18 in a bunched finish.
Travelling strongly, jumping well when seen on hurdles debut he looks an exceptional talent that will come on for the run and although being beaten, he was clear of the third by 10 lengths.
He will be winning races very soon.