DESPITE wandering around in front, Is It Me made light work of scoring a six-length success for jockey Mark Bradburne in the Crush Communications Juvenile Novices' Hurdle at Bangor last Friday.
The tentative plan for the chestnut - sent off as the 8-13 favourite - is a tilt at Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham next March.
Backing the outsider of three paid dividends in the Browns of Chester Novices' Steeplechase.
Cardington was always handy for David O'Meara and the 13-2 shot battled resolutely to hold off Wiscalitus by half a length on the run in.
Ellerslie Tom, the 4-5 favourite, led throughout the City of Manchester Stadium Novices' Hurdle and had the opposition well strung out to win unchallenged by 17-lengths for jockey Tom O'Brien.
The Peppered Sprout Novices' Handicap Steeplechase developed into a two-horse contest between Lost In The Snow and Mooramana.
After jumping the last almost in unison Russ Garritty urged his mount, the 8-1 chance Moorama ahead to score a one and a quarter length victory.
Dancing Hill justified support to start the 11-8 favourite in the rippleffect.com Handicap Hurdle Race. She stayed on gamely and held off Fu Manchu to win going away by one and three quarter lengths.
The meeting was attended by a crowd of 4,390 and closed with the Cobham Murphy Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle and an exciting finish between Very Special One and Little Task who prevailed by a head on the line.