Merseyside silver medalist Presentandcounting franked the form of Ruthless Article further when winning his second start since his Aintree second last month at Cartmel on Monday afternoon under Brian Hughes.
Donald McCain’s seven-year-old maintained his consistent start to chasing in Cumbria to tot up a trio of wins over the larger obstacles and attain a sixth career success in the process, easily seeing off Phillip Hobbs’s No Comment.
He romped home in easy fashion despite a 10lb rise in the weights, meaning the size of his last two victories has equated to 30-lengths.
Now operating at 75% since his switch to chasing, the form line from his runner-up in Liverpool last month will make pleasant reading for Rebecca Curtis.
Her Definite Article gelding won at the third start of asking tackling fences under Sean Bowen and has yet to be seen since.