Ante-post Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen toyed with his rivals in the Coral Hurdle at Ascot.
The New One landed the odds in the Betfair Price Rush Hurdle, triggering money-back returns for Sky Bet punters.
Ruby Walsh and Paul Nicholls were back in the winning vein together as Al Ferof took the Amlin 1965 Chase at Ascot.
Aubusson made just about every yard of the running to win the Betfair Fixed Brush Handicap Hurdle under Lizzie Kelly.
The early news from Ascot, where Ruby Walsh renewed an old acquaintance with Harry Fry to take the opener.
The early news from Haydock, where Nicky Henderson and Barry Geraghty struck first with Vasco Du Ronceray.
Four Seasons led home a Godolphin one-two as he claimed the 32Red Conditions Stakes at Lingfield.
Matt Brocklebank deputises for Ben Linfoot in the Value Bet chair and has a couple of selections at Haydock on Saturday.
Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature action from Haydock Park.
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