What better way to start the week than Kempton on a Monday, and as predicted it began with Nicky Henderson dominating proceedings.
Brain Power is an imposing type of horse and stood out in the pre parade ring, he has a presence about him, but he is far from the finished article as he proved after the last wandering around on his own, before the false rail lead him back towards his rivals.
Once with them he powered home in the style of a good horse and it seems as if he has put some tidy rivals in their place as there was a lot to like about Two Taffs and Theos Charm as well before the race. It looked before the race like a good novice on paper and they were certainly motoring home.
Vaniteux took best turned out in the second race and it was not hard ot see why. He is a gorgeous looking individual who outclassed his opposition from the moment he walked into the ring until the moment hes stretched Nico De Boinvilles arms pulling him up.
It was a foot perfect round and when he quickened round the turn the race was over in a matter of strides. Stephanie Frances found the change of pace two much and departed the contest three out and it was left to Qewy to pursue the runner away leader in vain.
A superb leap at the last sealed the victory and Vaniteux sauntered up the run in to win as he liked.
Polly Peachum headed the market as an odds on favourite for the feature race on the card the OLBG Mares Hurdle. Sent off at 1/2 fav she was ridden patiently in the midfield before making ground off of the turn, yet a look in behind them saw a smooth travelling Morello Royale for Aidan Coleman.
The two of them sprinted down to the last where Morello Royale got the upper hand, driven right out she was well on top at the line for the inform Tizzard team and Polly Peachum was a beaten favourite of the race again.
David Bass didnt have to wait long for compensation as Gallery Exhibition was the next to show his class in the middle distance chase final, getting the better of the front running Risk a Fine heading down to two out and staying on powerfully.
The last to races of the card were signs of whats to come as they were taken by the riding sensations that are Mr David Noonan for his boss David Pipe and the youngster Harry Cobden.
Mr Noonan must have some clock in his head as it looked like Lady of Longstone had gone too soon, she started to come back to the field two out as Will Kennedy started to mke his Presence Felt, but they found more heading to the last where Presence Felt stumbled on landing and left Lady of Longstone in command.
The get out stakes was just that, as the extremely well backed Presenting Arms (who was a spare ride for the super stylish Harry Cobden, and an armcahir one at that) led at the second and never saw another rival before easing home for an ultimatley cosy success.