ACTIVIAL (FR) ran out a sixteen length winner of the valuable Graduation Chase at Haydock on Saturday for owner Roger Brookhouse. He jumped well out in front under Tom Scudamore and proved tremendously game when headed approaching the penultimate fence. The race has produced several smart horses in previous years so hopefully he will also continue on an upward curve now his problems look to be behind him.

FANFAN DU SEUIL (FR) put up an impressive display at Exeter yesterday to win the 2m Juvenile Hurdle for the Crossed Fingers Partnership. He travelled powerfully throughout and quickened away from his rivals nicely after the last despite having a good look around in front. He will have a fairly quiet winter with a view to stepping up in class in the Spring.