Clan des Obeaux made it back-to-back wins in the King George VI Chase with a dominant victory at Kempton.
Sam Twiston-Davies’s mount came to the front of the field with two fences left and the 11-2 chance went well clear to win by 21 lengths.
It gives trainer Paul Nicholls a record-extending 11th win in the prestigious Boxing Day race.
The 5-4 favourite Cyrname, also from the Nicholls yard, was a distant second and never looked entirely comfortable.
But the winner, who was second at Down Royal on his only start this season in November, looked the fresher and jumped superbly.
More to follow.