Silviniaco Conti exorcised the memories of a couple of poor performances when returning to his best to win the Betfair Chase.
Ascot racecourse in Berkshire was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, and hosts Royal Ascot over five days in June, home to 16 Group races. National Hunt racing also takes place on the course in winter.
1st Fletchers Flyer 11/10F
2nd Parish Business 7/2
None (All 6 Ran)
1st Dark Spirit 2/1F
2nd Cove 8/1
3rd Woodland Walk 5/1
Grape Tree Flame (10 Ran)
1st Croco Bay 8/1
2nd Lancetto 10/1
3rd Christopher Wren 14/1
None (All 10 Ran)
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.
There will be £9000 up for grabs in next Saturday's Sporting Life Pick 6 after a rollover on Saturday.
Philip Fenton has been disqualified from holding a trainer's licence for three years following an Irish Turf Club hearing.
Ballycasey swept the opposition aside with a slick display of jumping from the front to take the feature race at Gowran Park.
Aubusson made just about every yard of the running to win the Betfair Fixed Brush Handicap Hurdle under Lizzie Kelly.
The rest of the news from Ascot, where Ruby Walsh renewed an old acquaintance with Harry Fry to winning effect.
The rest of the news from Haydock, where Nicky Henderson and Barry Geraghty struck first with Vasco Du Ronceray.