HE looked the headline act of the evening beforehand and Moon Over Germany duly lived up to that billing with a display of some substance in the Hollymount Nursing Home Chase to lead home a Henry de Bromhead one-two.

On his first start since the Punchestown Festival, the Philip Reynolds-owned Aintree winner produced a quality round under Rachael Blackmore to justify 13/8 favouritism. The eight-year-old looked to be on excellent terms with himself for his first start of the season and could be set for an industrious campaign on this evidence.