SATURDAY’S card at Sandown was dominated by the two two-mile chases, with Ainchea (112 timefigure), A Hare Breath (143) and Benbens (130) some way back, but the same venue’s Friday card had featured an out-of-the-ordinary performance that seems to have been missed by some.

Sussex Ranger was game and consistent if nothing special on the flat but he already looks a good deal better than that over hurdles.