SOFT or heavy going has held sway over jumps in Ireland and Britain since long before Christmas, but conditions were not so bad at Doncaster on Saturday, especially over fences.

Mister Fisher had to show plenty of speed to win the Grade 2 Lightning Novices’ Chase by a length from Al Dancer, form which puts both of them well up the two-mile novice chasing tree on 151 and 148 after quite quick late splits are factored in.