IT wasn’t a headline week for British racing but half a dozen performances are worthy of consideration.

Grade 1 winner Champ (140) made a winning chasing debut at Newbury. He travelled and jumped well, was clever at fences when he needed to be, hit his customary flat spot turning for home, but was soon well in command. The performance, while solid on the clock, was more about what he has the potential to be rather than being particularly striking on the day.