The Worlds End slams rivals for emphatic win after Lil Rockerfeller crashes out
The Worlds End made up for his defeat last time out with an easy success over the Paul Nicholls-trained Ibis Du Rheu after Lil Rockerfeller crashed out of contention early on.
The seven-year-old, a Grade 1 winner over hurdles as a novice, made the running alongside Lil Rockerfeller but was out on his own after the Neil King-trained gelding unseated Wayne Hutchinson at the second fence.
The Tom George-trained runner, a winner on his debut over fences at Chepstow in October, drew clear up the home straight after Ibis Du Rheu put in a couple of sticky jumps to land the 3m1½f contest by 26 lengths.
George said: "He loves good ground. We'll enjoy today and see where we end up. We got him going early this year and it's nice to have some decent ground. Hopefully we'll have some in the spring. He was very good today, he's a proper staying horse."
Lil Rockerfeller, winner of his last three starts over fences, left a leg at the first fence down the side before galloping loose alongside the three other runners.
Betway cut the emphatic winner to 14-1 (from 25), while Paddy Power shortened him to 16-1 (from 33) for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
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