Tom O'Brien stole the riding honours at Ffos Las with 159/1 treble on Pension Plan, Bobowen and Steel City.
Tom O'Brien took the riding honours at Ffos Las with 159/1 treble on Pension Plan, Bobowen and Steel City.
Last Updated: 28/03/13 6:15pm
The star was of his trio was Cheltenham also-ran Bobowen, who bounced back to form with a convincing win in the Saxton Drilling Handicap Hurdle at Ffos Las.
Galvanised by a return to the smaller obstacles after being pulled up over fences at the Festival, the seven-year-old put his rivals to the sword in some style.
O'Brien made his challenge on the 7/1 chance to lead between the final two flights and powered away to score by 11 lengths.
Pension Plan (3/1 joint-favourite) overcame a mistake two out to claim the Walters UK Handicap Hurdle.
Then Steel City (4/1), trained by Paul Henderson, capped O'Brien's day with an eight-length success over Thomas Junior in the EPS Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race.
Adam Wedge was in double-winning form thanks to Fishing Bridge and Firebird Flyer.
The 3lb claimer was coolness personified on Firebird Flyer (5/2) as he kept the Evan Williams-trained six-year-old out of shot as Night Safe attempted to make all of the running in the Tanners Wines Handicap over three miles.
After making smooth progress in the straight with four fences to jump, Firebird Flyer led approaching the last and pulled three lengths clear of the veteran Victory Gunner in second and Night Safe third.
"He ran well last time and was given half a chance by the handicapper," said Williams.
"I was delighted with the little horse. He's won three for us this season now."