Al Ferof came home in splendid isolation at odds of 9/4 to win the biggest race in the Huntingdon Racecourse calendar.

The grey, having his first run for Dan Skelton and ridden by the trainer’s brother Harry, claimed a 40-length victory in the Betfred Peterborough Chase last Sunday.

The margin of success was greatly exaggerated by the final fence fall of market rival Ptit Zig although the 10 year-old was already on top and heading for an eighth graded success of his career at the time.

Pepite Rose was a distant second while defending champion Wishfull Thinking came home a remote third after attempting to blaze a trail from the front before tiring.

The other big race on the card, a Listed mares bumper named after trainer Henrietta Knight, was won by odds-on favourite La Bague Au Roi for the combination of trainer Warren Greatrex and jockey Gavin Sheehan.