Salubrious win for Nicholls
Salubrious ran on well to take the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle for Paul Nicholls and jockey Harry Derham.
Reigning champion trainer Nicholls had been made to wait until the penultimate race of the Festival to taste his first victory.
The maestro of Ditcheat had had a Festival to forget but he finally got himself on the board as the six-year-old stayed on from way off the pace to land the spoils.
Double Ross and Stopped Out attempted to set the pace and both had every chance as the race began in earnest with two flights to negotiate.
Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge fared best of that pair and kept on determinedly but he could not repel the winner as he flew past him, and having given his all, he eventually completed the race in third.
Nagpur stayed on to be a never-nearer second, with Make Your Mark back in fourth.
Gevrey Chambertin was the subject of a substantial gamble, though the bookmakers were never in with too many doubts as he was hard at work from a relatively early stage.