The sky looks the limit for Vautour after last season's top novice hurdler made an impressive debut over fences in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase at Navan on Sunday.
A review of the rest of Sunday's action from Navan, where the Willie Mullins-trained Milsean claimed the opening I.N.H. Stallion Owners European Breeders Fund Maiden Hurdle.
Pencilhimin (20/1), a full-brother to 2006 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner War Of Attrition, foiled a gamble on Gallant Oscar when holding the heavily-backed 11/8 favourite in the Proudstown Handicap Hurdle at Navan.
Balbriggan put up an admirable front-running performance to land a gamble in the highly-competitive Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase.
Willie Mullins is set to unleash yet another hugely exciting novice chasing prospect at Thurles on Thursday in the shape of Un De Sceaux.
Free Expression (11/10 favourite) took the step up to Grade Two company in his stride as he maintained his unbeaten record in the 'Monksfield' Novice Hurdle at Navan.
Connections of Melodic Rendezvous are to mull over the options for their smart hurdler after he finished third behind The New One at Haydock yesterday.
Views from connections ahead of Monday's OLBG Mares' Hurdle at Kempton, including Nicky Henderson on his two runners.
Runaway Ascot winner Croco Bay has the Topham Chase at Aintree next spring as a possible long-range objective.
Deputy Dan could step up in class for the Grade One Kauto Star Novices' Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Silviniaco Conti exorcised the memories of a couple of poor performances when returning to his best to win the Betfair Chase for a second time.
The rest of the news from Ascot, where Ruby Walsh renewed an old acquaintance with Harry Fry to winning effect.