While the Cheltenham Festival may have taken centre stage this week, Milton Harris gave credence to the old adage that little fish are sweet by sending out Alfadora to complete a quickfire hat-trick.

The seven-year-old notched his third win in the space of eight days for Harris's Edgcote stables, near Banbury, with an easy success in a three-mile novices' handicap chase at Warwick.

Sent off the 8-11 favourite following wins at Kempton and Fontwell, Dave Crosse's mount jumped well to beat Milton Des Bieffes by nine lengths.

Harris said: "He is an improving horse. It wasn't a strong race and as you can see he can jump, although ironically he is not the best jumper at home.

Fiddle, owned and trained by Robert Waley-Cohen, opened her account at the third time of asking in the mares' maiden bumper on the same card.

Mick Fitzgerald, who lives at Childrey, near Wantage, drove the four-year-old home by three-quarters of a length from Izita Star.

Paul Webber, who trains at Cropredy, near Banbury, enjoys plenty of success with his bumper horses, and he notched another win in that sphere when Swaythe scored at Sandown.

William Kennedy produced her up the far rail to beat Arctic Magic by three and a half lengths in the Listed mares only contest.

A sure sign that the Flat turf season is not far away came with West Ilsley trainer Mick Channon sending out a hat-trick of winners.

Ajigolo was the pick of the trio with victory in a six-furlong handicap at Wolverhampton.

The four-year-old, ridden by Sam Hitchcott, stormed home by two and a half lengths from Qadar.

Channon had sent out Man Of Vision to take a 12-furlong handicap at Lingfield earlier in the week.

The West Ilsley handler and Hitchcott were also on the mark with Sunley Sovereign at Southwell.

East Ilsley trainer Hughie Morrison also enjoyed success at the Nottinghamshire track when Sohraab followed up his Lingfield win with victory in a six-furlong handicap.

Sent off the 2-1 jt fav, Steve Drowne's mount came home a neck ahead of his market rival Sheriff's Silk.