Charlie Longsdon was thrilled after saddling Killala Quay to record a second Grade 2 success with victory in the BetBright Best For Festival Betting Pendil Novices’ Chase at Kempton.

Despite repeatedly jumping left at the head of affairs under champion jockey-elect Richard Johnson, the 5-1 shot produced a great leap at the last fence to beat Twelve Roses by three and a quarter lengths.

Killala Quay was adding to his Grade 2 success in Sandown’s Winter Novices’ Hurdle of 2013.

The Chipping Norton trainer said: “He had a lot of problems last year, but his form of two years ago in the Neptune was as strong as you can get.

“He came here fresh and it looked a weaker Pendil than normal with it only being two and a half weeks to Cheltenham.”

Longsdon and Johnson teamed up again 24 hours later at Fontwell to strike with Wells De Lune, who romped home by 21 lengths in a handicap hurdle over two miles and a furlong.

Fourovakind’s limitless reserves of stamina saw him come up trumps in the Higos Insurance Services Devon National at Exeter for Harry Whittington’s Sparsholt stables, near Wantage.

The 11-year-old kept galloping under Gavin Sheehan to come home 17 lengths clear of Saroque – the only one other runner of the 12-strong field to complete the gruelling handicap chase over three miles and six furlongs.

Paul Webber, who trains at Mollington, near Banbury, is considering taking Gwafa to Aintree before a crack at the Chester Cup after he enjoyed an impressive win at Huntingdon.

Hope’s Wishes, from Barry Brennan’s Kingston Lisle stables, near Wantage, finished with a flourish to capture a two-mile mares’ handicap hurdle under Harry Cobden on the same card.

Shinooki, who had been pulled up on his three previous starts, returned to form in stunning fashion for Alex Hales’s Edgcote yard, near Banbury, with victory at Southwell under Kielan Woods.