Zanetto won for the each way backers among us and was available at 11-1 the night before the opening day of the Newmarket meeting.
But it was a day of seconditus for us otherwise.
Emell and Sky Lantern were beaten into runner up spot at Newmarket and the oh so gallant Menorah was only beaten by three quarters of a length despite carrying a monster weight.
Sky Lantern was beaten by a good looking Sir Henry Cecil runner, the one I mentioned in the analysis, Hot Snap. Keep an eye out for that one. Much will be anticipated for that come the summer.
Thursday is day 2 of both Newmarket where the early races are full of newcomers, so those are races to watch, with a notebook to hand, to see which show promise for the weeks and months ahead.
There is another day of jumping at Cheltenham and there is a flat card up at one of my old favourite tracks, Ripon.
Here are my thoughts and selections