Tom Bellamy cut a delighted figure as he steered Broadway Boy to an emphatic success at Cheltenham on Saturday for Naunton's Nigel Twiston-Davies.

Second to Flooring Porter over course and distance last month, he was sent off the 9-4 joint favourite for the Listed From The Horse’s Mouth Podcast Novices’ Chase and was given a bold ride by his pilot, which paid dividend as he scorched 20 lengths clear of stablemate Weveallbeencaught climbing the hill.

The five-year-old was introduced into the Brown Advisory betting at 20-1 for next year's Cheltenham Festival (Coral) and trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies could now test the waters in Graded company, having thrilled connections with his brilliant display.

He said: "I thought he was very impressive and he beat our other horse a long way – and he is pretty good, so happy days.

"Funnily enough, he didn’t school very well when he started but he soon warmed up to it.

"It was a good run (behind Flooring Porter) and he’s improved for it. I think we will stay over three at the minute, he seems to have plenty of speed but let’s see.

"There’s no point rushing into anything at the moment and we will see how he comes out of it, but there is always the three-mile race at Kempton (Kauto Star Novices’ Chase on Boxing Day) and that is a possibility, we will see."