We Have A Dream had an extra gear just when he needed it, to put to bed the Grade One Coral Future Champions Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow.
On heavy ground, a field of five went to post for a race won by horses like Broadsword, High Knowl, Mysilv, Jair du Cochet, Walk On, Bristol De Mai and Defi Du Seuil.
The grey Mercenaire took the field along with Sussex Ranger through the early stages, with We Have A Dream settled third.
Racing down the back, the front two continued to set a decent pace in the conditions, with Mercenaire holding the narrow lead turning for home, with We Have A Dream on their coattails, along with the Irish filly Famous Milly.
Three out Sussex Ranger went on but Mercenaire fought back, with We Have A Dream moving strongly between the pair as they raced to the last as Famous Milly dropped away.
At the final flight We Have A Dream joined Sussex Ranger and the pair settled down for a terrific scrap, with Daryl Jacob squeezing more out of the former who edged into a decisive lead, with the pair well clear of Mercenaire, while Famous Milly came down at the last to leave Staff College to come home fourth.
The Nicky Henderson trained winner was making it three from three since joining Seven Barrows from France.
Jacob told ITV Racing: “The ground is hard work, it’s dead and we didn’t go quick.
“He likes a nice, even gallop, he jumps better when they go a stride quicker but we wanted to teach him something today, winning at the same time. He’s got to learn his trade and what happened today was perfect.
“He’s won nicely enough in the end – we’re all very happy with that.”