Nicky Henderson appears to have found the key to Jenkins, who promised so much and is finally starting to deliver now.
The six year old defied a big weight by making it two wins in a week as he landed the Grade Three Ascot Spring Garden Show Holloway’s Handicap Hurdle at Ascot.
Thirteen lined-up for this two mile, 3 furlong contest over ten hurdles in murky conditions.
At flag fall it was the Nicky Henderson pair of Jenkins and Burbank who were prominent with the grey Caid du Lin and the darker grey Night Of Sin.
Heading down the home straight for the first time, it was Night Of Sin who went on from Caid du Lin, with Jenkins, a winner a week earlier, in third.
With a circuit to run, Caid du Lin went back on, but the front trio were in close order, a length ahead of Jabulani and Oxwich Bay.
Down the back straight, Oxwich Bay took a crunching fall but was thankfully soon up.
Meanwhile, Caid du Lin and Jenkins vied for the lead from Burbank.
Jenkins went on and travelled powerfully beginning the turn for home, with Burbank and Air Horse One the challengers.
Two out this trio were nearly in a line and clear of Man Of Plenty.
Jenkins edged into the lead at the last, with Air Horse One still a danger, but a good leap at the last saw James Bowen just have to push his mount out to hold off the persistent Air Horse One, with Burbank third and Man Of Plenty fourth.