Kalashnikov made it two from two over fences with an assured round of jumping in the Sky Sports Racing Novices’ Chase at Plumpton.
The Amy Murphy trained five year-old, a previous winner at Warwick, underlined his Arkle Chase credentials, with a smooth 18-length victory under Jack Quinlan.
Murphy said afterwards:
“”That was fantastic, I was absolutely delighted, not that I watched a lot of it, but it sounded very good!
“Jack was ecstatic coming in. Kalashnikov learned an awful lot at Warwick, he was pretty foot perfect here today, and he has come on a lot fitness wise.”