Top Notch ran out a convincing winner of the Listed 32Red Casino Chase at Kempton Park.
A quality field of five went to post for this contest at a distance just over 2 ½ miles.
As the quintet were sent on their way, it was Speredek who disputed the lead with Charbel, with the former going on at the second.
Speredek set a generous pace and moved a couple of lengths clear of Charbel, with Black Corton third and then Top Notch and Hammersly Lake.
The leader turned in the home straight for the first time, with an extended five-length advantage over Charbel, with the other three ridden patiently behind.
Speredek passed the winning post with an eight-length lead as he set off down the back straight.
With eight to jump, the lead was halved, but Speredek still travelled well, while at the other end, Hammersly Lake was starting to lose touch.
Racing to the seventh from home, Charbel had got within two lengths, with Top Notch moving past Black Corton, who was struggling with the pace and under pressure.
But five out, Speredek still led, with Charbel looming large and Top Notch tucked in behind these.
But at the fourth last, Speredek took a crashing fall, which left Charbel being tracked by Top Notch.
Turning for home, Charbel was a length up on Top Notch, who threatened, while Black Corton was staying on again.
Top Notch inched into the lead two out and moved two lengths clear of Charbel.
A good jumped at the last sealed the victory and Top Notch won by about four lengths, with Black Corton staying on past Charbel for second and Hammersly Lake completing in fourth.
The Nicky Henderson trained Top