Having just his sixth start under Rules in this Listed event, the seven-year-old was a Grade Three winner as a novice but had not been seen since unseating Blackmore at the Cheltenham Festival.
He jumped very well throughout and travelled like much the best horse winning snugly by 4 lengths at the line.
“He is a really, really nice horse – and I think he is going to have a big future.
“I was disappointed with myself after what happened with him in Cheltenham, so it was nice to get him back on track today.”
De Bromhead said: “I’m happy with that – he is a grand horse. We were a bit unlucky at Cheltenham – how he would have fared, who knows.
“I’m delighted for Peter Davies (owner) – he is a great supporter of ours, and it’s nice to win this race. Today was to get him started and try to get him some confidence back.
“We have entered him in the race at Newbury, the Ladbrokes Trophy – we just entered him in that this morning. He could possibly go for that, I’m not sure.