Paul Nicholls Give Me a Copper picked up a tenth victory in the Badger Beers for the trainer.
Battles between Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls come thick and fast at this time of year, but it was the former who came out on top as the returning Fusil Raffles beat Grand Sancy in the Unibet Elite Hurdle.
Skandiburg dug in well to take the victory in the Pertemps Network (Supporting BTRC) Handicap Hurdle
Reserve Tank opened his account over fences in the John Romans Park Homes "Rising Stars" Novices' Chase at Wincanton.
Riders Onthe Storm proved a hit for local owners Carl Hinchy and Mark Scott when making a winning debut for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies in the Virgin Bet Handicap Chase at Aintree.
Misty Bloom and Ben Jones combined to put in an impressive performance in the Richard Barber Memorial Mares' Handicap Hurdle at Wincanton.
Pre-race favourite The Last Day won the Download The App At Virgin Bet Handicap Chase at Wincanton.