Hot favourite Twinlight was a bitter disappointment as Days Hotel successfully defended his crown in the Paddy Power Your Local Betting Shop Chase.
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The Mullins-trained Twinlight (4-11) was strongly fancied to bounce back from a poor showing behind Captain Chris at Kempton in January, but it was a similarly flat display from the seven-year-old as he trailed home a well-beaten last of three under Ruby Walsh.
Henry de Bromhead's Days Hotel (4-1), last seen finishing fourth behind Sire De Grugy in the Clarence House Chase at Ascot, fenced well for Andrew Lynch and stayed on dourly in the testing conditions to score by five and a half lengths.
The consistent Toner D'Oudairies ran another decent race, with Twinlight a further 47 lengths away.
De Bromhead said: "He's really come to himself in the last few weeks.
"His first run this season was good, but his next few were disappointing, but he's really been working well the last few weeks.
"I thought it would be tough to turn the tables on Twinlight, but we tested his jumping down the back.
"I'd like to go back up to two and a half miles at some stage, but not on this testing ground.
"We'll look at the Webster Cup at Navan and the Normans Grove in Fairyhouse."