Party Business was an unlucky loser in the Martin Pipe at the Cheltenham Festival last month, but made no mistake today when stepped up to 3m at Aintree.

Party Business was held up early and after a circuit was still in the final group. Charlie made progress from five out and took up a challenging position turning for home.

He then had a prolonged battle from two out with Ilikedwayurthinkin before prevailing by three parts of a length at the line.

In all probability, Party Business will go novice chasing in the autumn.