HENRYVILLE was the star performer on the Wednesday card at Cheltenham, surviving a final-fence blunder before claiming top honours in the Matt Hampson Foundation & NSIF Silver Trophy.
The 7-1 shot was one of two runners in the 10-strong field for trainer Harry Fry and with principal jockey Noel Fehily siding with Voix D'Eau, Niall Madden came in for the ride on his stablemate.
Course and distance winner Foxtail Hill, from Nigel Twiston-Davies' Naunton yard, led for much of the two-mile-five-furlong journey and briefly looked to have cut loose racing down the hill.
However, Henryville covered the move and looked set to win decisively after sweeping to the lead rounding the home bend, until making a mess of the final obstacle, where Madden lost an iron.
Henryville also wandered under pressure on the run-in, but had enough in the tank to hold the rallying Foxtail Hill at bay by four lengths.
Naunton did have a local winner when the Fergal O'Brien-trained 8-1 chance Iora Glas won the three-mile handicap hurdle.
Elsewhere on the card, Nicky Henderson claimed a double in the supporting events sending out William Henry (8-15 favourite) to win the Citipost Novices' Hurdle while Silverhow (7-2), who is a half-brother to stable star Altior, claimed the Cheltenham Pony Racing Authority Graduates' Handicap Hurdle.