Sue Smith continued her excellent run of form as the stoutly-bred but cheaply-bought Dartford Warbler kicked off a treble for the trainer at Carlisle.
The Bingley-based handler saddled a double at Uttoxeter and a winner at Newcastle at the weekend, and was at it again in Cumbria.
Dartford Warbler is a half-brother to last week's Champion Hurdle hero Rock On Ruby but having shown precious little in five starts for Oliver Sherwood, Smith's husband Harvey snapped him up for just £6,000 Doncaster sales in January.
Less than two months later, he turned out for the Who's That Gadgee Hoppo's 70th Birthday Novices' Handicap Hurdle and made his price tag look decidedly good value by turning in an impressive display.
Ryan Mania rode a confident race on the 11-2 chance and although Kingdom Of Munster did his best to make a race of it, jumping almost upsides at the final flight, Dartford Warbler pulled clear for a three-and-a-quarter-length win.
Harvey Smith said: "The horse that won the Champion Hurdle is a seven-year-old and this horse is only five.
"When I saw him in the ring at Doncaster I liked the look of him and I didn't even know what his breeding was at the time. I'd have paid £20,000 for him if I'd had to."
The Smith team added to their tally as 9-2 shot Pinerolo came home with five lengths in hand in the Watch Racing UK On Channel 432 Handicap Hurdle.
The hat-trick was completed in style as stablemates Twice Lucky and Teenando fought out the finish to the Stars Handicap Chase, with the 12-year-old Teenando - at 10-1 the bigger-priced of the pair - winning the argument by two lengths.
Another trainer in a rich vein of form is Lucinda Russell, and she was also among the winners in Cumbria as Devotion To Duty claimed the Emma Conlan Memorial Novices' Chase.
The Kinross handler enjoyed her first taste of Cheltenham Festival glory last week with stable star Brindisi Breeze and then passed the 50-winner mark for the season when saddling a double at this track on Sunday.
Devotion To Duty (9-2) had unseated jockey Peter Buchanan on his only previous chase outing but following some decent runs over hurdles, his jumping was much more sure-footed on this occasion and he rallied on the run-in to beat hot favourite Charminster by a length and a half.
Russell's partner and assistant, Peter Scudamore, said: "We had a great thrill last week, we were over the moon.
"This horse has jumped today and he could go for something at Ayr or Perth next."
The Micky Hammond-trained Frank The Slink proved much too good for his rivals in the Easter Egg-Stravaganza Family Day 7th April Novices' Handicap Chase.
The 3-1 chance was pushed along by Wilson Renwick halfway down the back straight, but once getting to the lead, he produced some prodigious leaps on his way to a seven-length verdict over What A Dream.
"I don't think he was winning out of turn as he's run a few decent races in defeat," said Hammond.
"I think this better ground suited him and I'd like to think he'll win again before the end of the season.
"He loves the game and has the right attitude."
Hammond and Renwick enjoyed further success in the Carlisle Standard Open NH Flat Race as 4-1 shot Ronnie Rhino confirmed the promise of his debut third with an authoritative success.
"This is a proper horse, with a proper pedigree and a proper future," Hammond said.
Kaybeew eventually found top gear to claim an attritional childrenscancerrun.co.uk Handicap Chase for Nigel and Sam Twiston-Davies.
The 9-1 chance looked to be one of the first beaten travelling down the far side for the final time, but those up front began to tire once straightened up to face the judge and Kaybeew came through to score by six lengths from Sandofthecolosseum.
"He came into it when we hit the rising ground and he was doing all his best work at the finish," said the winning rider.
"He jumped OK. He missed three or four, but that was probably my fault."