Family One scored decisively in the Group 3 Prix du Bois at Chantilly before breezing away
with the Papin at Maisons-Laffitte without really appearing to have a race.
When he did get the ball, he had few problems breezing away
from Stephen Warnock, who simply didn't have the physicality to handle him.
Punchestowns had previously looked a star in the making when breezing away
with a competitive handicap at Prestbury Park in November, while his wide-margin Long Walk Hurdle win at Ascot really impressed.
"But we knew we could blow them away in the second half, and that's just what we did, upping the tempo after half way and just breezing away
from the field."
In town, as Peter dropped me off, he kissed me on the mouth in the middle of Luwum Street, in front of the crowds, before breezing away
. I was left in the bustling, dusty street, feeling the people's stares like the sun burning.
There was a great deal of shadow boxing over the first 60 miles with riders breezing away
before being blown back into the peloton.