Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon and stable jockey Noel Fehily have ended their successful three-year partnership.

Longsdon explained that they had parted company on amicable terms with Fehily increasingly required to ride for leading owner Jared Sullivan’s Potensis Bloodstock, whose string include dual King George VI Chase hero Silviniaco Conti.

The trainer, who finished the season with 50 winners, plans to use the best jockeys available until reassessing the situation later in the year.

Meanwhile, he is set to run Orange Nassau, Kalane and Vulcanite at Punchestown this week.

Chastleton trainer John Gallagher was all smiles after Lungarno Palace gave him his first winner of the year in the historic Investec Great Metropolitan Handicap at Epsom.

The four-year-old appeared to relish the step back up to a mile and a half when digging deep to hold off Jakey by three-quarters of length.

Gallagher said: “He is a good horse and Tom said after he rode him at Doncaster that he would win over a mile and a half.

“He is a bit tricky and quirky and he takes a bit of riding. Because of his style of running, if he gets a bit stuck it takes a little while to get him though. He battled it out well.”