Lostintranslation ended a two-year barren spell with an impressive victory in the Chanelle Pharma 1965 Chase at Ascot.

The nine-year-old had not got his head in front since landing the Betfair Chase at Haydock on this weekend in 2019 – but he roared back to form in this Grade Two heat.

Trained by Colin Tizzard, who endured a disappointing campaign by his own high standards last term, Lostintranslation was sent off at 4-1 under Brendan Powell on his first run since pulling up in the Cheltenham Gold Cup back in March.

Powell was happy to bide his time as Sam Twiston-Davies set out to make all on Master Tommytucker, with Ascot specialist Dashel Drasher in close attendance throughout the early exchanges.

However, the latter was under pressure at the top of the straight, along with favourite Defi Du Seuil, as Master Tommytucker really set sail for home.

Lostintranslation shut down his move quickly though, taking lead the after jumping the penultimate fence before sailing over the last to record a four-length verdict.

Joe Tizzard, assistant to his father, said: "I was a bit nervous coming in with this one, I was sending the boys videos of him schooling and we've had a couple of away days. I wasn’t going to run him half-cooked, they’ve got to back it up on the track and it’s just lovely that’s he’s gone and done it and galloped right to the line.

"This is the first step to getting him back. He’s got a King George entry, the plan is to get him back to the horse he was before the Gold Cup two years ago, he was a live contender and that’s ultimately the plan.

"We’ll see how he comes out of it and make sure we get it right so he’s ready in the spring.

"Today was a comeback, if it didn’t work today we’d be scratching our heads. He was fit for his comeback, we’ve now just got to keep him right for the spring."

He went on: "He’s got an entry in the King George and you know what horses are like, if they’re well enough you’ve got to take your chance. We thought that would be perfect for him before, I’m not going to say it’s set in stone but we’ll just get him back and make sure he bounces out of this and make a plan.

"He loves the spring ground, that’s a big factor, we want him on good to soft ground so if the rain comes and it changes we might just have to be patient.

"We’ll be gearing towards the spring and if everything’s right for the King George then we’ve got that plan."

Buzz (EvsF) delighted the crowd as he easily accounted for a classy field in the Coral Hurdle.

Last seen winning the Cesarewitch on the Flat at Newmarket last month, Buzz made a seamless switch back to the winter game.

Defending champion Song For Someone set out to make all, bowling along nicely in front for Aidan Coleman as Nico de Boinville kept his mount under wraps for most of the extended two-mile-three-furlong trip.

Buzz was clearly travelling best of all at the top of the straight and while his rivals were hard at work after jumping two out, he was pulling double in the hands of De Boinville.

The seven-year-old needed only the slightest of encouragement to push on and win by three and a half lengths from the gutsy Song For Someone, who was conceding 6lb to the winner.

Guard Your Dreams kept on for third, with Goshen only fourth.

Henderson said: "His jumping was amazing, that was Champion Hurdle-standard jumping.

"He was so quick from the get go, we always knew there was going to be a pretty strong gallop – Goshen didn't do quite what we expected him to do, but even so they went a good gallop. He never missed a jump.

"I think we’ve got to try going up (in trip). Nobody knows if he’ll stay, all we know is he loves soft ground so we’re not going to be worried about that. He’s perfectly happy on this, which is probably the same as what Newmarket was."

Buzz runs in the colours of the Thurloe For Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, with 25% of the share of the horse’s prize money for the owners donated to the charity.

James Stafford of Thurloe Thoroughbreds said: "On Tuesday we will hand over a cheque for £54,000, hopefully racing has done some good for the cancer charity."