Tony McCoy moved to within eight victories of the magic 4,000-winner mark over jumps when Jezki made a smooth return to the track at Down Royal.
The 18-times champion jockey was out of luck on the first of two rides at the Northern Ireland circuit, but made no mistake in the Grade Two WKD Hurdle over two miles.
His task was, however, made pretty easy as Jezki proved a most willing ally.
Jessica Harrington’s five-year-old, owned by JP McManus, was a three-times Grade One scorer last season and carried on the good work here.
With no-one keen to make the running, it was left to McCoy to cautiously take the initiative aboard the 2-9 favourite.