Reverting to the smaller obstacles, Jeremy Scott's stable star took full advantage of the early exit of Brewin'upastorm to gamely see off Voix Du Reve over two and a half miles on Merseyside.
Ascot has been a happy hunting ground for Dashel Drasher throughout his career and a return to the Berkshire track in February for the Grade One Ascot Chase, which the nine-year-old won in 2021, remains his main aim this season.
Although having shown he can run to a high level over both hurdles and fences, the Holworthy Farm handler has plenty of options open as he plots Dashel Dasher's path to that contest.
"It was a good result and a bit unlike him to win first time out," said Scott. "It was probably helped by Brewin'upastorm departing but I thought he was very tough.
"The first sort of target would be the Chanelle Pharma 1965 Chase at Ascot but that might come a bit soon. Otherwise, we might step him up to three miles over hurdles to see how he fares. He has performed to a reasonable level over hurdles so it's quite nice having that option.
"Ultimately I imagine the main target would be the Grade One chase at Ascot in February (Ascot Chase), it's just getting our timings right for that really."