On-loan striker Daniel Sturridge sent Bolton heading down Wembley way with a spring in their step after this emphatic 3-0 victory at the Reebok Stadium.
Sturridge, though, will be there in spirit only when they face Stoke in an FA Cup semi-final a week tomorrow as he played for Chelsea earlier in the competition.
He took his tally to six goals in eight games today and has arguably been one of the best signings of the January transfer window.
Lee Chung-yong was also on target and while Bolton have much to look forward to the future looks bleak for West Ham.
They remain deep in relegation trouble and manager Avram Grant cut a disconsolate figure in the stand as he served a touchline ban.