Pink Legend made her Cheltenham debut worthwhile for Venetia Williams, as she won the British EBF Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Chase Final on the second day of the April Meeting.
The seven-year-old jumped into the lead at two, fending off the advances of Danse Idol and Harry Skelton.
Williams’ mare continued to find more, wearing down her challenger to win by 2 ½ lengths and land a maiden success in Listed company.
Martello Sky capitalized on the late withdrawal of The Glancing Queen, landing the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle for Lucy Wadham.
The five-year-old took the lead on the home bend and began to pull away from the challenging pair of Go Millie Go and Sandymount Rose.
The latter attempted to get on level terms with the grey mare but Aidan Coleman kicked his mount on after the last, winning by two and three-quarter lengths.
Her Indoors continue to show her progression under Alan King, with the four-year-old claiming an impressive victory in the Grade 3 NAF Fillies’ Juvenile Handicap Hurdle.
The filly was midfield for most of the contest, before Adrian Heskin pushed her on at two out.
King’s youngster made her way alongside the leading Scholastic as they jumped over the final fence together.
The British-trained runner produced a late burst of energy to pull clear from Joseph O’Brien’s filly in the run-in, winning by three and a half lengths.
Bannixtown Glory showed her grit and determination in the Citipost Mares’ Handicap Hurdle, holding off Eglantine Du Seuil to claim victory for Donald McCain while Win My Wings defied top-weight to win Catesby Estates PLC Mares’ Handicap Chase for Christian Williams.
Northern Beau gave a good account of herself in the Visit racingtv.com Mares’ Handicap Chase while The Player Queen won the Spreadex Sports Betting Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race for Mel Rowley in the finale of this year’s April Meeting.