Cheltenham hero Noel came first in the last at Uttoxeter

CHELTENHAM Festival big race double winning jockey Noel Fehily (pictured) had to wait until the last race for a winner at Uttoxeter on Saturday.

Fehily, who rode to victory in the Queen Mother Chase and Champion Hurdle at the Festival, steered 2/1 favourite Urca De Lima home to success in the 2m Mares Standard Open National Hunt flat race.

The seven-race card at the East Staffordshire course produced two big priced winners: Classic Tune, ridden by Joshua Moore, came home at odds of 66/1 in the 2m 4f Betfred Handicap Hurdle, beating the Nicky Henderson much-fancied Silverhow, piloted by Nico de Boinville, into second place, and Fresh by Nature, piloted by 7lb claimer Ryan Winks, came up trumps in the 2m 7ft Betfred Hurdle at odds of 18/1.

The richest race on the card, the £6,330 Chase Novices Limited Handicap, over 2m 4f, was won by the Sean Bowen-ridden Greybougg at odds of 85/40.

Followers of local trainer Barry Leavy’s Saverley Green yard suffered disappointment in the opening 2m Betfred Hurdle when his only entry on the eight-race card, Vayland, was pulled up.

The race was won by the 9/4 favourite Glimpse of Gold under jockey Alan Johns.