FULL RACE RESULT
1st Defi Du Seuil (B J Geraghty) 3-1 Fav
2nd Lostintranslation (R M Power) 4-1
3rd Mengli Khan (J W Kennedy) 9-1
Defi Du Seuil secured an impressive victory in the first race of day three of the Cheltenham Festival as he overcame old rival Lostintranslation in the JLT Chase.
Lostintranslation led much of the race, with winning jockey Barry Geraghty happy to sit in the chasing pack until the final few furlongs.
But at the final fence the pre-race favourite Defi Du Seuil powered past his rival to secure an impressive victory for Nicky Henderson and owner P J Hobbs.
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Defi Du Seuil (c) came from behind to secure an impressive victory in the first race of day three
Under Barry Geraghty the pre-race favourite powered past his rivals in the final furlong