Still number one at Cheltenham

News of the rest of the action from Cheltenham where Still Believing dotted up in the mares' handicap chase.

Evan Williams, trainer of Still Believing

Still Believing (16/1) made her stamina count as she was rewarded for her consistency with victory in the CF Roberts Electrical & Mechanical Services Mares' Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

Dawnieriver looked to have stolen a march on her rivals when forging clear four out but she had nothing left when Adam Wedge ranged alongside after the second-last fence on Still Believing.

Evan Williams' eight-year-old bounded up the hill in resolute fashion to land the spoils by 10 lengths from Treaty Girl.

Williams said: "She's a tough, genuine and consistent mare and she was given a very sensible ride.

"The others probably thought it was the Festival (referring to fast pace), hence the winning margin, but I'll take every Cheltenham winner I get.

"She's a filly that has done nothing wrong all her life and deserved to win a chase or two.

"This is what jump racing is all about. I paid £4,000 for her in a sale here and she's come back and won. We've had a lot of fun with her and hopefully we'll breed a few foals from her that will win races in the future."

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