Return Spring claims Cheltenham Listed glory for Vinnie Roe

The Philip Hobbs-trained Return Spring (6g Vinnie Roe-Bettys Daughter, by Supreme Leader) showed great tenacity to bag the Listed Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.

The Vinnie Roe gelding, bred by A V Bloodstock, looked better than ever as he landed the competitive contest on his seasonal comeback.

“It’s a good job the line wasn’t a stride earlier!” said Hobbs. “He had a bad bump at the last, but it was only after that that he got going. It’s a good job he got going when he did!”

Winning rider James Best was was ecstatic with his first Cheltenham victory. “This means everything,” he said. “It’s brilliant just to ride here, and I hoped one day I’d have a winner. I’m over the moon.”

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