Aubusson was a shock winner of the opener on Cheltenham's card at odds of 9/1.
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The five-year-old had won at 33/1 on his debut for Nick Williams at Chepstow and he proved that victory to be no fluke as he followed up here under 7lb amateur, Lizzie Kelly.
In a race staged at a steady pace given the inclement weather conditions, Racing Pulse and Regal Diamond cut out the early work but Kelly allowed her mount to take closer order as they jumped the seventh flight and having taken the lead with three to jump, the ex-French inmate galloped resolutely to the line to take victory.
Owner Jane Williams was full of praise for the successful rider, her daughter, after greeting the winner.
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She said: "We were almost scared to bring the horse to Cheltenham but that makes him one of the top novices in the country. When we saw the rain that was all to the good, but he won't get those conditions at the Festival so that must be in doubt
"All credit to Lizzie. I'm thrilled for her riding her first winner at Cheltenham. This horse is very straightforward - you could ride him at pony club - but Lizzie's had 25 winners and it's a day she'll never forget."
Kelly said: "There are only so many opportunities to ride against professionals at Cheltenham so I shall live the moment.
"When we got into the straight, it was blowing so hard that it was a tough job to keep in a straight line, but he was so tough for me and he should stay further. It's a day I'll never forget - I probably won't ever ride a winner here again!"
Well-backed joint-favourite Ballyalton was held up in the early stages but was unable to pick up the leaders at the finish having appeared to be travelling well enough two out.