Double Ross survived an opening-fence blunder to take his second contest in 18 days at Cheltenham as he ran away with the Grade Three Fairlawne Handicap Chase.
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Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge appeared to completely miss the first fence in the 2m5f contest but he was foot perfect from thereon and he landed 11/8 favouritism in convincing fashion having been available at bigger odds earlier in the day.
Pickamus dictated the gallop at a solid early pace but he always appeared to be a sitting duck for the closers as four could be called with some semblance of a chance as they headed off the home turn.
Cedre Bleu again travelled as well as anything but Sam Twiston-Davies had a little in hand on the winner and he merely had to keep him up to his work for victory.
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Twiston-Davies senior said: "He loves it round here, he handled the ground well and I shall enter him in all the novice chases at the Festival."
The winning rider added: "He is a relentless galloper, who keeps going.
"I was just a little worried that it might have been too soon after his win at the last meeting - all credit to the girl who looks after him, she told me was as fresh and well as he has been all season."