Aramax pips Night Edition to the line to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham after favourite Palladium pulled up midway through the race
Aramax saw off a stern challenge from Night Edition to land the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham on day two.
Trained by Gordon Elliott, Aramax (15-2) was providing Mark Walsh with a first winner of the week.
He suddenly appeared on the scene travelling very powerfully running down to the second-last flight – but had to be tough at the finish, as David Pipe’s Night Edition was produced with a timely run by Tom Scudamore.
Aramax won the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle on day two of Cheltenham Festival
Aramax (right) finished strongly to see off the challenge from Night Edition (left)
Saint D’Oroux finished third while Recent Revelations came fourth, giving Elliot three places in the top four.
The heavily backed favourite Palladium was never in contention, having been forced to pull out midway through the race.
Earlier on in the day, Easysland denied dual Grand National hero Tiger Roll a fifth Cheltenham Festival success as he ran out an impressive winner of the Glenfarclas Chase over the cross-country course.