Mrs Milner claims victory ahead of favourite The Bosses Oscar in Pertemps Network Final at Cheltenham Festival
- Mrs Milner looked sensational in winning handily in the 13:55 race at Cheltenham
- Bryan Cooper gave perfect ride and scorched away after the final fence
- The Bosses Oscar took second, with Come On Teddy third and Milliner fourth
Mrs Milner continued the Irish domination at the Cheltenham Festival when winning the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle.
The six-year-old, trained in County Wexford by Paul Nolan, asserted on the run to the line to land the three-mile stamina test in comfortable fashion.
Redford Road and Potters Hedger were the pace-setters and there were plenty in with chances as the big field approached the penultimate flight.
Mrs Milner (centre) claimed victory in the Pertemps Nework Final ahead of The Bosses Oscar
Mrs Milner was produced through the pack to lead before the last.
Despite the attentions of a loose horse, the 12-1 chance kept on strongly to win by five lengths from The Bosses Oscar.
Come On Teddy was half a length back in third, with another length and a half to Milliner in fourth.
Bryan Cooper waited for the right moment to strike and was well rewarded for it
Mrs Milner managed to shake off the attentions of a loose horse to claim victory
Of Mrs Milner, Cooper said: ‘It’s great, I can tell you it’s been a lonely couple of years walking out of this place without any winners when you get used to riding them.
‘I can’t thank these men enough, Paul and James Nolan, they stood by me for the last three or four years and gave me some stuff when I didn’t have any.
‘It’s a pity they can’t be here, the owners (Manverton Limited) – you might not have heard of them, but they put a lot of money into the game and this will mean a lot to them.’