JOCKEY Aidan Coleman was the star of the show on the second day of the April fixture at Cheltenham when riding a 349-1 treble.

His successes came on Brillare Momento, Plasir D'Amour and Upswing. Brillare Momento's success came in the £20,000 Listed Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Hurdle for local Condicote trainer Martin Keighley.

The lightly-raced six-year-old took up the running three flights from home and after making a mistake at the last flight and losing her lead, rallied gamely on the run-in to catch 2-1 joint-favourite Dusky Legend and win by a neck.

Keighley said: "Brillare Momento is very tough – she jumped and travelled amazingly through the race. The only hurdle she missed was the last and I thought she was going to finish second but she is so tough.

"The way she picked up and galloped to the line was very impressive. She beat two very nice mares who were both placed at The Festival. It is great for the owners and great to have such a nice mare in the yard."

Coleman's second winner came for Herefordshire trainer Venetia Williams in the £40,000 Listed EBF/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase aboard Plasir D'Amour.

The five-year-old was always in a handy position and after taking the lead two out, stayed on strongly to see off the challenge of Magic Money by six lengths.

Coleman completed his treble when partnering Upswing for Gloucestershire trainer Jonjo O'Neill in the Llewellyn Humphreys Handicap Chase.

The other big Listed race on the card, the £22,000 Catesby Property Group PLC Mares' Handicap Hurdle, went to 9-4 favourite Midnight Tour, who is based at the Barbury Castle, Wiltshire yard of Alan King.

But the stewards banned winning jockey Davy Russell for five days, ruling that his mount interfered with third horse Indian Stream, ridden by Noel Fehily, who in turn had badly hampered the fourth The Organist, with Leighton Aspell up.

Russell was found guilty of careless riding and his ban runs from May 4-6 and May 8-9.

After racing, four equine superstars from a variety of disciplines – Sprinter Sacre, Valegro, Big Star and Chilli Morning – paraded before the inaugural running of the Pertemps Champions Willberry Charity Race run in aid of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust and Hannah's Willberry Wonder Pony charity.

The race was won by Three Star General, who was partnered to victory by Melton Mowbray soldier Ben Moore.

Before he joined the Army, Ben worked in racing and wanted to compete in the race for his daughter who loves ponies but is currently fighting cancer.