LOSTINTRANSLATION was beaten into second by old rival Defi Du Seuil on the final stretch in the JLT Novices' Chase at Cheltenham.

Colin Tizzard's mount came out on top when the pair crossed swords in the Dipper Novices' Chase over this course and distance on New Year's Day, but the Philip Hobbs-trained Defi Du Seuil turned the tables at Sandown last month.

Defi Du Seuil was the narrow favourite at 3-1 to confirm his superiority in the first race on day three of the Festival, and ultimately did so comfortably in the hands of Barry Geraghty.

Robbie Power appeared keen to make it a test of stamina from the outset on Lostintranslation, forcing the pace from a long way out when leading from the gun.

However, Defi Du Seuil was travelling the better at the top of the home straight and following a thrilling battle on the run-in, it was the JP McManus-owned six-year-old who won the argument by two-and-a-quarter lengths – his second Festival success having won the Triumph Hurdle in 2017.