HARRY Cobden and Paul Nicholls have combined to provide Somerset with a winner in the Cheltenham Festival.

Cobden rode Topofthegame, trained by Nicholls at Ditcheat, to victory in the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase at 2.10pm at a starting price of 4/1.

Cobden is based at his family's farm in Lydford-on-Fosse and will be hoping to guide several more winners over the line this week.

He is due to ride Clan Des Obeaux, also trained by Nicholls and part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, in Friday's Gold Cup.

We backed him in our Gazette tips today - click here to see the rest...