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- Paul Townend on Al Boum Characterize wins Gold Cup at odds of 12-1
- First Gold Cup winner for coach Willie Mullins, who has been runner-up six times
- Anibale Skim (22-1) 2nd and Bristol De Mai (18-1) third
- Victories for Minella Indo (50-1), Pentland Hills (20-1), Ch’tibello (12-1) and Hazel Hill (7-2f) in earlier races
- Going: Factual to at ease
Rather the nickname. I will be taking you at some level of the final two races of what’s been an comely Cheltenham Competition.
Quite love Native River in the Gold Cup, I’ve ran out of gasoline. Thanks for your firm over the final four days, now it is time for a youthful athlete with extra stamina to rep you dwelling. Right here isBen ‘Al Boum Characterize’ Hobson…
I’m panicked now we possess some extra unhappy recordsdata to repeat you about. Invitation Simplest – who fell in Gold Cup – has died.
Condolences to dwelling owners Andrea and Graham Wylie, coach Willie Mullins and connections.
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Alex Edwards, winning jockey:A fully like this horse. The loose horse used to be giving me all forms of complications but we bought there. It be a feeling by itself. It be fully glorious.
Hazel Hill’s proprietor Diana Williams has that improbable mix of surprise and elation in her order as she tries to carry her feelings.
“This does now not occur to folks love us,” she exclaims.
Oh certain it does!
1 Hazel Hill 7-2f
2 Shantou Flyer 7-1
3 Top Wood 33-1
Timed to perfection by the 7-2 current!Hazel Hillbounds over the final fence with a soar that Greg Rutherford will be inexperienced with envy of, then sprints off love an equine Usain Gallop to seal victory.
The loose horse keeps Boulevard to Rome firm going into the final fence, before Hazel Hill makes a switch…
Top Wood and Shantou Flyer are giving Boulevard to Rome a fling, as is an unmanned Timewaitsfornoone. Tiem is now not in any appreciate times surely awaiting his jockey extra love.
Will all roads lead to the winning post for Boulevard to Rome? He opens up a rep 22 situation of some lengths before that’s closed as the realm leaps over the most up-to-date fence. Ten to head…
Boulevard to Rome is, erm, roaming round at the entrance…
Asockastar is retaining him firm up high. A tight perambulate this…
But Pacha Du Polder is much down the market at 16-1.Ucello Contiis the favourite with the bookies, lovely sooner thanHazel HillandStand Up And Struggle.
Finally, we will continue to carry you your entire reaction to Al Boum Characterize’s Gold Cup triumph – however the motion is persevering with.
Subsequent up is the Foxhunter Venture Cup – the novice Gold Cup.
Paul Nicholls’Pacha Du Polderfaces 23 competitors as he bids to steal the trophy for the third twelve months working.
On the opposite hand, it’s no longer all true recordsdata for Willie Mullins. One amongst his horses, Invitation Simplest, suffered a serious tumble and famous therapy on the song straight away. We are going to give you further recordsdata as we hear it. Fingers crossed.
Willie Mullins is never any longer the most foremost member of his family to reveal the Gold Cup winner. He has adopted in the footsteps of dad Paddy, who saddled Morning time Bustle to success in 1986.
Even supposing he is never any longer obvious if his celebrations will be as wild as his dad’s… “He did now not come dwelling for two days,” Mullins junior quips.
Paul Townend gentle has mud splattered over his foreheadas he’s greeted by the Princess Royal. I’m obvious she understands.
He cradles the Gold Cup, with a doe-eyed leer of like, adore it’s his first unusual child. Aaah so candy.
A hit coach Willie Mullins, whipping off his fedora hat, ruffling his hair along with his honest hand, strides on to stage to receive his prize from Princess Anne.
You agree with to must leer your simplest for a Royal, originate no longer you?
More importantly, I’d imagine, is the first payment portray that would possibly possibly well dawdle straight on his mantelpiece.
Mullins is celebrating a document-extending 64th victory at the Competition. This has to be the sweetest.
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Willie Mullins, winning coach:Genuinely happy for Paul and the dwelling owners. We weren’t the fancied one. He had an unorthodox elope up to the elope. He jumped the final two effectively and Paul regarded so relaxed. Bar something out of the ordinary we had it in the earn from two-out.
Al Boum Characterize is soundless the centre of attention, applause ringing in his ears as he’s led around the winners’ enclosure on a lap of honour.