Al Boum Photo comfortably wins Gold Cup

Willie Mullins finally secured Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup glory as Al Boum Photo galloped away in the hands of Paul Townend.
Mullins had saddled the runner-up in the blue riband on multiple occasions and fielded four on this occasion, with 12-1 shot Al Boum Photo emerging best of all.
Townend was still travelling brilliantly turning for home and his mount safely cleared the last two fences to win by two-and-a-half lengths.
After SIX seconds in the race, the moment @WillieMullinsNH
won the 2019 @MagnersUK
Cheltenham Gold Cup with Al Boum Photo…#CheltenhamFestival
— CheltenhamRacecourse (@CheltenhamRaces) March 15, 2019
1st Al Boum Photo (P Townend) 12-1
2nd Anibale Fly (B J Geraghty) 22-1
3rd Bristol De Mai (D A Jacob) 18-1
Anibale Fly stayed on for second, with Bristol De Mai in third.
An emotional Townend said: 'I can't believe it. It's the Gold Cup, there's only one a year and I never dreamt I'd win it.
'Like any race, when you're going well it's so simple.
'It's unbelievable and I'm privileged to be riding for Willie Mullins.'
Mullins said: 'It feels great. I'm delighted for Paul and delighted for connections.
'It's good to get it.'

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