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
FULL RACE RESULT
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.'