Cheltenham Festival: Paul Townend’s 2021 Cheltenham results in full

How did Willie's top jockey perform at Cheltenham?

Willie Mullins Paul Townend

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It looked like it was going to be an electric Cheltenham Festival for Paul Townend when he stormed to a 24l victory in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle onboard Appreciate It but frustration was on the horizon for Willie Mullins’ No 1 as he racked up a number of near misses.

The 30-year-old clocked up six second places including Sharjah in the Champion Hurdle, Concertista in the Mares’ Hurdle and Saint Sam in the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle on the first day.

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    Among Townend’s other high-profile bookings that failed to fire were Chacun Pour Soi in the Queen Mother Champion Chase and Min who found the pace set by Allaho in the Ryanair Chase too hot to handle. He was also left disappointed as Al Boum Photo fell agonisingly short in his bid to make it a hat-trick of Gold Cup wins.

    In the end, Townend finished with three winners to his name and you can check out his results in full below.

    Tuesday, March 16

    13.20 – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 87y

    Appreciate It – 1st

    13.55 – Arkle Chase (Grade 1) 1m 7f 199y

    Franco De Port – 5th

    15.05 – Champion Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 87y

    Sharjah – 2nd

    15.40 – Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 3f 200y

    Concertista – 2nd

    16.15 – Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 87y

    Saint Sam – 2nd

    16.50 – National Hunt Chase (Grade 2) 3m 5f 201y

    Lord Royal – 7th

    Wednesday, March 17

    13.20 – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 5f

    Gaillard Du Mesnil – 2nd

    13.55 – Festival Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) 3m ½f

    Monkfish – 1st

    14.30 – Coral Cup (Grade 3)  2m 5f

    Koshari – 16th

    15.05 – Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1) 1m 7f 199y

    Chacun Pour Soi – 3rd

    16.50 – Champion Bumper (Grade 1) 2m ½f

    Kilcruit – 2nd

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    Thursday, March 18

    13.20 – Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) 2m 4f

    Asterion Forlonge – 3rd

    13.55 – Pertemps Network Final (Grade 3) 3m

    Dandy Mag – 7th

    14.30 – Ryanair Chase (Grade 1) 2m 4½f

    Min – PU

    15.05 – Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1) 3m

    Bacardys – 7th

    16.15 – Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m 1f

    Gauloise – 11th

    Friday, March 19

    13.20 – JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 179y

    Haut En Couleurs – 3rd

    13.55 – County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 179y

    Ganapathi – 14th

    14.30 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 7f 213y

    Stattler – 4th

    15.05 – Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1) 3m 2f 70y

    Al Boum Photo – 3rd

    15.40 – St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup 3m 2f 70y

    Billaway – 2nd

    16.15 – Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase (Grade 2) 2m 4f 127y

    Colreevy – 1st

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