A Plus Tard reversed the form with stablemate and last year’s winner Minella Indo to snatch the Cheltenham Gold Cup crown.
Superstar jockey Rachael Blackmore made her move two from home and her mount took the lead at the final fence to land the Blue Riband for trainer Henry de Bromhead for the second year in a row.
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Blackmore, who becomes the first female jockey in history to win the race, said: “I can’t believe it. I’m so lucky to be getting to ride these kind of horses and you can’t do this without the horses. Being attached to Henry’s yard is incredible. This horse is incredible, I don’t know what to say.
“These are such special days and I wouldn’t swap the Grand National for anything, but this is the Gold Cup. You have all these plans for how things are going to work out and racing doesn’t let that happen but that’s happened for me today.”
If you didn’t back the winner then you’re probably wondering where your horse finished. You’ll find the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup result in full below.
1 – A Plus Tard (3/1)
2 – Minella Indo (7/1)
3 – Protektorat (10/1)
4 – Galvin (10/3)
5 – Royale Pagaille (20/1)
6 – Al Boum Photo (6/1)
7 – Asterion Forlonge (22/1)
8 – Santini (66/1)
9 – Aye Right (80/1)
Pulled Up – Chantry House, Tornado Flyer
Paddy Power spokesman Paul Binfield said: “The queen of Tipperary Rachael Blackmore is now the queen of Prestbury Park with the winner all the rage all day and resulting in a seven-figure pay out from us.
“He was a joint favourite last night, but it was all one-way traffic and being the third ‘jolly’ to oblige in the first four races on Gold Cup day, it’s fair to say the good folks at Power Tower weren’t cheering quite as loudly as the punters basking in the Cheltenham sun.”
Sadly, the curtain is set to come down on the 2022 Cheltenham Festival but the good news is we get to do it all again in 12 months time as the 2023 Cheltenham Festival is set to take place between Tuesday, March 14 to Friday, March 17. You can be first in line to hear about ticket details by signing up at the Jockey Club website.
Galopin Des Champs may have fallen at the final fence with Turners Novices’ Chase glory at his mercy but Paddy’s traders saw enough to install Willie Mullins’ charge as the antepost favourite for the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup. A Plus Tard is second in our early betting to defend the title.
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