Cheltenham Gold Cup result: Al Boum Photo secures back-to-back wins

Al Boum Photo became the first back-to-back winner of the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup since the great Best Mate as he triumphed again for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend.

Sent off the 100-30 favourite, Al Boum Photo travelled well throughout for Townend and seized control jumping the last as Lostintranslation tried his best to challenge.

Santini also emerged from behind to stake his claim and the three of them battled it out up the hill, with Al Boum Photo hanging on at the line.

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Santini took second, with Lostintranslation third and Monalee back in fourth.

Al Boum Photo follows in the hoofprints of Best Mate, who won the race three times between 2002 and 2004.

 

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