Cork jockey Paul Townend lands three winners including the Gold Cup on the last day of the Cheltenham Festival

Cork jockey Paul Townend lands three winners including the Gold Cup on the last day of the Cheltenham Festival
Al Boum Photo ridden by Paul Townend (right) jumps the last on the way to winning the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.

That included retaining the Gold Cup on favourite Al Boum Photo, having in the previous race crossed the line in first on Monkfish. The East Cork native has been in the saddle for five winners this week.

Jockey Paul Townend with Monkfish. Picture: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile
Jockey Paul Townend with Monkfish. Picture: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

In the opener on the fourth day of racing, Burning Victory and Townend profited from an error from Goshen, who had a huge lead coming down the stretch.

Burning Victory (far side) ridden by Paul Townend coming home to win the JCB Triumph Hurdle during day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Burning Victory (far side) ridden by Paul Townend coming home to win the JCB Triumph Hurdle during day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.

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