Al Boum Photo gives Carlow based trainer Willie Mullins first Cheltenham Gold Cup

What a win!

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


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Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins has finally secured Cheltenham Gold Cup glory as Al Boum Photo galloped away to victory 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.

Anibale Fly stayed on for second, with Bristol De Mai in third.