Cheltenham festival results in full: Al Boum Photo wins Gold Cup for second…

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Al Boum Photo won the prestigious Gold Cup for the second consecutive year on the last day of the Cheltenham Festival 2020 on Friday. Favorite 10-3 beat Santini, winning by the neck and becoming the first horse to defend the title since Best Mate in 2004.

Coach Willie Mullins, who had four wins in five races on Friday, said later: "It's a fantastic day and absolutely unbelievable. That man on the screen, Paul Townend, said he was under pressure.

"Paul does his own thing. He probably does better under a little pressure. [It was] very, very good on his part.

"[I'm] delighted with Paul. It's not easy to replace someone like Ruby Walsh, but Paul is gone and stamped his authority this season in Ireland, riding into our backyard."

His other victories included Burning Victory and Tamboril, both also ridden by Paul Townend, while Barry Geraghty's Saint Roi also came home first.

You can follow all the results of the race on the day of the Gold Cup below.

13:30 – JCB Triumph Hurdle

1. Burning Victory

2. Vacuum the Tower

3. All of humanity

14h10 – Handicap Obstacle in Randox Health County

1. Saint Roi

2. Aramon

3. Bitter

14h05 – Obstacle for Albert Bartlett's newbies

1. Monkfish

2. Last Exhibition

3. Fury Road

3:30 pm – Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup

1. Al Boum's photo

2. Santini

3. Lost translation

4:10 pm – Pursuit by Foxhunter

1. Came to pass

2. Billaway

3. Shantou leaflet

4:05 pm – Big annual chase

1. Chosen companion

2. Eclair De Beaufeu

3. Us and them

5:30 pm – Conditional Obstacle for Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys

1. Indefatigable

2. Pileon

3. Great white shark

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