Rachael Blackmore blows away rivals with amazing front-running performance on Allaho for yet another Cheltenham winner
RACHAEL BLACKMORE blew away her rivals with an amazing front-running demolition job on Allaho.
The 3-1 shot gave the crack Irish jockey her fourth winner of Cheltenham Festival – the most of any rider so far.
Blackmore made history with her win in the Champion Hurdle on Honeysuckle on Tuesday.
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And she recorded more victories with Bob Olinger and Sir Gerhard on Wednesday.
But arguably none caught the eye quite as much as her foot-perfect ride on Allaho in the Ryanair Chase.
The Willie Mullins-trained horse cruised to a 12-length win over 11-2 shot Fakir D'oudairies, with 25-1 outsider Tornado Flyer in third.
Victory here secured owners a first-place prize of £150,000.
But it is Blackmore – the superstar jockey who never thought she would ride for a living – who deserves all the plaudits.
And she said afterwards: "For a jockey when you're getting legged up on these kind of horses for Willie Mullins, Henry de Bromhead they just know their job. It's fantastic.
"He was just jumping and travelling. He's just a real galloper, that's how I rode him. It was either going to work or it wasn't – and it worked."
More to follow.
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