CHELTENHAM, England (AP)Jockey Rachael Blackmore and trainer Henry de Bromhead delivered another big winner at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday.
Envoi Allen won the Ryanair Chase – one of the top races on Day 3 of the prestigious meeting – two days after Honeysuckle, ridden by Blackmore and trained by De Bromhead, produced arguably the standout moment of the week by winning the Mares’ Hurdle in her last ever run.
Envoi Allen won at odds of 13-2, with race favorite Shishkin fading after making a big blunder at the third-to-last fence.
Blackmore and De Bromhead will be hoping for more success Friday when A Plus Tard goes for back-to-back wins in the Gold Cup, the top jumps race on the British calendar.
Also Thursday, Sire Du Berlais was an unlikely winner of the Stayers’ Hurdle at odds of 33-1.
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