Cheltenham Festival 2019: Al Boum Photo claims Gold Cup glory success

Winning jockey Paul Townend
Townend described riding for Mullins as ‘a privilege’

The 12-1 chance Al Boum Photo, ridden by Paul Townend, put in a superb display to give trainer Willie Mullins a first Cheltenham Gold Cup victory.

Mullins, the Festival’s most successful trainer, had previously finished second six times in the prestigious race.

Al Boum Photo had some anxious moments with his jumping but raced away to win by two-and-a-half lengths.