Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021: Where every horse finished in Festival feature

Minella Indo helped trainer Henry de Bromhead to a slice of Cheltenham Festival history with a thrilling victory in the WellChild Gold Cup.

The Irish trainer, who also saddled the runner-up A Plus Tard, became the first in his profession to scoop three championship races at the high class meeting.

The winner, ridden by Jack Kennedy, was sent off at odds of 9-1 and crossed the line a length-and-a-quarter in front of his stablemate.

Reigning champion and favourite Al Boum Photo was third in his hat-trick bid.

De Bromhead said: “It was incredible. Jack was brilliant on Minella Indo, who is just such a tough horse.

“It’s all down to the crew at home, who work so hard. And the support of all our clients, it’s just brilliant.

“Whatever it is about here – he’s a little bit like Put The Kettle On – he just comes alive.

“He’s fast asleep at home on a daily basis, but even saddling him today, he was like he was before the Albert Bartlett (in 2019) – he was kicking the back door and so up for it.”

Jack Kennedy and Henry De Bromhead celebrate winning the 2021 Gold Cup with Minella Indo

Where every horse finished in the 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup:

1st Minella Indo 9-1

2nd A Plus Tard 100-30

3rd Al Boum Photo 9-4f

4. Native River

5. Frodon

6. Royale Pagaille

7. Black Op

8. Aso

9. Kemboy

Pulled up: Champ, Santini, Lostintranslation

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