Al Boum Photo won the featured race of the day following a sensational ride by jockey Paul Townend in the Gold Cup.
The 12/1 shot finished strongly to strike glory in an exhilarating race on the final day.
Anibale Fly came second at odds of 22/1; as Bristol De Mai finished third, and Townend was escstatic after winning the prestigious race.
“I can’t believe it. I just want to thank the owners so much for sticking by me.
“It is the Gold Cup! There’s only one a year, I never dreamt I’d ever win it.”
“I didn’t think I was going to have a good Cheltenham this year”
Well @WillieMullinsNH, turns out you were wrong!
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) March 15, 2019
Willie Mullins, the owner of Al Boum Photo was jubilant, as he watched his horse strike glory.
“I didn’t think I was going to have a good Cheltenham this year,” he joked.