Favourite Hazel Hill won the Foxhunters Chase on the final day of the Cheltenham festival.
The Gold Cup had a lot to live up to. But this was a competitive race, which was led by Road to Rome, before he faded; Shantou Flyer finished second at odds of 7/2. Top Wood finished third – he was placed at 33/1.
“I love this horse!”
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) March 15, 2019
Jockey Alex Edwards expressed his delight at winning the race following a composed and controlled ride throughout.
“It is absolutely unbelievable – I love this horse,” he said. “He has run 15 times and I think he has won 14 of them.
“We are in a very lucky position to ride horses like these.”