Angels Daybreak WINS the Problem Cup by a nostril as Stumptown is pipped on the put up within the enthralling last race of day three at Cheltenham… whereas Mr Unbelievable finishes third
Sam Curling’s Angels Daybreak ensured a clear sweep of the St Patrick’s Thursday handicaps went to Eire when holding off Stumptown to say the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Problem Cup Novice Jockeys’ Handicap Chase by a neck.
The eight-year-old unseated her rider when despatched off favorite for Punchestown’s Grand Nationwide Trial final month, however bounced again in model right here, travelling with actual menace within the fingers of Patrick King and displaying loads of guts when challenged by Gavin Cromwell’s 7-2 favorite within the closing phases.
Curling stated: ‘That was good – I am delighted.
‘She was unfortunate the final day in Punchestown and she or he’s at all times promised lots.
‘We’re solely a small group and solely have about six horses for the observe. We’ve perhaps 70 point-to-pointers and primarily purchase and promote horses. We offered Marine Nationale, so it was particular to see him right here earlier within the week. That is our sport.
Angels Daybreak received the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Problem Cup Chase by a nostril on Thursday
‘This mare jumps properly and loves the bit of additional distance and Pat gave her a really cool trip.
‘When the rain got here I used to be very hopeful. If she’d received the final day she would have gone up within the weights, so perhaps it was a blessing in disguise.
‘She’s within the Irish Nationwide, however she in all probability would not get into that. I hadn’t actually regarded past right this moment, to be sincere.’
King stated: ‘It is unbelievable, I did not assume I might ever have this sense, it is surreal, it is my first trip on the Competition. I’ve had a winner on the October assembly however to trip this for Sam, who has been a giant a part of my profession, I am delighted.
‘I used to be practically on the finish of using as issues had gone very quiet for me however I joined Sam and since then I am again, he is been a giant half.
‘I’ve recognized Sam a very long time and he instructed me if I joined him there’d be probabilities for him and I’ve by no means regarded again.
‘I used to be in entrance far too quickly, I wasn’t presupposed to be in entrance earlier than the final however I believed from a great distance out I used to be going very properly and fortunately it labored out.’
Jockey Jack Andrews pictured aboard Anightinlambourn after the Kim Muir Problem Cup
Thursday’s last showpiece offered an enthralling finish to day three of Cheltenham Competition
CHALLENGE CUP CHASE RESULTS
1. Angels Daybreak -10/1
2. Stumptown – 7/2
3. Mr Unbelievable – 4/1
4. Dunboyne – 8/1
5. Defi Bleu – 40/1