Davy Russell: Jockey claims landmark French Gold Cup win on Carriacou at Auteuil
Grand National-winning jockey Davy Russell has won the Grand Steeplechase de Paris at Auteuil aboard Carriacou.
Russell, who took the National on Tiger Roll last month for the second year running, is the first rider to seal the double since Fred Winter in 1962.
And Isabelle Pacault is the first woman to train the winner of the race, also known as the French Gold Cup.
"This is right up there with everything I've achieved," said Russell who was only called up for the ride on Friday.
The 39-year-old Irishman, claiming his first French Grade One triumph, added: "I was pleased just to have a ride in the race, never mind win it, so it's fantastic."
Burrows Saint fared best of Irish trainer Willie Mullins' five runners, finishing fifth under Paul Townend.