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Summary

  1. Paul Townend on Al Boum Photo wins Gold Cup at odds of 12-1
  2. First Gold Cup winner for trainer Willie Mullins, who has been runner-up six times
  3. Anibale Fly (22-1) second and Bristol De Mai (18-1) third
  4. Victories elsewhere for Minella Indo (50-1), Pentland Hills (20-1), Ch'tibello (12-1), Hazel Hill (7-2f), Croco Bay (66-1) and Early Doors (5-1)
  5. Going: Good to soft

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By Ben Hobson and Jonathan Jurejko

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  1. Thanks for joining us

    Thanks so much for joining Jonathan Jurejko and I over the course of four exhilarating days. It's been an incredible spectacle and we can't wait to do it all over again soon.

    Join us again in a few weeks time for the Grand National to see if Tiger Roll can reclaim his crown at Aintree.

    READ: Al Boum Photo claims Gold Cup glory success

    READ: Fatal injuries to Sir Erec and Invitation Only at Cheltenham

    To see all the results from the past four days click here.

  2. Cheltenham Festival 2019 round-up in pictures

    Espoir D'Allen
    Image caption: Espoir D'Allen gave trainer Gavin Cromwell a first Cheltenham Festival triumph with victory in the Champion Hurdle.
    Altior
    Image caption: Odds-on favourite Altior claimed a record-equalling 18th consecutive success over jumps thanks to a nervy win in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
    Andrew Gemmell
    Image caption: Paisley Park lived up to his reputation with a superb victory in the Stayers' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival for owner Andrew Gemmell, who has been blind since birth.
    Al Boum Photo
    Image caption: The 12-1 chance Al Boum Photo, ridden by Paul Townend, put in a superb display to give trainer Willie Mullins a first Cheltenham Gold Cup victory.
  3. Post update

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC racing correspondent at Cheltenham

    Al Boum Photo and Paul Townend have deservedly plugged a significant hole in an otherwise glittering CV of Willie Mullins.

    Six second places in 20 years of trying as extraordinary as it must have been heart-wrenching.

    But it has been a mixed day for the team.

    The winner was ranked number three out of four of the Mullins contenders but none of the other three completed.

    Invitation Only, ridden by the trainer's son Patrick, suffered fatal injuries in a fall.

  4. Some good news

    Thankfully Not That Fuisse is up and walking having fallen at the last hurdle.

  5. Willie Mullins & Nico De Boinville take accolades

    Willie Mullins emerges as the top trainer of the week with Nico De Boinville taking the jockey's accolade.

  6. Like father, like son

    How about this for a nice little factoid.

    Willie Mullins earned his first Gold Cup win earlier, following in the footsteps of his dad Paddy who saddled Dawn Run in 1986.

    And on the same day Jonjo O'Neill - whose dad Jonjo senior was on board Dawn Run - has just ridden his first Festival winner.

  7. RESULT

    Conditional Handicap Hurdle (17:30 GMT)

    1 Early Doors 5-1

    2 Dallas Des Picton 7-2F

    3 Defi Bleu 14-1

    4 Champagne Court 14-1

    All 24 ran

  8. Final racecard

    Gold Cup Day at the Cheltenham Festival

    13:30 - JCB Triumph Hurdle 2m 139y - PENTLAND HILLS

    14:10 - Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle 2m 179y - CH'TIBELLO

    14:50 - Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle 2m 7f 213y - MINELLA INDO

    15:30 - Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase 3m 2f 70y - AL BOUM PHOTO

    16:10 - St James's Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup 3m 2f 70y - HAZEL HILL

    16:50 - Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase 2m 62y - CROCO BAY

    17:30 - Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 56y - EARLY DOORS

  9. 'It's a dream come true'

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Winning 21-year-old jockey Jonjo O'Neill: "It's amazing. It is what you dream of every day.

    "It's a dream come true. It's massive for my parents and it's a huge delight to do it for Joseph. I've repaid the favour."

  10. Post update

    That's a fifth winner of the week for owner J P McManus.

  11. EARLY DOORS TAKES IT

    Conditional Handicap Hurdle (17:30 GMT)

    Early Doors beats the favourite Dallas Des Pictons for Joseph O'Brien. That's a second winner of the week.

    It will give him at least some joy after a terrible day for his yard.

  12. Post update

    Conditional Handicap Hurdle (17:30 GMT)

    The favourite Dallas Des Pictons and Early Doors go for the win...

  13. Post update

    Conditional Handicap Hurdle (17:30 GMT)

    Early Doors is travelling well as the field bunches up. We're in for a grandstand finish.

  14. Post update

    Conditional Handicap Hurdle (17:30 GMT)

    Acapella Bourgeois still leads three out.

  15. Post update

    Conditional Handicap Hurdle (17:30 GMT)

    The favourite Dallas Des Pictons sits in fourth.

  16. Post update

    Conditional Handicap Hurdle (17:30 GMT)

    Nicky Henderson's Pym is in midfield. Acapella Bourgeois and Getareason continue to take us on.

  17. Post update

    Conditional Handicap Hurdle (17:30 GMT)

    Mount Mews refused to jump off at the start. Acapella Bourgeois leads.

  18. AND WE'RE OFF

    Conditional Handicap Hurdle (17:30 GMT)

    The 28th and final race. 2m 4f 56y to see us through to the end of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.

  19. Post update

    Conditional Handicap Hurdle (17:30 GMT)

    As seen quite a few times the horses are going off from a standing start.

  20. Post update

    John Hunt

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator at Cheltenham

    If Nicky Henderson doesn't win it then Willie Mullins will be the leading trainer of the Festival. That would cap a brilliant day.