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Relegate powers home to win the Champion Bumper

  • Relegate came from the clouds to deny stablemate Carefully Selected
  • It was a ninth win in the event for Willie Mullins but a first for Katie Walsh
  • Tornado Flyer claimed third place to give trainer Mullins a clean sweep

Relegate came from the clouds to deny stablemate Carefully Selected and provide Willie Mullins with another winner in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham as he once again dominated the race.

It was a ninth win in the event for Ireland’s champion trainer but a first for Katie Walsh, who delivered the mare right on the line.

Her brother Ruby was supposed to be riding the narrow runner-up, but had earlier been taken to hospital for X-rays following a fall.

Relegate broke from the pack at the turn to win the Weatherbys Champion Bumper

Danny Mullins had stolen a march at the start on Carefully Selected and right until the dying moments it looked as if it would prove crucial, only for Relegate (25-1), now unbeaten in three starts, to fly up the hill.

Tornado Flyer claimed third to give Mullins a clean sweep. 

Jockey Katie Walsh (centre) celebrates after winning the Champion Bumper on Relegate

Jockey Katie Walsh (centre) celebrates after winning the Champion Bumper on Relegate



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