The party's over for another year and what a way to end such a superb Cheltenham Festival.
Some said the rainfall and consequent heavy ground would spoil the meeting. It didn't for me. Indeed, I would prefer it were the festival to take place on testing ground every year. It sorts out the weak from the strong. I like horses that can win in mud.
Native River did that. The further rainfall was just what my winner of the 2016 Hennessy Gold Cup wanted and he won the Cheltenham Gold Cup having led the race from the beginning . . .
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