Gordon Elliott’s former horse Galvin wins National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham Festival by a length-and-a-half ahead of Next Destination and 11/4 favourite Escaria Ten
Galvin, formerly with Gordon Elliott before being transferred last week to Ian Ferguson’s yard in Northern Ireland, was a gritty but decisive winner of the closing Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices’ Chase.
In a race usually confined to amateur riders but this year exclusively for professionals – while their counterparts remain subject to suspension under coronavirus restrictions – Jack Kennedy doubled his tally for the meeting.
He had 7-2 shot Galvin in contention throughout, but behind the leaders in this marathon contest, until taking closer order into the straight and jumping to the front at the last to beat Next Destination by a length and a half.
Foster’s Escaria Ten was the same distance back in third.
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It was an action-packed first day at Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday afternoon