Heaven Help Us wins the Coral Cup at Cheltenham Festival as 33-1 outsider gallops clear of Craigneiche and Tea Clipper
- Heaven Help Us won the Coral Cup at Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday
- Jockey Richard Condon pulled off a perfect front-running ride en route to victory
- The 33-1 outsider won ahead of Craigneiche and Tea Clipper in second and third
Heaven Help Us is this year’s Coral Cup champion after a brilliant ride on Wednesday afternoon.
The horse and its jockey Richard Condon galloped clear of the field in a comfortable Cheltenham Festival showing.
Young jockey Condon pulled off a perfect front-running ride, with the help of his 7lb claim, to dominate what is traditionally the most competitive of handicaps from start to finish.
Heaven Help Us and jockey Richard Condon cruised to the Gold Cup at Cheltenham Festival
Condon celebrates after the 33-1 outsider stuns the field to win by nine lengths
Heaven Help Us, trained by Paul Hennessy, was another success for Ireland – clear almost from the outset, but not at a manic pace in such a big field, and well in control at the last when her nearest pursuer Blue Sari came down.
The 33-1 winner had nine lengths to spare at the line – followed home by Craigneiche, with another outsider Tea Clipper running well to be third, another two and a quarter lengths back.
Condon was also on board when the mare won at the Dublin Racing Festival last time out, but she was defying a 12lb higher mark this time.
Condon dominated what is traditionally the most competitive of handicaps from start to finish