Blackmore chalks up sixth Cheltenham Festival win on Quilixios

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Rachael Blackmore: First ride in Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, on May 23 on Ajas.
Rachael Blackmore: First ride in Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, on May 23 on Ajas.

Rachael Blackmore chalked up her sixth Cheltenham Festival winner

By Andrew Atkinson

Rachael Blackmore chalked up her sixth Cheltenham Festival winner on Friday up on Quilixios (2-1) in the JCB Triumph Hurdle trained by Henry de Bromhead.

Vanillier (14-1) landed the Albert Bartlett Grade One on the final day of the Festival under jockey Mark  Walsh, ahead of Oscar Elite (40-1), with Streets Of Doyen (10-1) third and fromthehorsesmouth.info tip Stattler (7-2) from 5s ante-post, fourth in the 19 runners field.

Belfast Banter (33-1) won the Grade 3 County Handicap Hurdle over 2m ahead of Petit Mouchoir and Milkwood, third.

Image courtesy Cheltenham Racecourse Twitter

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