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Watch: 17-Year-Old Kerry Jockey Wins Supreme Novices' Hurdle At Cheltenham

Watch: 17-Year-Old Kerry Jockey Wins Supreme Novices' Hurdle At Cheltenham
By Balls Team Updated

He's being hailed as having a massive future but the present ain't so bad for 17-year-old Irish jockey Jack Kennedy. The Dingle man - who lies in second in the Irish Jump Jockeys Championship - has won the first race of the Cheltenham Festival, winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle on Labaik for Gordon Elliott.

Despite being 25-1 on to win, Kennedy managed to push on for victory with the last fence being key to him overcoming Melon, the 3-1 favourite. (There's also the small matter of Ruby Walsh riding Melon - beating Ruby up the hill in the race he ALWAYS wins not a bad start to your Cheltenham story!)

And it was clear just how much victory meant to him when interviewed after the race.

SEE ALSO: Cheltenham Liveblog Day 1 - Losing Money Together

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