The Irish and Cheltenham, it's a combination that just works.
Irish trainers and jockeys have experienced no shortage of success at the course down through the years, proving some very memorable moments.
However, this one is certainly up there with the stranger ones.
Cork native Mick Winters landed a surprise winner at the course this afternoon, with 16/1 shot Chatham Street Lads obliterating the field in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup.
Irish challenger Chatham Street Lad (16-1) takes apart the £100,000 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup in brilliant style for Mick Winters and Darragh O'Keeffe at @CheltenhamRaces 👏 🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/yAuvcw7AMm
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) December 12, 2020
The win drew quite the response from Winters, who had made a bizarre promise if the horse came through as a winner.
He had promised that he would do a 'pig roll' in the mud if jockey Darragh O'Keefe managed to win the race, going on to do so live in front of the ITV cameras.
— Andy (@parkster59) December 12, 2020
He later explained:
I said if he won, I would do like the pig and roll in the muck as that what the pig does, so I had to back it up.
We got here for the Foxhunters years ago and we finished mid-division. We all dream of the Foxhunters, but nowadays it has gone on a bit tough, so you dream of these races.
What a character.