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Watch: Brilliant Post-Race Interviews As 33/1 Shot Wins The Coral Cup

Watch: Brilliant Post-Race Interviews As 33/1 Shot Wins The Coral Cup

St Patrick's Day at Cheltenham, it's only right that the Irish dominate.

In the 14.30, with a heaving field and false start to boot, it seemed as though everything was geared toward a long shot victory.

The race proved that, with Heaven Help Us, a 33/1 shot for trainer Paul Hennessy, winning from post to post.

It was a brilliant ride from Richard Condon, allowing the horse to go out in front and dominate away from the bunched up field.

In his post-race interview, Condon was suitably buzzing.

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The Cork jockey was glowing in his praise for Heaven Help Us' trainer Paul Hennessy, calling him a "genius".

"It was unbelievable, with all the commotion at the start, I thought there was going to be a mad gallop. When I landed over the first, I'd an easy lead the whole way to the finish line," Condon added.

Trainer Hennessy, who's also won the Derby as a greyhound trainer, mentioned that the horse was also bred in his yard, pressing home how brilliant the achievement was.

Speaking on his jockey, Hennessy remarked that Condon had never been around Cheltenham before, yet still managed to control the race.

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"Wasn't Richie brilliant?

"He's never ridden a route here before and he just took the race by the scruff of the neck.

"I said 'Richie, jump her out and stay out of trouble, she'll either stay or she won't'".

Everything came together for horse, jockey and trainer in a stunning ride.

On her return to the winner's circle, Heaven Help Us rightfully received a guard of honour.

 

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