After a great start to the first day of Cheltenham for Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins, it all went a bit pear-shaped during the OLBG Mares' Hurdle.
Sticking close to stablemate Stormy Ireland throughout, Walsh on Benie Des Dieux looked like he was coasting home with only one hurdle left to jump when everything went wrong.
— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) March 12, 2019
Walsh's devasting fall allowed Harry Skelton to coast home on Roksana for the win at 10/1. It wasn't all bad for Willie Mullins mind, with Stormy Ireland and Good Thyne Tara coming home in second and third respectively.
It's already been a good day for the Carlow based trainer, with winners in the first two races of Cheltenham 2019 and it is shaping up for another classic festival for the racing legend.
There will be a precautionary inspection at the Gloucestershire course tomorrow morning at 8am, as strong winds are forecast.
UPDATE: Both Ruby Walsh & Benie Des Dieux were fine after the fall. Walsh is good to go for tomorrow, weather permitting of course