Saturday 3 December 2016

Cause of Causes sixth Irish winner of the day at Cheltenham

Published 17/03/2016 | 18:07

Cause Of Causes ridden by Jamie Codd jumps the fence on his way to winning the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase during St Patrick's Thursday of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story RACING Muir. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial Use only, commercial use is subject to prior permission from The Jockey Club/Cheltenham Racecourse. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Cause Of Causes ridden by Jamie Codd jumps the fence on his way to winning the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase during St Patrick's Thursday of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story RACING Muir. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial Use only, commercial use is subject to prior permission from The Jockey Club/Cheltenham Racecourse. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

Cause Of Causes gave the Irish their sixth winner at Cheltenham on St Patrick's Day when storming home in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase.

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Victorious in the four-mile National Hunt Chase 12 months ago, Cause Of Cause (9-2) came from way off the pace to turn this three-and-a-quarter-mile test into a procession.

He still had plenty to do at the second-last but made up a massive amount of ground to lead before the final fence. With his stamina not in question, Cause Of Causes pulled clear on the flat to win by 12 lengths from A Good Skin (14-1) for trainer Gordon Elliott and owner JP McManus.

Silvergrove (16-1) was half a length back in third and Knock House (16-1) was fourth.

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