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QUEEN RACHAEL HAS SIXTH SENSE.

Byline: Rachael Blackmore

secured her sixth winner of Cheltenham 2021 and with it the prize for the fixture's top jockey as Quilixios landed the JCB Triumph Hurdle.

The 2-1 shot marked his first start for Blackmore's boss, Henry de Bromhead he was moved from Gordon Elliott's Cullentra House by the Cheveley Park Stud at the start of the month with a three-and-a-quarter-length margin from Adagio.

"The race was straightforward, he knows his job," said Blackmore. "All the work's been done with him in

Cullentra, so it's down to them, really.

"I was just very lucky to get on him today."

On topping the riders' standings she received a statuette (left) of the Cheltenham Festival 's winningmost jockey, Ruby Walsh, from Sir AP McCoy - Blackmore added: "It's phenomenal - I can't even comprehend being leading jockey at Cheltenham.

Nominating Tuesday's Champion Hurdle triumph as the stand-out moment, the 31-year-old said: "Honeysuckle is extremely special."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Rachael Blackmore
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 20, 2021
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