Minute claims Coral Cup

Ninetieth Minute gave the Irish their seventh winner of the Cheltenham Festival as he powered clear in the hands of Paddy Flood to win the Coral Cup.

Ninetieth Minute gave the Irish their seventh winner of the Cheltenham Festival as he powered clear in the hands of Paddy Flood to win the Coral Cup.

The Tom Taaffe-trained 14-1 chance travelled superbly throughout the two-mile-five-furlong contest and took up the running soon after jumping the second-last.

He showed a smart turn of foot to put distance between himself and his rivals and although Mirage Dore stayed on late up the hill, Ninetieth Minute had a length and a half in hand at the line.

Pause And Clause (9-1) rewarded each-way backers by finishing third, while Star Of Angels (40-1) was fourth.

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