Cheltenham Tue, 13th Mar, 2018
Coo Star Sivola My heart was absolutely pounding. I was jumping up and down myself in the closing stages. I couldn't believe it halfway up the run-in when I thought we might get caught again (like Maljamar, beaten a neck at Cheltenham in 2009). The expectation for a six-year-old novice was massive, but he's always run well here. It's his track. It's fantastic to win, it had all looked to be going to plan up until the final fence and then the other horse started closing with every stride. It's fantastic for Lizzie - her first Festival winner. It couldn't be better. It was all perfection.