Tom Scudamore finishes third aboard The Giant Bolster in thrilling Cheltenham Gold Cup finale (From Hereford Times)
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Tom Scudamore finishes third aboard The Giant Bolster in thrilling Cheltenham Gold Cup finale
JOCKEY Tom Scudamore finished third in a thrilling Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival this afternoon.
Scudamore, the son of legendary Herefordshire jockey Peter Scudamore, was aboard The Giant Bolster and in a good position leading into the final fence.
Lord Windermere, a 20-1 shot, came from the back of the field and eventually pipped On His Own in a spectacular photo-finish finish to the showpiece race.
Around six horses could have won approaching the final fence but it was Davy Russell who took Lord Windermere home.
Tom Scudamore said: "I thought I would win it going over the last. I didn't think it would be Lord Windermere, but you have to give credit it was a wonderful effort."
Tom is the son of eight-time champion jockey Peter Scudamore and his grandfather Michael, who lives near Ross-on-Wye, won the Grand National on Oxo in 1959.
Favourite Bobs Worth was out of the places.
After a stewards’ inquiry, the original result remains unchanged.
Result in Cheltenham Gold Cup 2014:
1. Lord Windermere (D N Russell) 20-1
2. On His Own 16-1
3. The Giant Bolster (Tom Scudamore) 14-1
4. Silviniaco Conti 11-4
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