Tom Scudamore finishes third aboard The Giant Bolster in thrilling Cheltenham Gold Cup finale

Hereford Times: Tom Scudamore (right). Tom Scudamore (right).

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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