'Beginner's luck' brings golden glow for Harrington

Robbie Power & Jessica Harrington

One woman made headlines before the race, but it was another who celebrated victory in the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

“Beginner’s luck,” joked Jessica Harrington, a distinguished trainer whose first runner in the famous race – 7-1 chance Sizing John – triumphed in a dramatic renewal.

Lizzie Kelly, the first female jockey for 33 years to ride in jump racing’s showpiece contest, was unseated at the second of 22 fences aboard Tea For Two.

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