Result: Back In Focus wins National Hunt Chase

Result: Back In Focus wins National Hunt Chase
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Back In Focus leaves it late to win the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Trainer Willie Mullins claimed his fourth victory at this year's Cheltenham Festival as Back In Focus won the National Hunt Chase on day two of the meeting this afternoon.

It looked as though Tofino Bay, who had been in front for a large part of the race, was going to claim the victory when it cleared the second from last fence - a barrier that Rival D´Estruval failed to get beyond.

With Nina Carberry on board, Tofino Bay went on the leap clear of the last hurdle and appeared to be heading for a comfortable victory.

However, the 10-year-old seemed to ease up and Back In Focus, who was ridden by Mullins's son Patrick, took full advantage by hitting the front, before going on the cross the finishing post unopposed.

7-1 shot Godsmejudge took third spot behind Carberry's mount.

Ruby Walsh
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