Result: Carrickboy clinches Byrne Group Plate at Cheltenhem

Carrickboy, ridden by Liam Tredwell, nabs the Byrne Group Plate at the Cheltenham Festival.

Carrickboy has managed to see off his challengers to clinch the Byrne Group Plate on St Patrick's Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival.

AP McCoy's Cantlow was forced to abandon the race on medical advice due to a bleeding right nostril, which was alerted to the vet before the race got underway.

Mad Moose was slightly too eager to jump out of the gates, which prompted a restart, but it was Carrickboy, who was at 50-1, and Tartak who took an early lead.

Ballynagour was placed just in between the pair, but nobody could challenge Carrickboy as Liam Treadwell led him down the final straight to take the victory.

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