‘Heaven helped’ Richie take top win at Cheltenham

Conna’s equine tradition wins the race as local jockey Richard Condon took the Grade Three Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle on Heaven Help Us last week.

Richard and the Kilkenny trainer Paul Hennessy were given a guard of honour by Irish peers after their first-ever winner at The Festival supporting WellChild.

Heaven Help Us was returned at 33-1 and had nine lengths to spare at the line.

The Conna man’s skill was no surprise however, having won 16-1 on Heaven Help Us in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown in February.

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