Bookies restrict payouts on Rachael Blackmore after jockey lands sixth Cheltenham Festival winner ahead of Gold Cup

BOOKIES have restricted payouts on Rachael Blackmore as the superstar jockey landed her SIXTH Cheltenham Festival winner.

Punters were piling on to a five-fold backing all her rides on the final day of racing.

But bookmakers, fearing a whitewash, capped payouts at £25,000.


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And their fears were realised after she won the first on Quilixios at 2-1.

Blackmore is on Champagne Gold in the 1.55 – the pre-race favourite at 9-2.

After that she has Pats Fancy in the 2.30, huge Gold Cup hopeful A Plus Tard in the Gold Cup at 3.05 and then Cabaret Queen in the 4.15.

Sky Bet spokesman Michael Shinners said: "We have had to put a cap on the Rachael Blackmore five-fold this morning at a maximum payout of £25,000, to allow more of our customers to get on the bet."

Punters are reporting a similar cap on bet365.

Blackmore's six winners so far this Festival is three ahead of second-placed Jack Kennedy.

She already made history by becoming the first woman to win the Champion Hurdle on Honeysuckle on Tuesday.

And she has another shot at history with A Plus Tard in the showpiece Gold Cup.


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