LONDON (Reuters) – Native River, ridden by Richard Johnson and trained by Colin Tizzard, won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.
The 5-1 shot beat Might Bite, the 4-1 favourite, and Anibale Fly (33-1) in the flagship race at the four-day meeting.
Last year’s winner Sizing John was absent after suffering a fractured pelvis. It was the third year in a row the champion has missed the race after Coneygree and Don Cossack did not defend their crowns.
Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Toby Davis