Resilience is a prerequisite for any jump rider but Paul Townend’s durability was once again underlined within a dramatic 80 minutes at Cheltenham on Thursday.
Left desolate after one of the most incredible final fence falls in festival history from Galopin Des Champs in the opener, in a rollercoaster of emotions the champion jockey rallied within a couple of races to land the feature Ryanair Chase on Allaho.