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Lizzie Kelly guides Tea For Two to victory in Aintree 2017


Friday, 7 April 2017 :  Lizzie Kelly guided the 10-1 shot Tea For Two to victory in the Betway Bowl on the opening day of the Grand National meeting at Aintree.

Kelly was unseated at the second fence on the horse in March’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, leaving her distraught.

But this time they got the better of last year’s winner Cue Card for a second Grade One success.

They pulled alongside Cue Card with three to go and showed good strength to win by a neck after an epic battle.

 

The 23-year-old also admitted that her truncated Gold Cup experience, where she became the first woman since Linda Sheedy in 1984 to ride in the race, had been “character-building”.

“I was just so disappointed because there is such a build-up and then, bam, you are out of it,” she added.

“But that’s racing. Sometimes you have good days and sometimes you have bad days.

“It’s difficult to pick yourself up from being that low but I had to get back into the weighing room and things are forgotten quickly and you are on to the next race. You don’t get a chance to dwell on it.

“I’m the only jockey to have ridden Tea for Two in a race so to see him running around Cheltenham without me was unnerving.

“When we got home, he was very subdued and I think it has done him the world of good because he has learned if he doesn’t listen to me, things will go wrong.”

Source : internet

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