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Tranquil Sea ends Irish drought
Tranquil Sea became the first Irish-
trained horse to win the Paddy Power
Gold Cup for 29 years with an awesome
performance under Andrew McNamara.
Heavily backed in the morning to start
11-2 favourite, the Edward O'Grady-
trained seven-year-old timed his run
well to win by four and a half lengths.
Hold Em ran on at 14-1 under bottom
weight to take third spot, behind the
Paul Nicholls-trained Poquelin (12-1).
Plenty of others struggled in the
testing conditions at Cheltenham.
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