Cheltenham Festival: 50-1 Lisnagar wins Stayers’ Hurdle

The 50-1 shot Lisnagar Oscar caused the biggest shock of this year’s Cheltenham Festival with victory in the Stayers’ Hurdle on day three.

Ridden by Adam Wedge, who claimed his first Festival winner, Lisnagar Oscar finished two lengths clear of Ronald Pump (20-1), with Bacardys (33-1) third.

Paisley Park, the 4-6 favourite and last year’s winner who has been in superb form this season, was never in contention after falling off the pace with three hurdles to go.

Once Lisnagar Oscar took the lead on the run-in to the last, he looked strong and went on to claim a superb win for trainer Rebecca Curtis.

Earlier, 2-1 shot Min, ridden by Paul Townend, won the Ryanair Chase after leading for most of the race.

Saint Calvados (16-1) and Gavin Sheehan mounted a late challenge to finish second, while 7-4 favourite A Plus Tard was third.

Last year’s winner Frodon and Bryony Frost finished well down the field.

More to follow.

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