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Harley remains in St George's Hospital in Tooting but Paul Struthers confirms further assessments have shown initial fears have been played down

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20-1 shot trumps favourites in dramatic finale to give trainer Culloty rare double

Daryl Jacob was taken to hospital after being thrown through the rails by Port Melon

Cheltenham Festival 2014: Tiger rolls with ease as Paul Nicholls curses his luck

On this day last year, Davy Russell was nursing a punctured lung as Our Conor and emerging young riding star Bryan Cooper took Cheltenham by storm with a breathtaking win in the Triumph Hurdle.

Ruby Walsh broke his arm after he came off Abbyssial in yesterday’s first race

Cheltenham Festival 2014: Culloty puckers up to his new best mate while Ruby Walsh is hit by karma

“Give me a kiss,” said winning jockey to winning trainer in the post-race carnival. “Where do you want it?” asked Jim Culloty of Davy Russell. Momentarily formal conventions had been suspended, as had belief.

Neil Warnock pour the bubbly, while Simon Clare and David Stevens of Coral and Alan Brazil lift their glasses

Neil Warnock: Three winners out of six... you can put me down as a red-hot tipster the next time the Cheltenham Festival comes around

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Tom Scudamore (right) rode three winners this week for trainer
David Pipe

Cheltenham Festival 2014 Diary: Will Scu be the Dude at Aintree?

Everybody expected Ruby Walsh, Barry Geraghty and AP McCoy, with around 100 Cheltenham Festival  successes between them, to be among the winners again this week and they haven’t disappointed.

Davy Russell celebrates after riding Lord Windermere to victory in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on Gold Cup day at the Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Festival 2014: Lord Windermere comes from last place to win Gold Cup

Last year's RSA Chase hero just prevailed from On His Own after an amazing run to the line

Ruby Walsh on Abbyssial falls in the JCB Triumph Hurdle during the Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Festival 2014: Ruby Walsh breaks arm after dramatic fall during Triumph Hurdle

It means a premature end to the festival for the jockey

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