Cheltenham Festival: Back In Focus wins the National Hunt Chase

The eight-year-old, who has stamina in abundance, wore down Tofino Bay

Back In Focus put up a determined staying performance to give Irish trainer Willie Mullins his fourth winner of this year's Cheltenham Festival in the John Oaksey National Hunt Chase.

The eight-year-old, who has stamina in abundance, wore down Tofino Bay up the hill to snatch the spoils from Nina Carberry in the four-mile contest for amateur riders.

Rival d'Estruval fell at the second last when separating the two principals and it was Back In Focus (9-4 favourite) who scored for owner Graham Wylie by half a length from Tofino Bay.

Godsmejudge was 19 lengths back in third.

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