Cheltenham Festival 2017: 17-year-old Jack Kennedy wins Supreme Novices' Hurdle

The Cheltenham Festival started with a shock result, 25-1 outsider Labaik storming to victory in the Novices’ Hurdle, beating highly-fancied rivals Melon and Ballyandy.

Ridden by Jack Kennedy, who unbelievably is still just 17 years old, the Gordon Elliot trained horse had started the morning as a 50-1 shot in the first race of today, a result of refusing to start in five of the eight races he has entered since the beginning of 2016. 

However despite his problems at the start of races, Labraik had absolutely no problem finishing this once, blitzing all competition on the home straight to storm

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