Kennedy stars as Labaik causes Supreme upset

The 17-year-old Jack Kennedy rode his first Cheltenham Festival winner

PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) Kennedy stars as Labaik causes Supreme upset By Andrew Dietz 1:37PM 14 MAR 2017

Report: Cheltenham Festival, Tuesday

Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m87y, 4yo+

IRISH riding sensation Jack Kennedy announced himself on the biggest stage of all with a performance to remember as 25-1 Labaik pipped 3-1 joint-favourite Melon up the famous Cheltenham hill.

Kennedy, 17, has been taking the Irish racing scene by storm and advertised his exciting potential on British shores when getting a fine tune out of the Gordon Elliott-trained six-year-old, who refused in four of his last seven starts.

"Words can't describe what it's like," said the jockey. "I was probably a little bit far back but they went a good gallop. It couldn't have gone any better."

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