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Rachael Blackmore claims she is ‘delighted’ to be riding Highwind in the Triumph Hurdle this afternoon.

The 33/1 outsider will kick off the final day of the Cheltenham Festival at 13:30 (GMT) and shoot for another Willie Mullins victory.

“I’m delighted to have picked up the ride on Highwind for Willie Mullins in the Triumph Hurdle,” Blackmore told Betfair.

“I rode him in the Spring Juvenile Hurdle at the Dublin Racing Festival, and he has plenty of ground to make up on some of his rivals here from that, but he travelled well until the run to the second last flight, where he made a mistake.

“A winner on the flat in France, he won well at Punchestown on his first run in Ireland, he did well to keep on again after he made a mistake at the final flight, and I hope that he can go well here.”