When Sam Waley-Cohen became the first amateur rider in 30 years to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Long Run last year, it was a fairy tale triumph that delighted racing fans around the world.
All eyes will be on Sam at 3.20 this afternoon to see if he can repeat this incredible feat and become the first amateur to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup twice.
This cinematic video by luxury men’s fashion brand, Alfred Dunhill, tells the story of this dedicated amateur’s historic win last year through to his final preparations for this year’s big race and features interviews with Sir Peter O’Sullevan, Sam Waley Cohen and Robert Waley-Cohen.
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