Cheltenham Festival 2019: Klassical Dream bolts up in the Supreme for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins's rapidly progressive five-year-old was in a different league under Ruby Walsh.

The upwardly mobile youngster was sent off at 6-1 and was always up with the pace under his masterful jockey, who has now ridden 59 Festival winners.

He was still tanking along as the field turned into the straight and he put the race to bed with a brilliant turn of foot.

Olly Murphy's pair Thomas Darby (25-1) and Itchy Feet (28-1) ran out of their skins to finish in second and third respectively.

Mullins said:"It was a terrific performance and he is good horse. We took a risk running him on goodish firm ground at home, but we thought he had an engine on him.

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"We debated whether to go for the other race (Ballymore Novices' Hurdle), but when we saw this rain coming we said we would come for this race. The forecast was a big thing once we knew this ground was coming.

"He was well within his own cruising speed. He looks a real good one on this type of ground. He is a very good horse.

"We came away from his work at the Curragh last week thinking he was one that was going to take a lot of beating, no matter what he came up against."

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