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Watch Cheltenham chaos in two-horse race as BOTH fall but Rachael Blackmore wins after ‘never-before-seen’ incident

RACHAEL BLACKMORE pulled off an absolute miracle in the saddle as Harry Skelton dramatically crashed out in an incident-packed Cheltenham race.

Grand National winner Blackmore somehow stayed on 7-4 Gin On Lime in the penultimate fence of their November Meeting showdown.

Skelton fell off My Drogo and it looked like Blackmore was going to hit the deck too
The Grand National winner somehow kept her balance on the horse and went onto win
Skelton could only watch on as Blackmore got her horse back to her feet after the amazing penultimate fence drama

Skelton was unseated from My Drogo at the second-last and it looked like it was going to be a void race as Blackmore also went down on her mount.

But incredibly, somehow, she managed to keep both feet off the ground, meaning technically she had not come off the horse.

Gin On Lime, a five-year-old mare, then got back to her feet and popped over the last easily to win.

Punters and ex-pros were equally stunned by the top jockey’s astonishing balancing act.

Ruby Walsh said: “I’m just marvelling at Rachael Blackmore. All the games she played as a kid are paying off!”

Pro punter Dave Nevison said: “I’ve never seen anything like that and might not ever again!”

One viewer wrote online: “That was crazy scenes.”

Another said: “Phenomenal effort.”

One comment read: “The Rachael Blackmore legend just grows and grows. What a sit!”

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