I hope Al Boum Photo now starts to get the praise he deserves. He was a good winner last year but a lot of people seemed underwhelmed by it, presumably because he was a big price and so were the placed horses.
Now he has won a second GC and beat just about every good staying chaser out there with the exception of Topofthegame (and I suppose Native River as well but I cannot believe he would have won).
I expect Nicholls cannot wait to get Topofthegame back. A line through Santini would have seen him as the winner. And he has to realise now that Clan Des Obeaux is not a Cheltenham horse. Maybe it might finally dawn on NTD that Bristol De Mai is not either!