Al Boum Photo is looking to win a third-consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: PA

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Bryan Cooper celebrates on Apple’s Jade after winning the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle and is congratulated by trainer Gordon Elliott during day two of the Winter Festival at Fairyhouse racecourse, Co. Meath. Photo: PA

Arguing that Apple’s Jade’s thrilling defeat of Vroum Vroum Mag in Sunday’s ‘Winter Festival’ feature at Fairyhouse represents a microcosm of the flou(...)