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Sandown: Amputee jockey Guy Disney takes victory in Royal Artillery Gold Cup

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Amputee jockey Guy Disney recorded back-to-back successes in jump racing’s Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown.

The 35-year-old former soldier and army captain became the first amputee jockey to win at a professional racecourse in Britain last year.

This year he rode 9-4 favourite Rathlin Rose beating Midnight Monty and Renard.

Disney rides with a prosthetic lower right leg after being struck by a rocket-propelled grenade while serving in the army in Afghanistan in 2009.

He is now looking to return to Sandown on 9 March to defend the Grand Military Gold Cup, which he and Rathlin Rose also won last year.

He said afterwards: “It is massive. The trouble is you can’t keep the feeling once you have won. Last time feels like a long time ago. I want to win the next time. I would like to come here in March and win the race again.

“There is no point celebrating winning the race a year ago, it is about enjoying now and trying to have another winner the next time and hopefully here again in March.”

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