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Gold Cup jockey: 'It doesn't trouble me that I'm the only woman'

Lizzie Kelly in action last month. Photo: PA

The first female jockey in 33 years to race in the Cheltenham Gold Cup has told ITV News "she's not troubled" by being the only woman.

Lizzie Kelly, 23, believes she could place in Friday's blue riband event, despite being a 50-1 outsider, riding on Tea for Two.

Last year Kelly became the first woman to ride the winner of a Grade One jumps race in Britain, and the talented jockey has already won seven races this season.

In an interview on Ladies Day at Cheltenham Festival, ahead of the Gold Cup on Friday, she admitted, "it would be great if there were more of us".

She added, "ultimately being a woman doesn't matter. But this is something I've dreamed about since I was a kid. I love the sport I'm in. It's a massive privilege."

Watch Lizzie Kelly talk about the realities of being a female jockey below:

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