Synchronised wins Gold Cup

Synchronised has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup after Kauto Star pulled up early in the race.

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Kauto trainer says horse 'fine'

Trainer Paul Nicholls said Kauto Star, whose participation in the Gold Cup was in jeopardy following a schooling fall a fortnight ago, had returned from the race unscathed.

He said: "He's absolutely fine.

"Ruby wasn't happy after he'd jumped a couple of fences and we said if he wasn't happy to pull him up, and he's done the right thing.

"There's obviously something tweaking him."

Following the race he tweeted:

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