Synchronised wins Gold Cup

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

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'Spot-on timing' preparing Synchronised for Gold Cup win

Synchronised ridden by Tony McCoy (left) jump the last as they go on to win the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Credit: PA

Jonjo O'Neill, who was secured his first Gold Cup as a trainer, said: "AP was brilliant on him, he knows him so well.

"Our big worry was keeping him in the race as, if he makes mistakes, he gets behind.

"A lot of work has gone into him at home so was a great team effort from the yard.

"He only came right in last 10 days or so and we weren't really confident.

"He flowered in the last few days and it was spot-on timing."

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