Dozens of locals were on hand to view winning horse Synchronised as he paraded around the yard at trainer Jonjo O'Neill's Temple Guiting base today. It was a hero's return for the horse and his star jockey who managed to secure the jewel in jump racing's crown at Cheltenham yesterday. Rider Tony McCoy said:
"The Gold Cup is the pinnacle of your sport and what everyone wants to try and win. It's been a loing time since the last time I won so it's really special."
For Jonjo O'Neil it was his first victory as a trainer, although he won the Gold Cup twice as a jockey. He's now considering whether to race Synchronised at next month's Grand National.