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Friday, March 16, 2012

Synchronised Upsets Cheltenham Gold Cup

Synchronised, ridden by 16-times champion jockey Tony McCoy for trainer Jonjo O'Neill,  won the Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase after two-time winner Kauto Star was pulled up by jockey Ruby Walsh on the first circuit.
SYNCHRONISED (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
The 8-1 shot, owned by JP McManus took the lead after jumping the last and galloped on strongly to head The Giant Bolster (50-1) and win by two and a quarter lengths.  Last year’s winner  Long Run, the 7-4 favorite, third another  three-quarters of a length away.

Dual winner Kauto Star was pulled up at the ninth fence by Walsh.
KAUTO STAR (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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