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Jockey Sam Twiston- Davies powered Caid Du Berlais to a Gold Cup triumph

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Moore’s master class in patience and timing will not be forgotten in a hurry

Admire Rakti, ridden by Zac Purton, had to be put down after the race

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Rakti finished last but had to be put down immediately after the race as the German raider claimed the prestigious race

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