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Royal Ascot at York: Top 10 Gold Cup-winning performances.

Byline: by JOHN RANDALL

1 Alycidon (1949) The greatest post-war stayer had the help of two pacemakers when galloping his St Leger conqueror Black Tarquin into submission to win by five lengths 2 Souverain (1947) The Grand Prix de Paris winner profited from the absence of Marsyas to beat the top-class Chanteur by four lengths at Ascot 3 Arbar (1948) Marcel Boussac's three-parts brother to Caracalla beat Belgian champion Bayeux by four lengths in both the Prix du Cadran and at Ascot 4 Caracalla (1946) Marcel Boussac's unbeaten champion beat Chanteur by two lengths in the first post-war Gold Cup en route to Arc glory 5 Sagaro (1977) The Frenchtrained six-year-old completed his unique Gold Cup hat-trick when strolling home by five lengths from Buckskin 6 Le Moss (1980) The front-running dual stayers' triple crown winner just held off Ardross in the first of their three memorable duels 7 Twilight Alley (1963) This inexperienced half-brother by Alycidon to Crepello became Noel Murless's only Gold Cup winner by leading all the way 8 Sheshoon (1960) The Frenchtrained half-brother by Precipitation to Charlottesville showed excellent finishing speed to beat Exar 9 Le Moss (1979) Levmoss's brother, Henry Cecil's second string, beat stablemate Buckskin by seven lengths to score his first Gold Cup victory 10 Zarathustra (1957) This champion, winner of the 1954 Irish Derby, gave Lester Piggott his first Gold Cup success when beating Cambremer

Top ten post-war winning performances as rated by JOHN RANDALL
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jun 16, 2005
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