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  • Big Orange overcame defending champion Order of St George at Royal Ascot 
  • Trained by Michael Bell and ridden by James Doyle the horse won the Gold Cup 
  • The 5-1 shot showed incredible heart to win the contest with a photo-finish 

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Big Orange repelled the late thrust of defending champion Order Of St George to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

Trained by Michael Bell and ridden by James Doyle in the absence of the injured Frankie Dettori, the 5-1 shot was towards the head of affairs throughout and showed incredible heart to hold the fast-finishing 5-6 favourite right on the line.

Last year’s St Leger hero Harbour Law kept on well for third.

Big Orange pips Order of St George in a photo finish at the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot 

Big Orange pips Order of St George in a photo finish at the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot 

Big Orange pips Order of St George in a photo finish at the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot 

James Doyle on Big Orange stormed to Gold Cup victory, beating Order of St George at Ascot

James Doyle on Big Orange stormed to Gold Cup victory, beating Order of St George at Ascot

James Doyle on Big Orange stormed to Gold Cup victory, beating Order of St George at Ascot

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