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‘In 60 years it’s a good a ride as I’ve seen’: Lloyd Williams reflects on Melbourne Cup number seven

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Forty years after winning his first Melbourne Cup, racing identity Lloyd Williams, has claimed his seventh with Twilight Payment.

Williams said a unique set of instructions, followed to a tee by jockey Jye McNeil were the key to winning this years cup.

“It was a European type tactic,” he told Sportsday.

“Put them under the pump from a long way out.

“You know you’ve got a horse that’s very fit, and it stays.

“Jye would have never had instructions like that in his life before, because no one rides races like that out here.”

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