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What a raceCan,t see any reason why both horses won,t be running next yearKauto will get a lot closer if the ground is better --Ruby has already said Kauto wasn,t travelling all the way roundExcellent training from Paul Nicholls
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posted Mar 14, 2008
On good ground id really fancy Kauto to reverse the placings.But I suppose thats never going to happen at Cheltenham with the all the watering that goes on.
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I am just glad that none of the no hopers got in the way or came to any grief.Best horse won on the day but still can't split the pair.What we need is a good up and coming Irish horse or perhaps Master Minded might step up in trip ?
Respect and Fair play to Denman for winning the race & collecting the Gold Cup, however face the facts kauto didnt run to his best ability, wether this is to do with him getting old or he just didnt want to run today I dont know, but i can tell you when both horses race each other on there best day kauto will win personally i think kauto is getting a bit rusty and may breed after his next big race. BUT im not complaining there has been great races today ive won a little bit of money so happy :)
You are insane, Kauto is a gelding, same age as Denman. At least look at the facts before spouting rubbish
Offical prices from bet365's website for next years gold cup Denman 100/30Kauto Star 11/2
Denman is too good to be risked over nationalfences. Providing he stays free from injuryhe will probably win the Gold Cup next year.
So the guy didn't know that Kauto was a gelding, nor that he was the same age as Denman.Now you have the right to be rude. Yeah?
I was glad to see Denman win having backed him at big odds for the GC.However i think it is fairly obvious that Kauto Star ran below his best and so i wouldnt be getting too carried away by the actual performance as Neptunes Collonges wasnt beaten far in third.I think we are now entering a golden era in steeplechasing withe the likes of Master Minded, Denman and Kauto Star all rated in the 180`s and i for one cant wait for next season.
posted Mar 15, 2008
The performance in the Aon Chase at Newbury in Feb '08 convinced me that Denman would win the Gold Cup. Kauto Star wasn't 'travelling' or 'jumping' because he was under pressure from a relentless galloper and jumper who was well marshalled by a jockey who knew the strength of his charge. Kauto is a good horse, but on this day, Denman was obviously better.
Kauto Star didn`t jump a fluently as he had done in the King George or at Ascot,but I dont think it made any difference to the outcome of the race.Denmans relentless pace completely took the sting out him,if the ground had been a bit quicker he might have closed the gap but I still dont think he will ever beat Denman off of that pace at Cheltenham.
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