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When we talk about Arkle, we praise his record in winning three Gold Cups, as well as handicaps such as the Hennessy (twice), the Whitbread and the Irish Grand National giving away lots of weight. When we talk about Desert Orchid, we praise his record in winning top class chases from two miles to three miles five furlongs, again often giving away weight; and in winning a Gold Cup when conditions were against him. Both horses carried on winning over several seasons.
Let us hope that Kauto Star proves himself worthy to be mentioned alongside them. At the moment, he has shown only the potential to achieve this status.