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SwallowCottage
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I think that the argument about how good Best Mate was will go on for some time. He was a superbly consistent horse and a great jumper who had the ability to travel well in his races, jump soundly and then produce an extra gear at the business end. On good decent ground he was a very difficult horse to beat.<br>He won the Gold Cup at the age of 7 and won all 3 Gold Cups that he participated in. My personal opinion is that he should be remembered for being one of the best chasers ever but not quite in the same class as horses such as Golden Miller or Arkle.