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Mill House would have been remembered as one of the greatest chasers of the second half of the 20th century, yet he was put in the shade by Arkle.  He carried 12-10 in the Massey Ferguson over 2m 4f and was just beaten given lumps of weight to two distance specialists, and that was a week after winning the Hennessy. Arkle gave a Gold Cup class horse in Stalbridge Colonist 35 pounds and was beaten a length the next year in the Hennessy. He thrashed the course record at Sandown in the Gallaher Gold Cup by seventeen seconds. He finished a close second on three legs in the King George.

In his 34 races under rules, he carried at least 12 stone in 23 of them but finished with a career total of 27 victories.

In my opinion there hasn’t been a better chaser in my lifetime.

Rob