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So, he has won 10 gd1’s, which is probably more than Arkle, therefore he must be a better horse??????????<br>The bottom line is the horse cannot run or jump at a championship pace on proper ground, and therefore has no pretensions to being a Gold Cup horse.<br>The best placing he ever achieved was the year when the race was run at a searing pace, and he never got a look in until running into 4th place at the death, when most of the field had already given their all.<br> It isn’t just Cheltenham, either, as soon as he gets away from the steadily run, small field Irish races that he farms so effectively, his lack of top class racing pace invariably exposes him as beneath the best..<br>Good horse he certainly is, but he has undoubtedly been gifted a series of mainly uncompetetive races, the latest on Saturday, by dint of failures in the opposition rather than his own intrinsic superiority.<br>To put him on the same pedestal as such as Best Mate is, in my view, entirely laughable.