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I would hazard a guess that 90% of horses who had made the mistakes Kauto Star made at both Kempton and Newbury, would have ended up on the deck.
The thing with Kauto is, as appalling as a couple of his jumps have been, he hasn’t actually looked like coming down. He adjusts himself following the error and comes back on the bridle/quickens up as if nothing has happened. Granted, it is harder to get away with that sort of thing at Cheltenham, but at a decent pace on good ground I have a feeling he’ll be something else entirely.
As good as he is though, the current price is ridiculous for a Gold Cup. As has been said, he is the most likely winner, but some sense has to come into betting and this year’s showpiece looks like a ‘watch and enjoy’ event.