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    Mac9
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    Looked a shodow of himself there. Hard to watch that.

    #155426
    thedarkknight
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    That could be the end of Kauto Star as a top quality racehorse.

    #155428
    Anzum
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    Interesting reaction from Nicholls. He told Ruby to be positive, Ruby disagreed but went ahead with the instructions. Nicholls taking the blame. Puzzling state of affairs.

    My reaction before hearing Nicholls, was one of surprise at Walsh’s ride. If he’d have dropped him in and got the horse relaxed, the result would have been different.

    I’m very puzzled after watching that.

    #155429
    Mac9
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    Yes he did look a shadow of the animal that hacked up in the King George and Commercial First. Walsh appeared to be stuck in two minds about whether to kick on or join Our Vic. He was on and off the bridle at regular intervals. He didn’t look an easy ride there though.

    I’m disappointed as I think he may well be on the down turn.

    #155430
    Bulwark
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    No he didin’t – Walsh totally robbed the horse of his winning chance.

    Rubys ride was questionable but Kauto looked like he wanted to give up when he hit that fence, when kauto was at his best he would have humped that field. That wasn’t the same hosre that won the King George, be it through hitting that fence, ruby or whatever.

    #155432
    aaronizneez
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    Looked a shodow of himself there. Hard to watch that.

    Why ?

    Using a fit Exotic Dancer as a guide he’s run to form. OK so Our Vic has comprehensively turned round the form but since he’s been sent to the front with the blinkers on he’s a different beast IMHO. Looks like they’ve gone a good clip so Kauto’s doubful stamina has been tested.

    Looks like a very very good performance from Our Vic rather than an overly disappointing display by Kauto Star.

    #155434
    Mac9
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    Can I just say – Great performance by Our Vic. I for one didn’t think he’d get the trip against such horses as Kauto and Exotic, but he battled on and has been like a new horse this season.

    #155435
    RichK
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    More than possible that a good summer will put him right again. Can’t discount that he’s on the downgrade, but I’m an optimist and I’m looking forward to seeing him back next season.

    Still not sure Ruby isn’t to blame despite what Nicholls says…

    #155436
    thedarkknight
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    It wasn’t a smart move running him so soon after such a gruelling race at Cheltenham.

    It is to the horse’s credit that he very nearly won today despite looking miles below his best.

    #155438
    carvillshill
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    Bit soon to be writing him off IMO, will win at the top level again next season.

    #155441
    Friggo
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    As I said on the other thread, he didn’t look to be completely at ease for the last circuit and a half, which may mean this has come too soon after what was a gruelling Gold Cup. Exotic Dancer hasn’t quite run to form either, potentially lending weight to the idea that the race was harder on the horses than it looked.

    #155443
    robnorth
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    It was a bits and pieces race from Kauto Star. It didn’t seem to me that the tactics lost him the race, more that he made too many mistakes at crucial times. Had he not stepped on the second last he would have won. As it was sheer guts almost saw him home. Perhaps just one race too many after Cheltenham, but he’s an 8yo and I can’t believe his best is behind him.

    Give a bit of credit to Old Vic who had course and going to suit him and ran to his absolute best.

    Rob

    #155447
    thedarkknight
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    Bit soon to be writing him off IMO, will win at the top level again next season.

    We shall see – Azertyuiop never came back after they went cash hunting with him.

    #155450
    Salselon
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    Bit soon to be writing him off IMO, will win at the top level again next season.

    We shall see – Azertyuiop never came back after they went cash hunting with him.

    Do you think that was it was? I thought it was Clive Smith looking to end the season on a winning note, and giving the horse the pubic profile he deserves.

    #155451
    Aidan
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    As I said on the other thread, he didn’t look to be completely at ease for the last circuit and a half, which may mean this has come too soon after what was a gruelling Gold Cup. Exotic Dancer hasn’t quite run to form either, potentially lending weight to the idea that the race was harder on the horses than it looked.

    He didn’t look at ease in the Gold Cup and that was put down to Denman…or at least that is what plenty wanted us to believe.Kauto Star is a shadow of his former self. In his last two races he has struggled to get past the likes of Our Vic and Neptune Collonges. In the Gold Cup we were told that Denman “forcedâ€

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