Kauto Star set to shine at Cheltenham – Gold Cup Chase Preview

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Kauto Star set to shine at Cheltenham – Gold Cup Chase Preview
The champion trainer Paul Nicholls’ veteran bay gelding, Kauto Star, is expected to complete another hat-trick of his success-studded career by winning the Grade 1 race of Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on the closing day (March 16) of the glorious Cheltenham
The long-awaited high-voltage Chase is scheduled to start at 3:20 (GMT). For the big prize money worth £284,750, 15 runners are geared up to show their guts on 3m2f110y long course.
Kauto Star will compete against Burton Port, Carruthers, China Rock, Diamond Harry, Knockara Beau, Long Run, Midnight Chase, Quel Esprit, Synchronised, The Giant Bolster, The Midnight Club, Time For Rupert, Weird Al and What A Friend.
Though the hot favourite gelding had been enjoying great form since the very beginning of his career, but he perked up his confidence further by winning a couple of consecutive races each in November and December 2011.
The 40-race experienced horse has 23 epic triumphs to his credit. He has earned as much as £2,375,883 in prize money.
The Clive D. Smith-owned maverick gelding looks to be in great form at the moment. He is supposed to capitalise well on his inherent capabilities and clinch top spot in today’s mega marathon.
The bookmakers have staked huge money on Kauto Star and his fans are eagerly waiting to watch him fighting for success.
It will not be wrong to say that the Gold Cup, Just due to Kauto Star’s entry, is the most significant event of the closing day of the festival.
Though the gelding’s chances to thrive are higher than all, but some of his potential opponents like Quel Esprit and Long Run can give him rather tough time on the track.
Quel Esprit recently registered a fabulous hat-trick. Following his one big victory in November 2011, the trainee of W. P. Mullins went on to win a race each in January and February 2012.
Overall, the talented horse has accomplished 9 triumphs to date since starting his career in March 2008. He is likely to compete elegantly and daringly for another conquest in today’s outing.
On the other hand, Long Run gained plenty of confidence by finishing first in his last outing on February 17, 2012. Prior to this, he had got second spot each in the months of November and December 2011.
The legendary trainer Nicky Henderson’s veteran gelding won four races in a row from October 2009 to February 2010. He will also show a big run today.
Thus, it is anticipated that the Gold Cup race will be awash with thrill and throb. A large number of spectators are likely to turn out to the venue to enjoy the heated action.
Let us see how Kauto Star manages to claim the ace title. Good luck to all the runners.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the writer's own and do not reflect Bettor.Com’s editorial policy.



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