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Paul Nicholls: 'Awesome' Kauto will run in the Gold Cup

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Kauto pictured during this morning's session

Kauto pictured during this morning's session

"I have just put the phone down to Clive and, barring any mishaps in the next few days, Kauto lines up for the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Friday."

Owner Clive Smith and Paul Nicholls decide that Kauto will go to Cheltenham 'barring any mishaps' after an awesome schooling session at Ditcheat this morning

Clive and I have given Kauto Star the green light for the Cheltenham Gold Cup after a very good schooling session on the grass this morning.

Ruby came over to school him and Kauto was awesome, just as I'd thought he would be.

He jumped six fences - the plain fence and the open ditch three times each - and he was foot perfect and looked magnificent, as you can see from the picture.

I have just put the phone down to Clive and, barring any mishaps in the next few days, Kauto lines up for the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Friday.

We are looking forward to it.

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Comments (8)

  1. derek | 12 March 2012

    great to hear kauto star is running on friday gold cup can be his again ( will be ) i bet on him big buck join together n al ferof

  2. Martin English | 12 March 2012

    COME ON KAUTO, Thank you Mr Nicholls!!

  3. Kathryn Dayer | 12 March 2012

    Brilliant Kauto. On Friday, make sure you look after the Irish horseman and return safe and sound. Should you be successful I promise you Cleeve Hill will echo with the sounds of cheering long after your race is run. Good luck Kauto.

  4. chris sharp | 12 March 2012

    be afraid all other gold cup contenders BE VERY AFRAID

  5. Eleanor shillam | 12 March 2012

    Brilliant news well done to the team at Ditchet, good luck on Friday and come home safe.

  6. phil jeffery | 12 March 2012

    Look out for the fairytale of cleeve hill on friday. COME ON THE STAR

  7. kenneth andrews | 12 March 2012

    kauto running will make the gold cup a tremendous spectacle, but surely not even the star of racing will be able to stop long run powering up that hill !!

  8. colin | 13 March 2012

    come on kauto star,win and make this cheltenham festival go down in history as being the most popular and best remembered. good luck.

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