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Paul Nicholls: We will keep Kauto Star active

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Paul Nicholls will be providing regular updates on the fitness of Kauto Star in his Betfair column

Paul Nicholls will be providing regular updates on the fitness of Kauto Star in his Betfair column

"We will step up his work next week, with a view to giving him a strong workout with Big Buck’s next Saturday. We could well be in a position to make a decision on Cheltenham next Sunday."

A day after breaking the news that Kauto Star suffered a fall while schooling, Paul Nicholls updates on the recovery plan ahead of Cheltenham....

Well, it has certainly been a busy 24 hours or so since we broke the news of Kauto Star's schooling fall in this column at 5pm yesterday.

If I didn't have a headache before, I bloody have now!

But, in all seriousness, the one with the more pressing ailment is obviously Kauto and I will be giving daily updates on him here.

This morning he had physio from 7-8am (he will be having twice daily sessions, in the morning and evening) and had an hour on the walker from 8-9am.

Then Clifford took him out for a canter over 1m2f.

I must stress that he hasn't taken a lame step since the fall. But like an ageing rugby player, Kauto takes a while to get over the knocks. That said, we will certainly keep him active.

He will canter every day but we will not ride him out on Sunday, although he will have an hour on the walker in the morning and evening that day.

We will then step up his work next week, with a view to giving him a strong workout with Big Buck's next Saturday.

So we could well be in a position to make a decision on Cheltenham next Sunday.

I will let my Betfair readers know first when myself and Clive do come to that decision.

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Comments (1)

  1. jonno | 02 March 2012

    wishing a speedy recovery to Kauto. Also compliments to Paddy Power and Coral who will refund any ante post bets on Kauto Star if he doesn't run - could lessen the blow to the many ante post fans of Kauto if he doesn't run.

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