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Paul Nicholls: A Bit of The Buzz and Swagger Returns to Kauto

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"I cannot tell you how massively relieved I am to see Kauto progressing and going forward."

Finally some good news for Paul as head lad Clifford tells him Kauto Star has made a big step forward.

YOU may have just seen my tweet this morning about Kauto Star but, as promised, I will keep my Betfair readers updated first.

I tweeted that today's Kauto Star's work this morning was, in Clifford's words, a "big step forward" for the horse.

Kauto had his physio this morning and had an hour on the walker, and you could just tell that he had more of a buzz and a spring in his step, and that a bit of the old swagger had returned.

So we decided to send him out second lot and he did a strong canter over ten furlongs with What A Friend, and delighted us.

And when Clifford pulled up and said "big step forward", he didn't need to add anything. I could simply tell by the smile on his face.

I cannot tell you how massively relieved I am to see Kauto progressing and going forward.

Don't get me wrong, or carried away, because he is not there yet.

Not at all, and things can change daily. But this was a step in the right direction and I'm much happier, I can tell you.

We were going to give him Sunday off but I have decided to keep the momentum going and he will have another canter tomorrow.

I just hope that Clifford and I are as pleased with him tomorrow, as we are right now.

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