Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Star Set to Shine

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Star Set to Shine

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WE all got the good news we had been hoping for yesterday when Kauto Star was confirmed as a runner for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.

Paul Nicholls' 12-year old has put the nasty fall he had when schooling at home behind him and there is no doubt that he will be 100% right for the race in three days time, otherwise connections would not be running him this week.

After making massive strides in his recovery, Kauto Star was back on top form when enjoying a racecourse gallop at Wincanton on Friday.

Connections were keen to see how he fared in another schooling session before confirming his participation. But after pleasing Nicholls and jockey Ruby Walsh, Kauto Star will try to add to his wins in 2007 and 2009.

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

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